The latest volume in this long running and consistently first class series featuring Inspector Logan McRae, along with his usual cohorts, Steel, Rennie and Quirrell. The plot this time centres around the abduction of a high profile anti Scottish independence campaigner – but are radical pro Nationalists really responsible, or is it the work of someone trying to smear their campaign? There’s a war brewing between the pro and anti independence factions, not to mention infighting in the ranks of the police themselves, and the whole thing is being played out in the relentless glare of the media. Throw in an investigating officer with a chequered past and a turbulent present, who McRae, now working in Professional Standards, has his arm twisted to babysit, and you have all the ingredients for another great story, and one which covers some very topical and current themes.
No-one combines police procedurals with sardonic quirky black humour quite like Mr MacBride, and this excellent novel is certainly well worth your attention – another fine addition to this ongoing series.
Length of Read:Long
Might appeal to people who enjoyed…
If you’re already a fan of these stories then you’ll love this new one. If you haven’t tried him before, then it’s high time you did!
One thing you’ve learned
There’s plenty of life left in these characters yet.