Travel into the dark underworld of Glasgow, Scotland, in the suspenseful, award-winning organized-crime thriller series that the New York Times calls "habit-forming."
Hit man Calum MacLean has finally had enough of killing. And he's planning an unprecedented escape just as his employers need him the most -- Glasgow's biggest criminal organizations are gearing up for a final, fatal confrontation.
The panic over Calum's abrupt disappearance may finally give Detective Michael Fisher the chance he needs to close the case of a lifetime. But first, he must track down a man who has become a master at staying in the shadows.
Don't pick up a Mackay book unless you've got spare time. They're habit-forming." -- Janet Maslin, The New York Times "It's been a long time since so many pages went by so fast . . . Mackay is a natural storyteller [with] a voice to which we're happy to surrender. Surprisingly rewarding . . . a thriller trilogy that thrills. " -- Dennis Drabelle, The Washington Post "Bracing . . . remarkable." -- Adam Woog, Seattle Times
It's easy to kill a man. It's hard to kill a man well.
A twenty-nine-year-old man lives alone in his Glasgow flat. The telephone rings; a casual conversation, but behind this a job offer. The clues are there if you know to look for them. He is an expert. A loner. Freelance. Another job is another job, but what if this organization wants more?
The breathtaking, devastating second novel in the acclaimed Glasgow Trilogy, a Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year.
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