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New from Down & Out Books: ORPHAN ROAD by Andrew Nette

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TAMPA, Fla. - eTradeWire -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that ORPHAN ROAD by Andrew Nette, has been published on May 29, 2023 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


Gary Chance is an ex-Australian army driver and nightclub bouncer turned professional thief and in need of a job. An offer comes from a former employer, once notorious Melbourne social identity, now aging owner of a failing S&M club, Vera Leigh.

A shadowy real estate developer is trying to squeeze Leigh out of a rapidly gentrifying city. But she has a rescue plan that involves one of Australia's biggest heists, Melbourne's Great Bookie Robbery. On April 21, 1976, a well organised gang stole as much as three million dollars, a fortune at the time, from a Melbourne bookmakers club. The money was never recovered. No one was ever charged. And everyone associated with the crime has since died, either by natural causes or violently.

Leigh maintains that money was not the only thing stolen that day. So was a stash of uncut South African diamonds. And she wants Chance's help to retrieve them. Problem is, they are not the only ones looking.

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The heist always goes wrong and the consequences, even half a century later, can be deadly.

Advance praise for ORPHAN ROAD …

"Orphan Road is a breakneck tale of robbery and vengeance, as lyrical and gritty as a Bad Seeds tune. Superb." —Sam Wiebe, award-winning author of Sunset and Jericho and Invisible Dead

"Orphan Road hits Mr Inbetween levels of brilliance. Stylish writing and whip-smart dialogue, this is noir done right." —David Whish-Wilson, author of Line of Sight and The Sawdust House

Meet the author …

ANDREW NETTE is the author of Ghost Money and Gunshine State, the first novel to feature the character of Gary Chance. His short fiction has appeared in several print and on-line publications, His online home is PulpCurry.com. You can find him on Twitter at @Pulpcurry.

In its twelfth year as an independent publisher of award-winning literary and crime fiction, Down & Out Books (https://downandoutbooks.com) is based in Tampa, Florida. For more information about the book, to request a review copy of the book, or to inquire about an interview with the author, contact info@downandoutbooks.com.

Lance Wright

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