The murder of a media moghul in his country mansion appears to be the result of him disturbing a gang of would-be thieves. The robbers are swiftly caught, but when they are unexpectedly moved to a different prison they escape.
Back in Edinburgh a young solicitor reveals to the press that one of the subjects had left a letter with her some time before the break-in which proves his innocence. Jack Parlabane, journo extraordinaire, is intrigued, but when he approaches the lawyer he discovers someone else is trying to get near her - someone with evil intent, political connections of the highest order and a corrupt agenda.
©1997 Christopher Brookmyre (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd
"Tough, in your face...studded with a lot of black humour." (Irish Times)
"Sassy, irreverent, stylish." (The Times)
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usual convoluted story all neatly packaged at the end. A great listen narrator brilliant
"Another Brilliant read"
I am reading Brookmye's books out of sequence as this is his second book but has only just been released on Audible. This is the second book featuring Jack Parlabane;It was written in 1997 and although very political could have been written last week. Apart from a very few references dating the work, nothings changed and Brookmye's Political views (which tend to match my own) come through like a bullet train. Don't let this put you off they are delivered in a brilliant story and very well produced plot. The narrator is brilliant and does a very good job.
Getting through a lot of the Tartan Noir at the ,moment
irritating narrator's mispronunciation of many words spoiled this book for me, he also over dramatises.
"A rollicking good listen!"
Gripping from beginning to end and loads of laugh out loud moments. A great performance too. Loved it!!
"Entertaining if a little far fetched"
Within its own context this is a lovingly written story of betrayal, political lies, underestimation of salt of the earth characters and bloodshed. The fact the plot becomes very far-fetched is a minor consideration.
This was quite slow, but I can't help liking Brookmyre books for the feelings of home the Glasgow accent gives. It's the only accent with multiple swearing that seems right as that is how a true ned banters!
Robbers on the run are accused of murder and it's up to Jack and a newbie solicitor to prove their innocence.
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