With the imminent death of Aberdeen’s crime boss,
McRae is drawn into the takeover battle between crime leaders from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen Liverpool and Birmingham. But he is compromised by a financial deal made years ago.
Faced also with the inevitable prospect of taking life support from his girlfriend, his mind in in a mess.
Competing leaders vying for Wee Hamish Mowatt’s Aberdeen empire complicate ongoing murder investigations and his own position as Sergeant in Banff – if not his job with Police Scotland.
So many twists, so many turns…you have to read it to believe it, as they are only part of the background to the ongoing investigation into the missing Fraserburgh businessman, Martin Milne. Not a simple locate-and-return mission.
Oh – and there’s a new Superintendent on her way up to Aberdeen and Banff…
Blood and guts, battles and falls, night hunts – this has it all.
Another masterpiece in the ongoing saga of Ian McRae and DI Steele.
(Great quote …
’Head feels like someone’s scooped everything out and replaced it with a fat kid on a pogo stick.’
Virtual beer for whoever knows whose hangover this is!)
UK release date: 14 January
NZ release date: March (go and order it now)