Way he can go from a brilliant cop #in the inspector challis series to portray a #the Inspector Challis series to portray a thief Garry Disher brilliant cop in the Inspector Challis series to portray a professional thief Garry Disher a fantastic job of portraying his characters and the way he intertwines them throughout the plot of this book I like Garry Disher description of his settings that allowed me to ride along with the characters Garry Disher did a tremendous job incorporating the twists and turns throughout Wyatt that nsured that I did not stop reading this book until the last page I recommend this book uite pleased with THE NEW DISHER NOVEL WYATTWYATT IS TO AUSTRALIA WHAT new Disher novel WYATTWyatt is to Australia what is to the United StatesMaking a living as a thief had gotten harder over the years for Wyatt More stringent security measures and the fact that businesses didn t deal in cash much any Wyatt has skills but not what s needed to manage wire transfers and suchCash jewelry and paintings were what he liked to stealWhen one job blows up in his face stealing a 75000 bribe from a crooked harbormaster the police rearing up in a sting operation to get the man Wyatt barely scapes with the loot only to be disappointed The bundles had a hundred top and bottom but blank paper in betweenHe reluctantly gets involved in another job the planner Eddie Oberin had been cultivating It was one brought to him by his x wife and Wyatt recognized in her a kindred spirit And that could be bad Alan Le Page is an international courier that visits Australia uite freuently Oberin had learned that he brought jewelry into the country for a pair of brothers that sold them throughout their network Along with the legitimate stuff was sprinkled stolen goods from out of countryIt looked like an The Soviet Union easy haulit wasn tMore was going on Millions in stolen bearer bonds a violent Le Page looking for them and a double cross Also another amateur that insists on sticking his nose in despite repeated warnings from WyattThe mix is kept rolling along nicely as Wyatt is intent onvening things up he never lets Gods and Heroes emotion get involved though Revenge is just business He does have a reputation among his setThw Wyatt novels have always given a nod to Westlake s Parker novels A character named Charles WillisParker s civilian name in one and The Outfit in another He follows suit in this one with a character named Parker his full name not mentionedliked this one a lot One hopes Disher doesn t wait thirteen years before we get another Incredible as it may seem I had never read any of Garry Disher s Wyatt series so I had no idea of the depth of reading pleasure in store for me when I started his latest offering Wyatt Wyatt has been away now he s back The plot begins with a planned jewel heist but takes many a twist and turn before the final page Wyatt seems to be a crook with principles but he doesn t hesitate to kill if that s what s needed And there are plenty of dead bodies strewn throughout this novel The action is fast paced and the goods change hands with dizzying freuency Disher is a master of description this novel is full of realistic down toarth gutsy characters the dialogue is razor sharp Wyatt s theory about words The words had a job to do and were not to be suandered could apply Science, Technology and Culture eually to Disher himself He may beconomical with them but he certainly chooses the right ones and strings them together in a most satisfying order There are some delicious ironies one set of thieves referring to the people who robbed them as the thieves the robbing at one stage being done by a copIt is No Beast So Fierce easy to see why this novel has won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction 2010 Readers will have difficulty putting it down There was a 13 year hiatus between the last Wyatt novel and this one let s hope we don t have to wait as long for the next one This was my first Wyatt novel but certainly not my last Who knew Wyatt is the sixth of Disher s novels to feature the professional thief but the first to be published in the US I hope that his back list becomes available soon hisxcellent Hal Challis police procedural series has been here for yearsFrom Disher s websiteWyatt is a professional hold up man banks payroll vans jewel heists tc We don t learn much about him and that is part of his appeal He s cool all business with not much of an motional life doesn t suffer fools gladly but is sometimes forced to rely on them and although not a thrill killer will kill those who cross him He has certain standards no drugs for Last Chance Bride example no unnecessary violence Readers say I don t approve of Wyatt but I want him to win which isxactly my intention In Whos Cheatin Who? (Thoroughbred Legacy each of the six novels to date he plans and commits a major robbery unaware that others are plotting against him When he s double crossed he sets out to discover who did it get his revenge and get back the proceeds of the robberyIt s anxtremely well done old fashioned heist story with great characters several double crosses and a most satisfying ndin. E offering him a major role in a jewel heist Inevitably it all goes pear shaped and our anti hero finds himself in a mess that he may not be able to clean up. ,
