Wyatt needs a job.
A bank job would be nice, or a security van hold-up. As long as he doesn't have to work with cocky idiots and strung-out meth-heads like the Pepper brothers. That's the sort of miscalculation that buys you the wrong kind of time.
So he contacts a man who in the past put him on the right kind of heist. And finds himself in Noosa, stealing a painting for Hannah Sten.
He knows how it's done: case the premises, set up escape routes and failsafes, get in and get out with the goods unrecognised. Make a good plan; back it up with another. And be very, very careful.
But who is his client? Who else wants that painting?
Sometimes, being very careful is not enough.
Garry Disher has published almost fifty titles—fiction, children's books, anthologies, textbooks, the Wyatt thrillers and the Mornington Peninsula mysteries. He has won numerous awards, including the German Crime Prize (twice) and two Ned Kelly Best Crime novel awards, for Chain of Evidence (2007) and Wyatt (2010). Garry lives on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.
Praise for Disher
‘For the connoisseur of crime the Wyatt series represents Disher at his stylish best...wicked and wonderful. Welcome back, Wyatt.’ Sydney Morning Herald
‘With The Heat, Disher continues to tap into that need that we have for anti-heroes...Couple that with a twisted, tense and taut thriller and once again, Garry Disher has turned out a winner.’ Aust Crime Fiction
‘Disher’s terse, spare prose never falters.’ Weekend Press
‘Garry Disher is one of Australia’s most exceptional crime writers...One of the most delightful aspects of a Garry Disher novel is the fascinating array of characters he assembles...The spare and sparse language, particularly in the way Disher frames the landscape, makes lines leap from the page.’ 4.5-starred review, Good Reading
‘Writing of the highest calibre, neatly crafted and strongly evocative.’ Sunday Mail
‘Disher's spare, lean writing...perfectly captures his characters' idiosyncrasies and propels the narrative towards its many satisfying twists and turns.’ Age/Sydney Morning Herald
‘Sparely written, with an entertaining set of villains, an unfathomable antihero and dry humour, reading this book is like riding a thrilling switchback.’ West Australian
‘Garry Disher deserves his reputation as one of Australia’s finest crime writers.’ Stuff NZ
‘Disher’s Wyatt, perfectly crafted in gripping, calculated prose, is someone you’ll happily follow into heists, thefts, and stopping their own murder.’ Readings
‘Every word counts in Disher’s books, but you’re never left with a sense that the writing is too sparse. The sentences are vividly alive. I read the book in a day, which shows what a page-turner it is.’ Otago Daily Times
‘The fast-moving spellbinding plot keeps the reader turning the pages and makes it hard to put the book down and return to real life.’ ArtsHub
‘This latest installment of Australia’s favourite crook is fast-paced and action-packed...Readers unfamiliar with Disher’s work are bound to want to seek out his backlist; fans of his Wyatt series will not be disappointed...A brilliant read!’ BookMooch