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When a body is discovered at a popular Highland landmark, it seems like just another day on the job for DCI Jack Logan and his team. 

Except this body is missing a very vital component, and given its location - The Well of Seven Heads - it seems like someone is trying to send a message. But why? And to whom? 

With pressure mounting from his superiors, 600 teenagers baying for blood, and the press sniffing around for a scandal, the only chance Jack has of cracking his latest case is if he finds a way to keep the heid, while all around are losing theirs. 

Ahead of the Game is the 10th book from best-selling Scottish crime author, JD Kirk, and is perfect for fans of Ian Rankin, Stuart Macbride, and Val McDermid.

©2021 JD Kirk (P)2021 JD Kirk

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JD Kirk’s best so far

I cannot get enough of DCI Logan! The best crime series I have read. The Character development, story, mystery but especially the humour make this series my favourite of all time. Crime is my go to genre however it’s often so serious and morose which can leave you a little deflated and exhausted . JD Kirk writes with balance which has you laughing out loud one minute and tearing up the next. The narration is on point and Angus King really understands the characters while expertly interpreting the writing through his narration. Every one of these novels leaves me wanting more and it’s tough to wait for the next! Totally binge worthy. Hurry up and write the next one JD!

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Love this series

This is a series I adore. Great characters terrific Murders, read by a brilliant narrator Angus King. More please.

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love Jack Logan

I love these books. I love the Scottish humour of these caracthers , the thread through all the books is endearing and keeps me comming back for more . A wonderful 'family' of friends and colleagues.

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I was not disappointed

Another superb DCI Jack Logan story.
Great twists and turns interspersed with brilliant humour.
I cannot wait for the next instalment.

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Another corker of a story

I’m addicted to this series and genuinely feel like to personally know the characters. This one probably has the most difficult plot to guess and kept me wondering right to the end.
Angus King is sensational at narrating the series and really brings them all to life. Can’t wait for the next one and also very excited about he spin-off series ( PLEASE be a series) about Bob Hoon!

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One of the best!

I’ve listened to the whole Jack Logan series; and enjoyed this one immensely. Credit to JD Kirk for the words, but Angus King brings them to life. I did miss Shona, who only appears briefly, but I’m sure she’ll be back. The plot keep me guessing until the end. Heughan’s colourful language makes me smile; and he even dredges up some humanity. Recommend this book to fans of characters Jack, Ben, Tyler, Sinead and Hamsa.

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  • Kellie
  • 22-03-2021

Ahead of the Game is Fantastic!

I've been listening to the DCI Logan series since it first came out and have loved every minute. JD Kirk is brilliant and Angus King is amazing! Although the series is a Crime Thriller, I have laughed my way through all of the character development and interactions with the team. This book; however, I almost cried. It was close, but Bob had me laughing again. Thank you and keep up the great work, please.

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  • linda schmitz
  • 17-04-2021

Well worth reading

One of the best, I laughed so hard in parts, tears came. Unfortunately I was driving at the time. Good book

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  • Whispera
  • 14-04-2021

Funny, good characters, suspense, great narrator

Great narration as usual. Goofy "police procedural" sort of, almost Keystone Cops. I often don't like books that are supposed to be funny because humor is too personal, and too often I don't find them to be the least bit funny. But I find this series to be funny, but with enough suspense and beloved characters to get involved. The humor is often quite crude, so heads up if you are easily offended.

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  • Petra
  • 07-04-2021

Just a great series

I highly recommend this whole series and I waiting impatiently for the next one.
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll feel.
The narrator is excellent.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-03-2021

Love where this series is headed!!

While this is a primary crime story, it is the back stories and characters that make these stories so enjoyable. The evolution of the characters and their relationships is so fun and I can not wait to hear where it all goes. Angus King is brilliant and JD Kirk's humor keeps me in stitches!!

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  • Kim!
  • 29-03-2021

Never a disappointment!

Once again JD Kirk has done it! This book had me twisting and turning to the very end. I cannot wait until the next book. Also, Angus King is a phenomenal narrator!!

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  • Margaret Rose STRINGER
  • 29-03-2021

The best yet !

Prior to "Ahead of the Game" I liked "The Last Bloody Straw" most of all.
Both these books have good plots and excellent final twists; and both have sections that made me laugh so hard I nearly choked myself ! :)
Barry is really on a roll: "Ahead of the Game' keeps you saying "Oh, THAT's who did it !" every few chapters. And I do like his talent for little scenes you find out at the end weren't about who you thought they were - really clever.
I don't remember why I chose "A Litter of Bones" to buy: but I can say without a word of exaggeration that Jack Logan, as told to me by the incomparable Angus King, is my favourite character. Also, I like the rest of the team - even Bob Hoon !!! [grin]

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  • TGR
  • 28-03-2021

Never disappoints.

Read all. In order! Perfect story, perfect narration and lots of comical moments mixed in with the procedural. A fantastic read! (Listen)

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  • Leah Mandell
  • 25-03-2021

Best! Series! EVER!!

Angus King absofrickenlutely makes this entire series, that is already great, top the bloody charts! I laugh out loud at his interpretations of already very well developed characters. God I miss Scotland... bravo to this author/narrator combo. My favorite, which says a lot because I read a new audiobook every other day. Crying that I have to wait for the next in this series

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  • Donna
  • 22-03-2021

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i like this series, a lot. however this book seems overlong, spinning out a story long
after I've shruged and looked aroumd for something else to do.

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  • Sue P
  • 13-04-2021

Absolutely brilliant 😱

Really enjoyed this book, the story is gripping, the main characters are funny at times and this just makes it even better, keeps you guessing all the way through, love this author and will definitely be getting more of their books As for the narrator just could not be any better, whole thing is great.

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  • Teresa evans
  • 13-04-2021

Ahead of the game

Brilliant it is funny in parts I love the banter. Really grabs you can't wait till the next one. Narration was excellent.

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  • The Van G's
  • 11-04-2021

Brilliant as usual

loved every single second. Loved the new twist with Olivia but am not sure about Oleg. Cannot wait for the next book. please release it SOON! P.S no one in the team must die! Thank you

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-04-2021

Perfect

Another superb story, perfectly narrated by Angus King. Twists, turns, humour and sadness all included.

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  • Mary Henderson
  • 05-04-2021

Another brilliant listen

I love this whole series. Brilliant Loads of dark laugh out loud Scottish humour, believable characters, brilliantly narrated.

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  • Megapixel
  • 03-04-2021

Amazing writing

This series just gets better. The writing and delivery of the funnier bits had me in stiches.

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  • Travelling Listener
  • 02-04-2021

I loved this! Even more than the others.

Brilliant and now very familiar characters.
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Gripping story as ever - and love the twists in this.

JD Kirk is a brilliant storyteller.

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  • Fiona Evans
  • 15-04-2021

Amazing

Another great book by JD KIRK absolutely loved it just as much as the previous ones.

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  • robkar
  • 14-04-2021

Another “Page Turner”

Really been enjoying this series by JD Kirk. So glad to see the Bob Hoon character still lurking in the wings in the latest book. I found myself frequently laughing out loud on my early morning dog walks. Looking forward to the next book

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  • Kaz.vincent
  • 07-04-2021

brilliant

loved it humour as well as detective do find myself chuclking out loud! love the characters and how they have evolved.

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