Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

,CyShark Central' Does a Roaring Trade

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

,CyShark Central' Does a Roaring Trade

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Episode 83

I RECKON there's plenty of time to get to Evan before Daz does. Post-auction he'll be chatting to clients, placating vendors, talking up buyers.

I'm not sure Evan will be at Ocean World, decide to try. I turn into the car park, no spaces Co the week's events don't seem to have turned away visitors, they're probably lined up outside Shark Central hoping for a repeat performance.

I park in a disabled space, walk around to the offices, knock on the door. No answer. I walk to the front entrance, there's a line-up. I cut in.

C[pounds sterling]Dusty Dexter, Private Investigator, and PR consultant to Dr Evan Evans. Let him know I'm here.C[yen]

I'm holding up the line. She's narky but gets on the phone, talks, replaces the receiver. C[pounds sterling]He's at Shark Central, upstairs.C[yen]

They're 10 deep in front of Shark Central. I hang around, listen to snatches of conversation.

C[pounds sterling]Heard by the time they finished him off the water was blood red.C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]Feeding frenzy. Ripped him to shreds.C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]Ate everything, even his clothes.C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]Gunna cut open one of the sharks, see if there's something left inside, get his DNA so they can identify him.C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]Punch 'em in the eye, that's what I heard, stops 'em dead.C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]Mum, I wanna come back for feeding time.C[yen]

A boy of about 10 has his face squashed against the glass, tongue out, the tiger shark eyes him as he swims past, all teeth and attitude. The boy makes choking noises, safe behind thick glass.

Someone in a wetsuit and diving gear is lowered into the tank. Hope Evan's got his gun at the ready. I head up the walkway to the door, it's unlocked. Evan turns as I walk up behind him.

C[pounds sterling]Great security. …

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