The Number One bestselling crime series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. In this sixth DS Logan McRae thriller, Scotland's finest see first-hand how starting again can be murder...Everyone deserves a second chance. Richard Knox has served his time, so why shouldn't he be allowed to live wherever he wants? Yes, in the past he was a violent ...
The Number One bestselling crime series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. In this sixth DS Logan McRae thriller, Scotland's finest see first-hand how starting again can be murder...Everyone deserves a second chance. Richard Knox has served his time, so why shouldn't he be allowed to live wherever he wants? Yes, in the past he was a violent rapist, but he's seen the error of his ways. Found God. Wants to leave his dark past in Newcastle behind him and make a new start. Or so he says. Detective Sergeant Logan McRae isn't exactly thrilled to be part of the team helping Knox settle into his new Aberdeen home. He's even less thrilled to be stuck with DSI Danby from Northumbria Police - the man who put Knox behind bars for ten years - supposedly here to 'keep an eye on things'. Only things are about to go very, very wrong. Edinburgh gangster Malk the Knife wants a slice of the development boom Donald Trump's golf course is bringing to the Granite City, whether local crime lord Wee Hamish Mowat likes it or not. Three heavies from Newcastle want a 'quiet word' with DSI Danby about a missing mob accountant. And Richard Knox's dark past isn't done with him yet...
MacBride's books definitely appeal to a certain audience, but if you don't mind x-rated language, then you will love them. Great mysteries, fantastic characters, and the dialogue is crisp. Highly recommended.
Publishers Weekly, 2011-07-18 A marvelously imperfect lead drives MacBride's intricate sixth crime novel featuring Aberdeen Det. Sgt. Logan McRae (after Blind Eye). McRae, once his department's "golden boy," has fallen from grace over the preceding year-and-a-half and is now a violent alcoholic and in bed with his city's biggest crime lord. He lands a distasteful assignment after the release into his jurisdiction of sex offender Richard Knox, convicted of raping an old man and suspected of assaulting six others, who has completed part of his sentence and a term of being under round-the-clock supervision. The court's decision naturally arouses dissent in the community, and McRae finds Knox's declarations of penitence unpersuasive. He also has his hands full with identifying a man buried alive in concrete as well as finding those responsible for the sadistic murder. Early on, MacBride raises the suspense by letting the reader share Knox's thoughts, but he falters at the end with an inappropriate thank you from one character to another. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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