Douglas Brodie is an ex-policeman, an ex-major in the Highlanders during World War II and now a journalist for the Glasgow Gazette. It is 1946 and Glasgow is sweltering in a late summer heat wave and in a wave of corruption as the city needs rebuilding, and then the murders begin - wow ... this "Gunfight at OK Coral" style ending is quite something. Brodie is not the new Rebus as the publisher suggests, Ferris not the new Rankin. He is his own man and his hero is most definitely not an anti-hero. This is a great, gripping, exciting read. Highly recommended.
Glasgow's melting. The temperature is rising and so is the murder rate. Douglas Brodie, ex-policeman, ex-soldier and now newest reporter on the Glasgow Gazette, has no shortage of material for his crime column. But even Brodie balks at his latest subject: a rapist who has been tarred and feathered by a balaclava-clad group. Brodie soon discovers a link between this horrific act and a series of brutal beatings. As violence spreads and the body count rises, Brodie and advocate Samantha Campbell are entangled in a web of deception and savagery. Brodie is swamped with stories for the Gazette. But how long before he and Sam become the headline?
'The new Ian Rankin.' Daily Mail
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Publisher: Atlantic Books
|Publication date:||1st January 2013|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
Gordon Ferris is an ex-techy in the Ministry of Defence and an ex-partner in one of the Big Four accountancy firms. Maybe that's where he gets his interest in spies and crooks. He writes about the important things in life: conflicted heroes and headstrong women embroiled in tangled tales of life, love and death. He is the author of the No. 1 bestselling eBook The Hanging Shed in the Brodie series as well as Truth Dare Kill and The Unquiet Heart. Author photo © Jerry BauerMore About Gordon Ferris