Author(s): Jock Serong

Crime Fiction

"HIS HONOUR: Mr Jardim, withdraw that comment immediately. MR JARDIM: Your Honour, I'm not withdrawing it because it's got nothing to do with the merits of this case, just as your small-minded treatment of my client has got nothing to do with the merits of the case. I mean, could you have cocked this thing up any worse? Bloody helpless kid and you know she's back out on the street now. You're known throughout the state as a heartless old prick and a drunk, and seeing I've gone this far, your daughter-in-law's appointment to the court is widely viewed as a grubby political payoff. Today's pretty much the lowest I've seen you stoop but it's been a rich field of excrem- HIS HONOUR: Senior, will you have Mr Jardim removed?" Charlie Jardim has just trashed his legal career in a spectacular courtroom meltdown, and his girlfriend has finally left him. So when a charitable colleague slings him a prosecution brief that will take him to the remote coastal town of Dauphin, Charlie reluctantly agrees that the sea air might be good for him. The case is a murder. The victim was involved in the illegal abalone trade and the even more illegal drug trade. and the witnesses aren't talking. And as Dauphin closes ranks around him, Charlie is about to find his interest in the law powerfully reignited.


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* Review coverage in major Australian and New Zealand newspapers such as Sydney Morning Herald, Australian, Herald Sun and NZ Herald * Review coverage in legal journals and publications such as Law Society Journal and Lawyers Weekly * Review coverage in local Victorian print media such as the Leader newspapers, Melbourne Review, Moyne Gazette and other southwest coast publications * Author to be interviewed on national and local radio programs such as Radio National's Books and Arts Daily and Triple R * Review coverage in literary and general publications such as Australian Book Review, Good Reading, Big Issue and Listener * Online review coverage * Lightwall advertising in major airports * Advertisements in literary and current affairs publications such as ABR and the Big Issue and on their associated websites * Promotions and giveaways with targeted subscriber groups including book lovers such as Goodreads and CAE; and coast lifestyle magazines such as the Great Ocean Quarterly * Budget for bookseller catalogues * Advertisements in bookseller newsletters * Major social media campaign including dedicated Facebook and Goodreads competitions as well as paid targeted advertising * Featured in Text newsletters and website

Jock Serong lives and works on the far southwest coast of Victoria. He was a practising lawyer when he wrote Quota and is currently a features writer, and the editor of Great Ocean Quarterly. He is married with four children, who in turn are raising a black dog, a rabbit and an unknown number of guinea pigs. Quota is his first novel.

General Fields

  • : 9781922147936
  • : Penguin Books
  • : Penguin Books
  • : May 2014
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : June 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jock Serong
  • : Paperback
  • : en
  • : 304