Deathdeal picks up the story of professional hold-up man Wyatt right where the previous book, Paydirt, left off. Deathdeal is the third book in Garry Disher's fast-moving hardboiled series - one of the few coming out of Australia - following on from Kickback and Paydirt. Although the tone of Deathdeal is undeniably serious with drug deals, cold-blooded murder and robbery taking place on a regular basis, there is a creeping feeling of farce starting to seep into the series. Without fail Wyatt's planning and attention to detail is blown to pieces in one way or another. The most interesting part of each book is in trying to figure out just how everything is going to go wrong. In Deathdeal Disher is particularly imaginative in setting up the disparate storylines before bringing them together with unexpected results.