Pub Date 09 May 2017
A phone call brought Wilson and nine other men to a job in New York. At first, he couldn’t see a way to make the heist work, but the score millions of dollars in diamonds kept him looking. Wilson came up with a plan he knew would work . . . until the inside man got killed and took the job with him.
With no way inside, the crew walks away without the diamonds. Alone, Wilson is free to execute the job his way. Wilson sets a con in motion that should run as predictably as a trail of dominoes except the con doesn’t rely on inanimate tiles, it relies on people.
Wilson pushes all of the pieces across the board only to find out that there are other players making their own moves against him. Everyone is playing to win and no one is willing to walk away because the job is about more than money, the job is about diamonds. And in this game, rocks beat paper every time.
A Note From the Publisher
Mike Knowles lives in Hamilton with his wife, children, and dog. His Wilson mystery In Plain Sight was shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for best crime novel.
“The novel is brutal and briskly paced, written in tough-guy tones (“I had pissed off too many people and pulled too many triggers to think that there was anyone out there who just wanted to catch up,” Wilson tells us), and a nice mixture of character and action. Guaranteed to appeal to fans of the previous three Wilson novels, which ECW has reissued in The Wilson Mystery Omnibus.” — Booklist
"This is a very good entry in a very good series." — Booklist
"This is a caper book, and a good one.” — Globe and Mail
"I must ask once more why Mike Knowles is not a bigger star. His lead character, the professional thief Wilson, is clearly in the vein of Richard Stark’s Parker but very much his own man and criminal, a little more reluctant and a little more pissed off when the proverbial crap hits the fan. The extra bonus of The Buffalo Job is that the Stradivarius heist echos a real-life case from months earlier while being smarter, funnier, and more violent." — National Post on The Buffalo Job
- Fans of Richard Stark’s Parker series
- Hard-boiled mystery and noir crime readers
- Rocks Beat Paper is Knowles’s most tightly and intensely plotted mystery yet
- This is the sixth book in the Wilson series and is set in Brooklyn and Manhattan