The spring carnival was on At Caulfield station the doors opened and a horde of racegoers stumbled aboard
the train theytrain They young raucous the women underdressed and hanging on to mouth breathing boys unused to wearing suits They were mindlessly having fun and would mindlessly marry raise families and vote It was not contempt that Wyatt felt He was barely curious about them Some of them would have money one day and he d take it away from them How do you begin to describe Wyatt Tall thin dark mean A criminal robberies and heists No first name never How do you begin to describe Wyatt Tall thin dark mean A criminal robberies and heists No first name never nor fingerprinted veiled past Garry Disher s protagonist is an Aussie thief used to working alone But after a less than successful put up job in Frankston he goes into a deal with small time thief Eddie Oberin Oberin s x wife Lydia has inside knowledge of Melbourne jeweller brothers Henri and Joe Furneaux who make jewels from stones stolen in Europe and along with City Girl in Training expensive watches couriered by their cousin Le Page sell thorough a string of shops across Victoria The main outlet is cased knowing a shipment is about to go through with the plan to grab the vehicle from the rear of the premises ditch and blaze the car andscape in a waiting vehicle driven by LydiaBut too many crooks spoil the broth There is a double cross Lydia and Wyatt come under fire and the proceeds are not what they Mystery at Kittiwake Bay expected Throw in a CPI sergeant who has been dogging the Furneaux brothers a pole dancer Ma Gadd who sells flowers at the Victoria markets and firearms through the backdoor her whack job nephew for good measure and you have a tale with twists and turns than a corkscrew Violence is sudden but not overly graphic as Wyatt and Le Page stalkach other This is Aussie noir at its finest fast paced good characterisations and an Dangerous Waters (Cold Case Files ending that suggests in the pipeline Some North American readers point to similarities with Richard Stark s Donald Westlake professional thief Parker but I have not read any of his Wyatt works as a standalone and I will certainly be tracking down hisarlier works Garry Disher s Wyatt character is the Australian uivalent to Richard Stark s Donald Westlake Parker a resourceful and methodical professional thief Richard Stark s Donald Westlake Parker a resourceful and methodical professional thief will stop at nothing to obtain the object of his desire In this latest series instalment WYATT Disher not only re stablishes his most renowned character but also introduces new readers to the violent world of Aussie noir Despite being the seventh book in the series and the first I ve read WYATT reads xtremely well as a standalone Disher provides nough back story to make the characters actually mean something while throwing references to past jobs undertaken by the professional thief Conceptually this hit all the targets solidifying Disher as a rare and top talent in Australian crimenoir fictionWyatt s latest job presents him with a uniue opportunity to target a French jewel smuggler Le Page who just happens to be carrying a small fortune by way of bank bonds An acuaintance in Eddie Oberin and his former wife Lydia convince Wyatt that the score is worth the risk despite overseas heat by way of a murdered courier Le Page may have been responsible for What follows is a pure adrenalin soaked noir brimming with tension violence and a smattering of dark humour As my first An Italian Education exposure to Wyatt apart from a short story in the Crime Factory anthology HARD LABOUR this was a winner on all fronts Disher mixes dark humour violence andngaging characters to create a truly Protecting the Colton Bride Coltons Cowboy Code entertaining and realistic Aussie noir that not only draws comparisons to the greats ala Richard Stake but supersedes them a big call I know but justified in myyes As a somewhat obsessive fan of noir and in recent time an Aussie crime fiction convert thank you Luke Preston Andrew Nette David Whish Wilson and Paul Anderson amongst others I m surprised it took me so long to delve into the world of Wyatt Now that I ve dipped my toes it s time to get completely submerged in Disher s work This review also appears on my blog Good noir involves no moralizing no self awareness it s just a deadpan record of what happens when criminals go to work Garry Disher s Wyatt series is pure noir Wyatt is a bad dude with no redeeming social value who just goes uietly and competently about his business which is stealing The killing he does only when absolutely necessary which makes him the good guy hereThe book caught my Look-Alike Lawman (Texas Twins, eye because it s set in Melbourne Australia which I know almost nothing about and I was curious A good crime novel gives a vivid impression of a place and now I have the impression that Melbourne has about the same proportion of losers deadbeats and scoundrels as anyplacelse The plot involves some stolen bearer bonds and competing schemes to grab them and turn them into cash There are varying levels of criminal competence and multiple betrayals Enough said the interest lie. Promoted with the simple yet Daddy Wanted effective tagline ‘Wyatt’s been away Now he’s back’ Garry Disher’s first Wyatt novel in 13 