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The Strip (Signed Paperback)

The Strip (Signed Paperback)

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 "This is as hard-boiled as Australian crime fiction gets, and it's very good."  – Sydney Morning Herald


NOVEL (336 pages)

Published by Ultimo Press (AUS)


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You can't hide in the shadows in a city of neon lights.

When a local doctor is brutally murdered, Detective Constable Lana Cohen joins Strike Force Diablo on the notorious Gold Coast, where she finds herself navigating a world of chaos and corruption.

As she delves deeper into the case, Lana reluctantly pairs up with Henry Loch, a detective with a tarnished reputation who sees an opportunity to redeem himself amidst the mayhem.

But as Lana and Henry unravel the threads of violence and deceit, they uncover a dark side to the Gold Coast that shocks them to the core. With six unsolved murders already haunting them, will they be able to untangle the web of lies before it's too late?

Inspired by real-life events, The Strip is a gripping crime thriller that paints a vivid portrait of a time and place where corruption and ambition reign supreme.


'tense and compelling' – Garry Disher 

'The Strip is an eye-popping, nightmarish miasma that sets a new bar for Australian crime. A total triumph in every respect.' – Chris Flynn 

‘The real-life history of vice and corruption on the Gold Coast in the 1970s and 80s has inspired this pacy, tense work of crime fiction’ - 
The West Australian

‘Page-turning from the start, this book ratchets up the tension tenfold as the pieces fall into place and the novel reaches its thrilling pinnacle.’ - Books + Publishing

The Strip is bingeworthy reading – a gritty crime thriller reeking of corruption, murder and sex. If you like your heroines flawed and kick-ass and your cops dirty as hell, you’ll love Ian Ryan’s gripping foray into the underworld of the Gold Coast. Hardly took a breath from first page to last.' – Kate Mildenhall, author of THE MOTHER FAULT and THE HUMMINGBIRD EFFECT

'Fast paced, gritty, sharply observed noir that goes hard into the sleaze and corruption of the moonlight state.' – Andrew Nette, author of ORPHAN ROAD and GUNSHINE STATE

'Steeped in the bitter lore of old-school policing and backlit by the gaudy neon of the Gold Coast streets, 
The Strip is hands down one of the finest Australian crime novels you’ll ever read.' – David Whish-Wilson, author of LINE OF SIGHT

'an exciting new voice in Australian crime fiction' – Adrian McKinty, author of THE CHAIN and THE ISLAND

This is the paperback edition.

15.5 x 23 cm | 6 x 9 inches.


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