Detective Sergeant Logan MacRae has been bumped to D.I. Roberta Steel's "Screw-up Squad" after a raid he led on a warehouse rumored to be full of stolen property ended with no arrests and one officer critically injured. The backstabbing, limelight-stealing, laziest D.I. on Aberdeen's police... show more
Detective Sergeant Logan MacRae has been bumped to D.I. Roberta Steel's "Screw-up Squad" after a raid he led on a warehouse rumored to be full of stolen property ended with no arrests and one officer critically injured. The backstabbing, limelight-stealing, laziest D.I. on Aberdeen's police force, Steel's team is made up of the "no-hopers," the most worthless or inexperienced members of the homicide department, and Logan will do anything to prove he doesn't belong there. Including working overtime on two baffling cases: the murder by arson of six people, and the beating to death of a prostitute down by the docks, not a high priority compared to the fire. At least not until another prostitute ends up dead. Although both cases seem simple on the surface---turns out the fire's victims are part of a drug dealer's inner circle, and what fate is to be expected for working girls in Aberdeen's red-light district? --- in Stuart MacBride's hands, what's going on in this rainy Scottish city is bound to be much more complicated than it appears. A detailed authenticity combines with a dark Scottish sense of humor and a lively cast of characters in MacBride's unputdownable second novel, confirming his status as a rising star of crime fiction.
Publish date: August 8th 2006
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Series: Logan McRae (#2)
I didn't enjoy "Dying Light" as much as its predecessor "Cold Granite", the first in this series. The same cast of characters were there as before but now DS Logan McRae has been allocated to the Fuck Up Squad after an officer ended up in a coma during a drugs raid that he lead. I enjoyed the h...
I listened to this one on audio and really enjoyed it. Both the story and the narrator were perfect for each other and I was glued to my ear buds. Another great installment of the DS Logan MacRae series. A Solid 4 Stars! and Highly recommended. I am looking forward to seeing what Logan can get himse...
"It’s summertime in Scotland: the sun is shining, the sky is blue and people are dying… She’s just the first. How many more will die? It starts with Rosie Williams, a prostitute, stripped naked and beaten to death down by the docks – the heart of Aberdeen’s red light district. For DS Logan McRae...
Detective Sergeant Logan McRae has has been reassigned to D.I. Steels “screw-up Squad” after a sting operation gone wrong and a police officer got hurt badly. Now he must prove that he isn't a screw-up so that he can go back to work with his old group instead of D.I. Steels. But in Aberdeen crime ne...
I liked: The police characters/workplace relationships The sense of place Twisty plotting/web of connections Not so sure about: Another serial killer? It seems like a bit of a plot cheat: need to keep things going? Add another murder. (The serial killer isn't glamorized or the most interes...