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The Sudden Arrival of Violence The Glasgow Trilogy Book 3 by Malcolm Mackay
  

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

The third in a gangland, Glasgow-based trilogy which you will enjoy greatly if you have read the previous two but if you haven’t then you are given a character breakdown at the start and some fill-in as you read. It is a tale of bad men and nasty violence written in a contagious, stark, staccato style that really suits the subject. Personally I preferred the first, The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter, but maybe because at the beginning the style and subject matter was so fresh. Now I’ve got more used to it. An elaborate plot develops with criminal boss Jamieson killing various people and information being fed out to blacken another. We end up with a very angry gunman seeking vengeance. How he gets it is great! This is an awesome series, a must read.

If you like Malcolm Mackay you might also like to read books by Patrick Quinlan, Allan Guthrie and Zane Radcliffe.

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The Sudden Arrival of Violence The Glasgow Trilogy Book 3 by Malcolm Mackay

It begins with two deaths: a money-man and a grass. Deaths that offer a unique opportunity to a man like Calum MacLean. A man who has finally had enough of killing. Meanwhile two of Glasgow's biggest criminal organisations are at quiet, deadly war with one another. And as Detective Michael Fisher knows, the biggest - and bloodiest - manoeuvres are yet to come ...The stunning conclusion to Malcolm Mackay's lauded Glasgow Trilogy, The Sudden Arrival of Violence will return readers to the city's underworld: a place of dark motives, dangerous allegiances and inescapable violence ...

Reviews

Reviewers often groan at the hyperbole with which publishers adorn new novels, but with Malcolm Mackay it is justified. His poetic titles (The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter and How a Gunman Says Goodbye) are infused with the sense of menace that is the sine qua non of the genre while tipping the wink that this is crime writing with ambition. The Sudden Arrival of Violence is the conclusion to Mackay's acclaimed Glasgow trilogy ... The youthful Mackay has the command of a writer twice his age, and he has delivered a conclusion to his trilogy that is just as cohesive and forceful as his previous two books. - Financial Times

Superb ... Mackay is a true original, managing to conjure up a gripping new way of portraying city-noir. This, from a writer who has lived his whole life in far-off Stornoway, with only few short visits to the Glasgow he has so vividly created. He's no longer a rising star. He's risen -- Marcel Berlins The Times

About the Author

Malcolm Mackay

Malcolm Mackay was born and grew up in Stornoway where he still lives. The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter, his much lauded debut was the first in the Glasgow Trilogy, set in the city’s underworld. It was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award for Best Crime Debut of the Year, the Scottish First Book of the Year, and was featured in ITV3's Specsavers Crime Thriller Club programme. How A Gunman Says Goodbye, the second book in the series, won the Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award. The Sudden Arrival of Violence is the final book in the trilogy.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

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Malcolm Mackay

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9781447212775

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