The case’s latest developments keep appearing as the next day’s headlines, leading the department to believe one of their own is leaking information. Logan is keen to catch the mole as well as the killer, but even with Police Constable Jackie Watson, assigned to help “ease” him back into the job, it seems impossible.
From the violent world of organized crime to the dark fantasies of a murderer and the naughty games cops play to stay sane, Logan is moving through the Scottish winter in search of a few hard facts. And as the rain turns to snow, as new outrages are discovered, he begins to get his answers: one victim, one deception, and one killer at a time...
Fans of the "tartan noir" novels of Ian Rankin should enjoy Stuart McBride's debut, a police procedural set in Aberdeen, Scotland--the so-called "Granite City." Freshly returned to work after recovering from stab wounds, Detective Sergeant Logan McRae must cope with a stern new boss, decidedly unfriendly treatment from the department's chief pathologist (and McRae's ex-girlfriend), the shocking brutality of a serial killer who targets children, and a vigilante-minded public fired up by the confidential details of the killer's depredations, which someone has leaked to the press.
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- May 2, 2006
- May 2, 2006
- Stuart MacBride