Piers Paul Read

A Cursory Repentance

Cassidy

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Charles Parnell Cassidy is the corrupt political boss of the Labour Party in New South Wales – the kind of boozing, whoring Irish cliché to be found in many novels set in the larger cities of the English-speaking world. Luckily he dies in London on page 21 and we are left only with the adventures of his son-in-law, a lawyer, Martin Gregory, who had been Cassidy’s protégé before eloping to England with his daughter.

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