May 2015 Book of the Month.
Blasting straight into action, some shockingly organised crime rages across the pages in this fast-paced, thrilling tale. Starting seven months on from ‘The Last Witness’ there have been some changes to DCI Daley’s world, including the newly formed Police Scotland. Snippets and whispers of information from the first books in the series come together to create a larger and more ferocious picture, as the likeable Daley finds himself pitted against some decidedly shady politics and brutal assassinations. The author rapidly changes between scenarios throughout a chapter and while the small costal town setting yet again plays a vibrantly crucial role, the outside world is invading, creating a tense and charged atmosphere. Pitting good old fashioned coppering against modern government intrigue and hired killers, Meyrick has added a new dimension to his gripping ‘DCI Daley Thriller’ series. ~ Liz Robinson
When a senior Edinburgh civil servant spectacularly takes his own life in Kinloch harbour, DCI Jim Daley comes face to face with the murky world of politics. To add to his woes, two local drug dealers lie dead, ritually assassinated. It's clear that dark forces are at work in the town. With his boss under investigation, his marriage hanging on by a thread, and his sidekick DS Scott wrestling with his own demons, Daley's world is in meltdown. When strange lights appear in the sky over Kinloch, it becomes clear that the townsfolk are not the only people at risk. The fate of nations is at stake. Jim Daley must face his worst fears as tragedy strikes. This is not just about a successful investigation, it's about survival.
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review thie first title in the DCI Daley Thriller Series, Whisky From Small Glasses. You can read them below or click here for the full reviews.
'Touches of dark humour, multi-layered and compelling' - Daily Record
'The right amount of authenticity ... gritty writing ... most memorable' - Herald
'Has the ability to give even the least important person in the plot character and the skill to tell a good tale - Scots Magazine
'Soon to be mentioned in the same breath as authors such as Alex Gray, Denise Mina and Stuart Macbride... very impressive - Ian Baillie, Lennox Herald
Publication date: 14/05/2015
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General
|Publication date:||14th May 2015|
|Publisher:||Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense,|
After studying politics, Denzil Meyrick worked as a police officer, distillery manager, freelance journalist, and company director. He is originally from Campbeltown in Argyll, but now lives with his wife Fiona on Loch Lomondside. Click here to read a Q&A with Denzil Meyrick.More About Denzil Meyrick