FORGOTTEN BOOKS: KICKBACK!
Australian author Disher breaches the American scene with this paperback edition of a suspense novel first published down under in 1991. The author introduces professional thief Wyatt Wareen, who, living on the violent edge of the Melbourne underworld, directs an operation aimed at separating a crooked lawyer from a large bundle of hush money. The lawyer's lustful partner, a drug-taking safecracker, a frustrated "outlaw," and Sydney mobsters energize the plot. Suspenseful machinations reminiscent of Jon Cleary; swift, spartan prose; and the absence of sleuth provide a welcome change of pace.
Wyatt is a tough, hardened criminal who covers all his bases with a professional's care. Kickback is tough, violent, relentless and thoroughly convincing.
Wyatt robs banks, and lifts payrolls. Most men like him are dead or in gaol.
But Wyatt stamps a cold, pitiless style on his heists – and makes sure he never gets caught.
Now his funds are low and his luck is running out – until the day Anna Reid explains about the kickback in her partner's safe.
Other players are involved: Bauer -= who learnt his trade shooting blacks in South Africa; Ivan Younger – smalltime boss; and Sugarfoot Younger – sullen urban cowboy.
In a world of Kickback there is no yielding, no redemption. When Wyatt is crossed, the outcome is inevitable . . .
Wyatt, the seventh novel featuring the professional hold-up man (and winner of the 2010 Ned Kelly Award for best crime novel of the year), was published in Australia in 2010. US publication is to follow in early 2011.
The Wyatt Butterfly, an omnibus comprising two earlier Wyatt novels (Port Vila Blues and The Fallout), is forthcoming in Australia and USA.
PORT VILA BLUES (1995)
THE FALLOUT (1997)
THE WYATT BUTTERFLY ~ OMNIBUS (2011)
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