He's touching the front of his coat, feeling the shape of the gun. Should have got rid of it. On any other night, any other job, he would. This isn't any other job. This, he intends, will be his last...
It begins with two deaths: A money-man and a grass. Deaths that offer a unique opportunity to a man like Calum MacLean. A man who has finally had enough of killing. Meanwhile two of Glasgow's biggest criminal organisations are at quiet, deadly war with one another. And as Detective Michael Fisher knows, the biggest - and bloodiest - manoeuvres are yet to come...
The stunning conclusion to Malcolm Mackay's lauded Glasgow Trilogy, The Sudden Arrival of Violence will return listeners to the city's underworld: A place of dark motives, dangerous allegiances and inescapable violence...
"His clipped, spare, present tense narrative is urgent, clever and ominous. In a field so crowded as crime writing it is not easy to present an original voice. Malcolm Mackay’s laconic tone is his alone…the Herbrides have produced an author of their own who strides easily into the top division" (West Highland Free Press)
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By Boggy of Bucks on 01-12-16
Gritty Scottish crime novels are an attractive genre and, having just finished the latest Rebus, I was still in the mood. The Sudden Arrival of Violence was one of those 'people who bought this also liked this' scenarios. The algorithm was right on the money.
The style in which this novel is written is completely different to almost any other book I can think of and it brings the listener into intimate contact with all the characters. It is well paced, thoughtful, interestingly different and violent - although the violence itself is one of the characters.
I thought it was brilliantly written and perfectly narrated.