The bluebird of happiness has stopped warbling and Jack's life has hit a new low. His body broken from too many beatings, Linda has left him, the racing world is in turmoil, his local - the Prince of Prussia - may never be the same again and Jack has returned to the law in the form of mundane conveyancing.
That is, until he learns of foreign students at a disreputable private college dying in bizarre circumstances. His investigation leads him down a rabbit hole - and Linda to India - to unveil a corrupt and complicit government in bed with a homegrown global enterprise engaged in the literal pursuit of happiness and its very lucrative benefits.
This six part thriller stars Guy Pearce, Marta Dusseldorp, Aaron Pedersen, Roy Billing, Danielle Cormack, Deborah Mailman, Leah Vandenberg and Shane as Barry Tregear. It is dedicated to Jack Irish's creator. Australian crime writer Peter Temple, who passed away in March 2018.