Emmy Award-winner Guy Pearce (Memento, Iron Man 3) reprises his iconic role as Jack Irish, former criminal lawyer, and part-time debt collector, with a penchant for getting wrapped up in things he shouldn’t. In Season 2, his girlfriend has left him, the racing world is in turmoil, his local pub 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.
In an effort to save his deteriorating relationship with Linda, Jack mails her a package, but three years later, he discovers it never arrived. Eddie, the courier Jack hired, went missing after looking into the death of Lakshmi, an Indian college student studying in Australia.
Jack visits Dr. Rory Finch, a psychiatrist mentioned in Eddie's calendar, while Lakshmi's father arrives in Melbourne to find out what happened to his daughter's remains. Jack's old boss Harry gets back into horse racing, but the track has changed.
After being abducted, Jack returns home to find Charlie's troubled granddaughter, Gus, staying at his house. In need of help proving Meritus College's wrongdoings, Jack reaches out to Linda, who is now living in Manila with Orton.
Already on another assignment in India, Linda agrees to help Jack track down the deported students, but the work is slow going. Harry and Cam bring Jack in on a plan to expose Ricky Kirsch, a troublemaker in the racing world.
Jack tries to avoid Rory after learning her husband's connection to Meritus College. Harry receives more help with his racetrack investigation, while Jack gets closer to finding the mysterious "K."
Jack discovers K's underground bunker and the testimony she hid there, but he is detained before he can utilize the evidence. Harry's plan to expose Ricky hits a snag, and Linda returns to Australia with Orton.