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A violent drunk with a broken heart, Mackie looks for love in all the wrong places. When two hit men catch him with his pants down, he barely makes it out alive. Worse still, his ex-gangster uncle, Rab, has vanished, leaving him an empty house and a dead dog.

Reluctant PI Sam Ireland is hired by hotshot lawyers to track Rab but is getting nothing except blank stares and slammed doors. As she scours the dive bars, the dregs of Glasgow start to take notice.

DI Andy Lambert is a cop in the middle of an endless shift. A body washes up, and the city seems to shiver in fear; looks like it's up to Lambert to clean up after the lowlifes again.

As a rampaging Mackie hunts his uncle, the scum of the city come out to play. And they play dirty. It seems that everyone has either a dark secret or a death wish. In Mackie's case, it might just be both.

©2015 Jay Stringer (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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Like a good old fashioned cocktail

A dram of Train Spotting and a nip of Taggart.
All with the smoky notes of an Islay single malt.

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  • Brett McAteer
  • 06-08-2019

Good Story Line

I enjoyed the story line, but the performance was difficult. It was like they were having Russians doing Scottish accents.

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  • Shiraz
  • 11-05-2021

Guy Ritchie should direct this

good story just takes a long time to start but definitely. Give it a go

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  • Gatorgus
  • 27-11-2019

Painful.

I made it through about 7 chapters. Worst Audible book I have ever listened to. Or at least tied with Stinker Let’s Loose. At. Least I should have known better on that one. A lead character named Stinker should have been a big clue. And I have listened to nearly 100.

The narrator’s tempo was horrible, but most of that could be attributable to the author’s writing style.
Calling it adolescent ramblings, may be kind. A 13 year old could do better. The violence was preposterous and the lead character’s’ reactions to it even more so.

It wasn’t amusing, it wasn’t clever, and it was just painful to listen to.

I couldn’t take it anymore.

I honestly thought the first chapter was going to turn out to be a joke. That it was someone daydreaming about being some hard-boiled cop. Ala Spaceman Spiff.

Alas, it was not to be. It lasted for at least 5 or so more chapters before I bailed.

I wasted a credit on this.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-07-2019

Heavy hitting crime

There are so many ways to die in Glasgow.

This gritty crime story unfolds before you, many twists and turns to keep you guessing.

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  • Amber Andrews
  • 20-02-2019

great story

great story and narration. I had trouble with the British accent when MC was thinking

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  • robert jarmanRobert
  • 17-01-2018

okay

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  • 23-05-2020

terrible

the accents.are.a. total.joke
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.ruined the whole.book ended up.could not listen to it..I am from Glasgow and don't sound like that..it's offensive and a joke. very very disappointing..if could give minus stars in performance rating I would..avoid.

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  • Gerard M Allan
  • 25-02-2021

Painful on the ears

As a resident Glaswegian, I found the narrator's attempt at a Glaswegian accent so ridiculous that I couldn't listen for more than a couple of paragraphs. Can't comment on the merits of the book itself as i couldn't bear to listen to anymore but if it reflects the standard of the narrator, then it will be equally painful.

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  • Bob
  • 21-02-2018

Not funny, not entertaining, not believable

I am so glad Audible will refund if you don't like a book because this has been sent back. The story is just silly without the humour. The characters are just not sympathetic or believable. How does a small time crook not be affected by being shot. How does he also use a gun to kill someone for the first time without being affected by that. How does this unsympathetic crook persuade a professional psychiatrist to stitch him up and not report it.

I felt sorry for the readers. Both seemed to be trying hard to make the material entertaining but I thought the effort was obvious.

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