The Heat

The Heat

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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 titlesa€”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 a€˜For the connoisseur of crime the Wyatt series represents Disher at his stylish besta€bwicked and wonderful. Welcome back, Wyatt.a€™ Sydney Morning Herald a€˜With The Heat, Disher continues to tap into that need that we have for anti-heroesa€bCouple that with a twisted, tense and taut thriller and once again, Garry Disher has turned out a winner.a€™ Aust Crime Fiction a€˜Dishera€™s terse, spare prose never falters.a€™ Weekend Press a€˜Garry Disher is one of Australiaa€™s most exceptional crime writersa€bOne of the most delightful aspects of a Garry Disher novel is the fascinating array of characters he assemblesa€bThe spare and sparse language, particularly in the way Disher frames the landscape, makes lines leap from the page.a€™ 4.5-starred review, Good Reading a€˜Writing of the highest calibre, neatly crafted and strongly evocative.a€™ Sunday Mail a€˜Disher's spare, lean writinga€bperfectly captures his characters' idiosyncrasies and propels the narrative towards its many satisfying twists and turns.a€™ Age/Sydney Morning Herald a€˜Sparely written, with an entertaining set of villains, an unfathomable antihero and dry humour, reading this book is like riding a thrilling switchback.a€™ West AustralianSo he stood and kicked sand over her and stumped back to the street and into the Travelodge. ... He prowled around the perimeter, trying to work it out. Ask the guy on the gate to admit him? Wait for a vehicle to enter or exit? In the end, on the farthest side, where the wall abutted a golf course, he found a maintenance shed.

Title:The Heat
Author:Garry Disher
Publisher:Text Publishing - 2015-10-21


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