'When Hirsch heads up Bitter Wash Road to investigate the gunfire he finds himself cut off without back-up. A pair of thrill killers has been targeting isolated farmhouses on lonely backroads, but Hirsch’s first thought is that ‘back-up’ is nearby—and about to put a bullet in him.
'That’s because Hirsch is a whistleblower. Formerly a promising metropolitan officer, now demoted and exiled to a one-cop station in South Australia’s wheatbelt. Called a dog by his brother officers. Threats; pistol cartridge in the mailbox.
'But the shots on Bitter Wash Road don’t tally with Hirsch’s assumptions. The truth turns out to be a lot more mundane. And the events that unfold subsequently, a hell of a lot more sinister.' (Publisher's blurb)
In July 2019, it was announced that Helen Leake and Gena Ashwell of Adelaide-based production company Dancing Road Productions have optioned the screen rights to Garry Disher’s Bitter Wash Road.
Source: Books + Publishing (Disher’s ‘Bitter Wash Road’ optioned for screen | Books+Publishing). (Sighted: 31/7/2019)