Hell to Pay

Hell to Pay

eBook - 2014
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A modern western set in an isolated Australian bush town with a soaring crime rate, where a local constable with a troubled past must investigate the death of a teenage girl whose murder threatens to set the dusty streets ablaze.Constable Paul Hirschhausen--"Hirsch"--is a recently demoted detective sent from Adelaide, Australia's southernmost booming metropolis, to Tiverton, a one-road town in rustic, backwater "wool and wheat" country three hours north. Hirsch isn't just a disgraced cop; the internal investigations bureau is still trying to convict him of something, even if it means planting evidence. When someone leaves a pistol cartridge in his mailbox, Hirsch suspects that his career isn't the only thing on the line. But the tiny town of Tiverton has more crime than one lone cop should have to handle. The stagnant economy, rural isolation, and entrenched racism and misogyny mean every case Hirsch investigates is a new basket of snakes. When the body of...
Publisher: 2014
ISBN: 9781616953966

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Nov 02, 2016

Excellent read. Complex characters with conflict both in personal and criminal intertwinings. Who can be trusted? Who is the real Judas? And who is the champion of moral and ethical standards? Is there one? Australian outback, scenic and sizzling.

Mar 15, 2015

very 'atmospheric', a subtle-almost-thriller pace... will look for more from Garry Disher.

Sep 22, 2014

A stand alone book, would make a good series!

Aug 29, 2014

This is the same book as Bitter Wash Road but published in USA a year later with a different title.


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