Sophisticated computer hacking told the syndicate everything about Wally. Everything but why it would be a big mistake to kidnap him.
Retired farmer Wally Flannagan is on a pilgrimage to Indonesia to witness the once-in-a-lifetime blooming of a rare flower. His holiday soon goes awry when he finds himself the target of kidnapping with the goal of extortion. Yet these plans, as alarming as they are for Wally, are little more than a diverting pastime for this criminal syndicate. They are organised, powerful, and ruthless. Yet there’s one thing they don’t know about Wally. He’s a Pig. What’s a Pig? Read on …
The Operators is a thrilling yarn of wit, man bags, and old-fashioned ingenuity in the face of a changing world from master storyteller Barry Heard.
Praise for Well Done, Those Men:
‘This is a powerful, beautifully written book that should be read by everyone who wants to understand the evil, senseless personal damage done by war.’
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Praise for The View From Connor's Hill:
‘In The View from Connor's Hill, Heard has the distinctive voice of an Australian storyteller, a yarn spinner who can make you laugh on one page and cry on the next.’
Australian Book Review
Praise for Tag:
'Heard made me forget that Tag was a novel. With all its mayhem, madness, appalling carnage and war time love, I felt like I was in the trenches of Gallipoli and the Western Front with Tag, Tiger, Bucket and Golly. Heard brings the reader to a deeper level of understanding of the exceptional work our diggers did under a great deal of stress, both physically and emotionally.'
Gordon Trail, Peacekeepers Association