Treasure And Dirt

Treasure And Dirt by Chris Hammer


ISBN
9781760877606
Published
Binding
Paperback
Pages
512
Dimensions
153 x 234mm

An unputdownable standalone thriller from the bestselling author of Scrublands.

In the desolate outback town of Finnigans Gap, police struggle to maintain law and order. Thieves pillage opal mines, religious fanatics recruit vulnerable young people and billionaires do as they please.

Then an opal miner is found crucified and left to rot down his mine. Nothing about the miner's death is straightforward, not even who found the body. Sydney homicide detective Ivan Lucic is sent to investigate, assisted by inexperienced young investigator Nell Buchanan.

But Finnigans Gap has already ended one police career and damaged others, and soon both officers face damning allegations and internal investigations. Have Ivan and Nell been set up and, if so, by whom?

As time runs out, their only chance at redemption is to find the killer. But the more secrets they uncover, the more harrowing the mystery becomes, as events from years ago take on a startling new significance.

For in Finnigans Gap, opals, bodies and secrets don't stay buried for ever.

A superb standalone thriller from the acclaimed and award-winning author of the international bestsellers Scrublands, Silver and Trust.
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An unputdownable standalone thriller from the bestselling author of Scrublands.

In the desolate outback town of Finnigans Gap, police struggle to maintain law and order. Thieves pillage opal mines, religious fanatics recruit vulnerable young people and billionaires do as they please.

Then an opal miner is found crucified and left to rot down his mine. Nothing about the miner's death is straightforward, not even who found the body. Sydney homicide detective Ivan Lucic is sent to investigate, assisted by inexperienced young investigator Nell Buchanan.

But Finnigans Gap has already ended one police career and damaged others, and soon both officers face damning allegations and internal investigations. Have Ivan and Nell been set up and, if so, by whom?

As time runs out, their only chance at redemption is to find the killer. But the more secrets they uncover, the more harrowing the mystery becomes, as events from years ago take on a startling new significance.

For in Finnigans Gap, opals, bodies and secrets don't stay buried for ever.

