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Somewhere in Scotland the unthinkable is about to happen, and for Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner, deadlines are looming. Four Albanian gangsters have infiltrated Edinburgh's underworld and MI5 are all over it, believing that they are moving into the city's drug scene. But do the criminals have a bigger objective? The son of a police officer is found dead in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle. Could it be a foretaste of things to come? Meanwhile, Scotland's First Minister plans to take over the police force... As the crimes begin to collide, fragments of truth are revealed. Skinner races against time to piece them together - but will it all come down to a shot in the dark?
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The hair-trigger thrillers of Quintin Jardine, one of Scotland's top-selling crime writers, have been highly praised for their ingenious plotting and powerful emotional drama. With Bob Skinner, Edinburgh's toughest cop, at the center of the action, they form a first-rate, robustly entertaining series of police procedurals.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. Everything he does is for them.
He can be tracked down through his blog: http://quintinjardine.me
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Book Description Charnwood, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1846172756