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Publisher Comments:

Wyatt, the cool, ever-evasive thief, snatches the cash easily enough. He bypasses the alarm system, eludes the cops, makes it safely back to his hideout in Hobart. It's the diamond-studded Tiffany brooch—and perhaps the girl—that undoes him. Now some very hard people want to put Wyatt and that brooch out of circulation. But this is Wyatt's game and Wyatt sets the rules—even if it means a reckoning somewhere far from home. In a murky world where the cops are robbers, old-style criminal Wyatt positively shines.

Review:

"It's thief vs. thief Down Under in Disher's fast-paced fifth Wyatt thriller, first published in 1995 (after 1994's Crosskill). Wyatt, a mellower version of Richard Stark's professional crook Parker, is worried about his career options, especially with his caper planner, Jardine, suffering from cancer. Wyatt soon has plenty on his plate after a Tiffany brooch from a recent burglary brings him into conflict with the 'magnetic drill gang,' bent cops robbing banks at the behest of their leader, the sinister De Lisle, a circuit court judge. Tense romance with an undercover cop adds some spice. The action swings through Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Victoria's Yarra River Valley) before building to an exciting finale in De Lisle's hideout in Port Vila, the capital of the island nation of Vanuatu. Disher should win more U.S. fans with this colorful outing, but those with a taste for hardcore gore will have to look elsewhere. Agent: David Forrer, Inkwell Literary Management." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Garry Disher is one of Australia's best-known novelists. He's published over 40 books in a range of genres, including crime, children's books, and Australian history. His Hal Challis series is also published in the US by Soho Crime. He lives on the Mornington Peninsula, south-east of Melbourne.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781616951016
Author:
Disher, Garry
Publisher:
Soho Crime
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Dimensions:
9.26 x 6.23 x 0.97 in 1.02 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "It's thief vs. thief Down Under in Disher's fast-paced fifth Wyatt thriller, first published in 1995 (after 1994's Crosskill). Wyatt, a mellower version of Richard Stark's professional crook Parker, is worried about his career options, especially with his caper planner, Jardine, suffering from cancer. Wyatt soon has plenty on his plate after a Tiffany brooch from a recent burglary brings him into conflict with the 'magnetic drill gang,' bent cops robbing banks at the behest of their leader, the sinister De Lisle, a circuit court judge. Tense romance with an undercover cop adds some spice. The action swings through Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Victoria's Yarra River Valley) before building to an exciting finale in De Lisle's hideout in Port Vila, the capital of the island nation of Vanuatu. Disher should win more U.S. fans with this colorful outing, but those with a taste for hardcore gore will have to look elsewhere. Agent: David Forrer, Inkwell Literary Management." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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