About The Book

The bestselling, bitingly satirical novel about one man’s search for his soul … in the most soulless of places.

'A fearsome satirical blast.’ The Age

Hugh Walker has it all. He’s a successful young lawyer with a beautiful girlfriend and a million dollar office view … So why does he identify more with his resident cockroach than Atticus Finch, his childhood hero?
Once upon a time he was the defender of the abused, the voice of the oppressed. But now he's turning a blind eye to suspect time sheets, championing the powerful against the powerless, and not being entirely honest with his girlfriend. Has his good side deserted him? Is there a way back?


 ‘A sharp-clawed comedy.’Sydney Morning Herald

‘The funniest, most unutterably savage lawyer joke ever.’ John Birmingham

‘Beasley exercises brutal wit … His spirited whistleblowing is a tonic.’ Weekend Australian

About The Author
Photograph © Richard Beasley

Richard Beasley grew up in Adelaide, before moving to Sydney where he has worked as a barrister since 1997. He is the author of five novels: Hell Has Harbour Views (which was adapted for ABC Television in 2005), The Ambulance Chaser, Me and Rory Macbeath, and his Peter Tanner thrillers, Cyanide Games and The Burden of Lies.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia (January 2019)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781925791488
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