**Shortlisted for the 2017 Ned Kelly First First Crime Fiction Award**
It’s not every day a bloke stumbles on a dismembered torso on Nobby’s Beach.
Lachie Munro is starting to feel like he’s is a magnet for trouble. The day before he fished a giant haul of heroin out of his favourite abalone poaching spot near Newcastle.
There’s a better than even chance that the two are connected and he should leave well enough alone.
But the opportunity to clear his gambling debt and get ahead of the game is too good to pass up.
But how do you sell several kilos of heroin? It’s not like drug dealers are listed in the Yellow Pages. And what happens when the owners come looking for their missing package? Is the torso a warning to anyone thinking of crossing them?
Now a person of interest to the police, Lachie needs to stay one step ahead of them, a local bikie he’s managed to insult, play off a big time dealer from Sydney, placate the neighbour’s labrador, Horace, and win the heart of the gorgeous new Fisheries Officer he’s fallen for. Or will he discover that getting into the gun sights of the crooked, the dodgy and the downright shady characters of Newcastle and beyond is more than a man can handle.
But, if Lachie can pull it all off, he might just get Something for Nothing.