The intricate and thrilling new Bob Skinner mystery by Scotland's finest crime writer.
'After what happened, none of us can be sure we're going to see tomorrow.'
The killing was an expert hit. Three shots through the head, as the lights dimmed at a celebrity concert in Glasgow. A most public crime, and Edinburgh Chief Constable Bob Skinner is right in the centre of the storm.
The shooters were killed at the scene, but who sent them? The crisis finds Skinner taking a step that he had sworn he never would. Tasked with the investigation of the outrage, he finds himself uncovering some very murky deeds...
The trail leads to London, and a confrontation that seems too much, even for him. Can the Chief solve the most challenging mystery of his career...or will failure end it?
About the Author
Quintin Jardine was born once upon a time in the West - of Scotland rather than America, but still he grew to manhood as a massive Sergio Leone fan. On the way there he was educated, against his will, in Glasgow, where he ditched a token attempt to study law for more interesting careers in journalism, government propaganda, and political spin-doctoring. After a close call with the Brighton Bomb in 1984, he moved into the even riskier world of media relations consultancy, before realising that all along he had been training to become a crime writer. Now, forty novels later, he never looks back.Along the way he has created/acquired an extended family in Scotland and Spain.
"Jardine's 23rd Bob Skinner mystery showcases the shrewd and personable Edinburgh cop at his relentless best." --"Publishers Weekly" "Jo Bannister, Peter Turnbull, and Ian Rankin can be considered read-a-likes, but when it comes to the depiction of a multilevel police force in action, Jardine . . .stands alone." "Library Journal" on "Death's Door"" "Jardine excels at coordinating the multiple crimes crucial to a police procedural and setting his coppers against the clock." "Kirkus Reviews"on "Fallen Gods"" "Jardine s 23rd Bob Skinner mystery showcases the shrewd and personable Edinburgh cop at his relentless best." "Publishers Weekly""
Series: Bob Skinner
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 2nd January 2014
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1