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The Gympie Times - - WEEKEND - BARRY REYNOLDS VER­DICT: CRIME PAYS

In this lat­est Wy­att out­ing from the ever ac­com­plished and en­ter­tain­ing Garry Disher, the mas­ter thief is on to a good thing with a con­tact who can sup­ply de­tails of likely places to rob. But, as ever, Wy­att is metic­u­lous in his plan­ning and will­ing to walk away from a big pay­day if any­thing seems re­motely off. For most mem­bers of the NSW po­lice force, this men­ac­ing man does not even ex­ist, such is the way Wy­att goes about his busi­ness, never lin­ger­ing long in one place or do­ing any­thing to bring at­ten­tion to him­self. Only one cop sees a pat­tern in a num­ber of re­cent thefts, but he’s a man of old-fash­ioned ways who has a boss with a white­board and ac­tion points rather than a nose for crime. But he’s not the only one who is af­ter the man who seems to be able to dis­ap­pear at will. Disher blends sev­eral threads in Wy­att’s lat­est mis­ad­ven­ture on the way to prov­ing that ever since Ned Kelly, there is a cer­tain type of crim­i­nal for whom Aus­tralians al­ways have a soft spot, and plenty of busi­ness­men we’d all rather see in jail.

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