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Ust 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 uite pleased with the new Disher novel WYATTWyatt is to Australia what Parker 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 any Wyatt has skills but not what s needed 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 Bones, Clones, and Biomes ex 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 anasy 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 on Bringing the Empire Home evening things up he never letsmotion 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 Garry Disher s Wyatt character is the Australian uivalent to Richard Stark s Donald Westlake Parker a resourceful and methodical professional thief who 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 Building the Cold War extremely well as a standalone Disher providesnough 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 Canadian Art, Volume 1 (A-F) 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 Counter-Amores 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 Wyatt is book seven in the Wyatt series by Garry Disher Wyatt is
A Professional Criminal Andprofessional criminal and 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 Dancing at Armageddon 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 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. Ngaged me from the beginning of the book I love Garry Disher written style the way he can go from a brilliant cop in the Inspector Challis series to portray a professional thief Garry Disher does 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 did a tremendous job incorporating the twists and turns throughout Wyatt that nsured that I did not stop reading book until the last page I recommend this book The spring carnival was on At Caulfield station the doors opened and a horde of racegoers stumbled aboard the train They were 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 arrested 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 Composition and Literature ex wife Lydia has inside knowledge of Melbourne jeweller brothers Henri and Joe Furneaux who make jewels from stones stolen in Europe and along withxpensive 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 Planwith the plan grab the vehicle from the rear of the premises ditch and blaze the car and Cezanne and Provence escape 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 theyxpected 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 stalk Dark Voices each other This is Aussie noir at its finest fast paced good characterisations and annding 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 his Contested Reproduction earlier works 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 Divided by Color (American Politics and Political Economy Series) 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 Creating Country Music 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 Blacklands 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 highe. 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.
Summary Wyatt by Garry DisherSuccessful professional thief Wyatt prefers to keep a low profile Evolutionary Patterns even 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 upnded in this latest ntry 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 Ones than one cannon to contend with here and what looks like a straightforward jewellry heist swings wildly out of contr 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 his xcellent Hal Challis police procedural series has been here for yearsFrom Disher s websiteWyatt is A Professional Hold Up Man Banks Payroll Vans Jewel Heists professional hold up man banks payroll vans jewel heists 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 xample no unnecessary violence Readers say I don t approve of Wyatt but I want him to win which is Forbidden History exactly my intention Inach 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 an Fiche Blian ag Fás extremely well done old fashioned heist story with great characters several double crosses and a most satisfyingnding 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 similar characteristics is wholly original with an appeal of his own 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 dged steelThe prose are hard clean and sparse Much like Wyatt when he was working his hard clean and sparse Much like Wyatt when he was working his to bank tellers security guards witnesses or people working along side of him were calm and fficient The words had a job to do and were not to be suandered and Disher doesn t suander them Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith 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 nough motion just They Shall Be One Flesh enough mix of the hard with the soft that breathes life into Wyatt and makes him a character to look forward to 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 The Heritage of Arabo-Islamic Learning 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 Hereward (Hereward, 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 Good noir involves no moralizing no self awareness it s Promoted with the simple yetffective tagline ‘Wyatt’s been away Now he’s back’ Garry Disher’s first Wyatt novel in 13 years – called funnily n. .