A superb standalone thriller from the acclaimed and award-winning author of the international bestsellers Scrublands, Silver and Trust.
ISBN:
9781760877606
Publication Date:
28 / 09 / 2021
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
153 x 234mm
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The people of Finnegan’s Gap make a living off anything that can be uncovered from the earth: opals, coal, precious stones. When an opal miner is found crucified in one of his own tunnels, Detectives Ivan and Nell are sent to unravel the mystery. Nothing about this case or town is so straightforward. With many players, clue upon clue and two Detectives who find themselves as ensnared as their suspects, this new novel from Chris Hammer is compulsively readable! - Vanessa (QBD)
, 01/10/2021
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When a Sydney detective is sent to a small town to investigate the murder of an opal miner, the case turns out to be so much more and the detective is dragged into family drama, religious cults, billionairs and so much more. Chris Hammer has that particular brand of Aussie crime writing that just hits perfect and will keep you waiting for his next book! - Jillian (QBD)
, 01/10/2021
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This book had me hooked from the first page, follow along as Sydney dectives Ivan and Nell try and work out the mysteries and secrets that are hidden in Finnigans Gap. As they try to solve the murder and proctect their own careers from being destroyed - Abbey (QBD)
, 01/10/2021
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Fans of Jane Harper will be in for a treat with Chris Hammer's latest outback thriller. Chaos prevails in Finnigans Gap as police struggle to maintain order. When an opal miner is discovered crucified and left to die in his own mine, a Sydney homicide detective and his young apprentice are sent to investgiate. Will they find the killer, or have they fallen into a trap? A dark new Aussie read. - Tiffany (QBD)
, 01/10/2021
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Another rivetting and gritty novel by Australian author Chris Hammer. A stand alone crime thriller set against the harsh landscape of the opal mines in New South Wales. The characters have interesting and diverse personalitites befitting the complexities of a small outback town. The pace of the story is fast and will have you guessing to the outstanding finale. For fans of Jane Harper. - Elizabeth (QBD)
, 01/10/2021
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Treasure & Dirt is compulsive reading but with a depth and nuance that is rare in crime fiction. As Sydney detective Ivan Lucic & newcomer Nell Buchanan try to untangle a gruesome mystery in rural Finnigan's Gap, they encounter a sinister religious sect & corruption. Blistering return to form for Hammer who, with fave Jane Harper, has reinvigorated Aussie crime. One to keep you up at night! - Angela (QBD)
, 30/09/2021
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Following the gruesome discovery of the body of an opal miner, homicide detective Ivan Lucic is sent to investigate, assisted by inexperienced investigator Nell Buchanan. They soon unearth more than they bargained for, as the secrets the town tried to keep buried rise to the surface. The visceral descriptions and complex plot make this the perfect standalone thriller for fans of Jane Harper. - Zoe (QBD)
, 30/09/2021
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The novel is jam packed with action, fast pace, and includes plenty of detail. Chris Hammer really sets the scenes of his novels so well. The landscape and the heat play big parts in this story that the detective from Sydney is not prepared for it. Thiis left me wanting the novel to be made into a movie...I thoroughly enjoyed this read... - Karen (QBD)
, 30/09/2021
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What a fantastic crime thiller by Chris Hammer. Set in the Australian outback two detectives Ivan and Nell investigate a murder on an opal mine. But I’m giving nothing away you just have to read it. Great Book kept me up way past my bed time!!!!!!!!!! - Barbara (QBD)
, 30/09/2021
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From the bestselling author of "Scrublands" is a new, exciting thriller. Set in the desolate opal mines of Finnigan's Gap, the town is in the clutches of opal thieves and malevolent billionaires, where everything is about to change. Treasure and Dirt is filled with descriptions of the outback so vivid you feel the dust sticking to you and the sun beating down. Perfect for fans of The Dry. - Lily (QBD)
, 30/09/2021
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Opal fever, murder, long time grudges, cult fanatics and rich men pulling the strings. This is what Detectives Lucic abd Buchanan need to deal with when sent to Finigans Gap to investigate an opal miner's murder. Have they been setup to fail as internal affairs are suddenly interested in them. Be captivated by this epic, thrilling page turner. Another huge plus for Chris Hammer - Gina (QBD)
, 30/09/2021
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Mining for Opals or mining for a mystery? Detective Lucic is sent to Finnigans Gap, a desolate town in the outback of Australia to investigate the discovery of a body in the Opal mines. With a young assistant investigator Nell by his side they are sure to uncover some secrets beyond the body. Do you dare to enter the mines? - Jacqueline (QBD)
, 28/09/2021
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Finnegan's Gap is a hardscrabble mining town where opals are drying up and the crucified body of a local miner rumoured to have hit it big brings Sydney homicide detective Ivan Lucic to town. But with a collection of local criminals, shady billionaires, religious cults and his own superiors getting in his way he might end up getting burned by more than the ferocious outback sun. - Geoff (QBD)
, 27/09/2021
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A group of opal thieves travel down a mine with evil intentions and end up stumbling across the crucified remains of a local miner. Can investigators Ivan & Nell solve this gruesome crime and get out of the harrowing Finnigans Gap with their careers and lives intact? And at what cost? A superb standalone thriller from the extremely talented Chris Hammer. - Zoe (QBD)
, 26/09/2021
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Chris Hammer is back again! In his fourth novel, we're taken to the small town of Finnigans Gap where crime is out of control. Opal theives steal from the mines, religious fantatics seduce the young, and billionaires do as they please. But when an opal miner is found crucified and rotting in his mine, who is to blame? A scorching whodunnit set in unforgiving outback Australia. An unmissable read! - Katrina (QBD)
, 26/09/2021
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Treasure & dirt is a gritty crime thriller set not far from lughtning ridge on the QLD/NSW border. In a small opal mining town, a miner is found crucified in his mine. Two Dectectives, Ivan and Nell are sent to investigate and the more clues they find, the more secrets they discover. - Jessica (QBD)
, 25/09/2021
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Chris Hammer made a name for himself with his phenomenal debut SCRUBLANDS and subsequent bestsellers, and his latest standalone TREASURE AND DIRT proves him a master of Australian crime noir. In Finnigans Gap, a desolate outback town where thieves pillage opal mines, religious fanatics abuse their power, and billionaires do as they please...bodies and secrets don't stay buried forever. - Joshua (QBD)
, 23/09/2021

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