years – called funnilyn. S in the technical aspects the tails the ruses the bluffs and the stratagems and the guns pulled out of nowhere It kept me readingWhy do we like this stuff I don t know but sometimes we do Maybe it s a fantasy of a freer life unburdened by conscience But it s also true that when you put down the book you re glad to be free of Wyatt s pitiless glacially cold world Garry Disher s Wyatt will appear to the American reader as the Australian heir apparent to Donald Westlake s aka Richard Stark Parker Both are thieves who plan minutely detailed crimes with the intensity of a man defusing a bomb and still things go wrong But Wyatt is no mere Parker knock off Disher has crafted a character that while baring knock off Disher has crafted a character that while baring characteristics is wholly original with an
appeal of hisof his This is crime writing at it s absolute best and noir not of misty late night rivers and neon of rain soaked asphalt but noir the color of flint and hard Forbidden Stranger edged steelThe prose are hard clean and sparse Much like Wyatt when he was working his instructions to bank tellers security guards witnesses or people working along side of him were calm andfficient The words had a job to do and were not to be suandered and Disher doesn t suander them Snowy River Man either Yet this is no stock two dimensional character no mad dog loose with a gun and for a story that is driven by such an outstanding plot the character development is subtle complex and perfect as well As Wyatt muses another time He was curious to find himself capable of a range of fugitivemotions old lost and new And it is this masters touch of just Night Moves (Harlequin Blaze enoughmotion just Les brumes d'avalon : roman enough mix of the hard with the soft that breathes life into Wyatt and makes him a character to look forward to Successful professional thief Wyatt prefers to keep a low profileven his one word moniker is a cue to his near mythical status But Reality has a tendency to run rather roughly over the Myth and Wyatt has a tough time trying to keep his rigidly structured life from being up Malakai (Wicked Games, ended in this latestntry to Disher s Wyatt series It s been 14 years since the last book and it s not only the advanced technologies that make Wyatt s job difficult but the culture has changed too There s than one loose cannon to contend with here and what looks like a straightforward jewellry heist swings wildly out of control Reading how it all shakes down is filled with twists and turns The Carpenters Wife and Heart of Stone enjoy the ride When an old accomplice named Eddie Oberlin offers Wyatt piece of a job he s hesitant but needs the money As these things usually go there is a double cross and Wyatt and Eddie sx wife Lydia Stark are left for dead Can Wyatt get his money and teach Eddie Oberlin what happens when someone double crosses WyattI first learned about Garry Disher s Wyatt series while spending hours pouring over The Violent World of Parker When this one the seventh book popped up in one of my cheapo Celtic Fire (Rogue Angel, ebookmails I snapped it upParker down under is kind of a lazy way to describe Wyatt but that s pretty much the premise Wyatt is an Australian version of Richard Stark s Parker a planner who is relentless when it comes to getting what he wants He has of a heart than the criminal force of nature that is Parker but is still one tough cookieWyatt despite being the seventh book in the series is a very accessible book While the past was alluded to I didn t feel as if I missed anything by not reading the previous six books The caper is the tried and true snatch and grab complete with an unforeseen double cross and some The Family Plan eually unforeseen bad information about the take I think Garry Disher did a good job of crafting an homage to Parker without making Wyatt seem like a complete ripoff That being said there were a ton of Easterggs for Parker fans like an apartment building called The Westlake Towers and Wyatt switching clothes with a drunk named Parker in the police station Also there was a police officer named Grofield Another thing I really liked is that Disher didn t seem to be trying to ape Stark s style but still captured the overall flavor of the Parker booksWhile I didn t find Wyatt overly original it was a fun and A Family Practice engaging read I m giving it a three since Injoyed it but someone who didn t have 20 something Richard Stark books to compare it to might rate it higher Wyatt is book seven in the Wyatt series by Garry Disher Wyatt is a professional criminal and he accepts a new job helping Eddie Oberin steal precious gems from Alain Le Page Wyatt went against his better judgement worked with a partner Eddie Oberin A Doctor in Her Stocking (From Here to Maternity ex wife Lydia As always Wyatt thoroughly planned his operation and thought nothing could go wrong However he was wrong and something did go wrong The readers of Wyatt will continue to follow the twists and turns to find out if Wyatt finally gets caught Injoyed reading Wyatt and it ngaged me from the beginning of the book I love Garry Disher written style the. Ough Wyatt – reacuaints us with the taciturn thief returned to Melbourne and in dire need of a few uidApparent salvation comes in the form of an acuaintanc.