The occasion: high school reunion. The place: an oil rig converted into a tourist resort. The outcome: carnage.
Gavin is creating a unique 'holiday experience', every facility any tourist who hates abroad will ever want, will all be available on a converted North Sea oil rig. To test the facilities he's hosting a reunion for his old school (none of his ex-classmates can remember him, but what the heck, it's free). He is so busy showing off that he doesn't notice that another group have invited themselves along -- a collection of terrorist mercenaries who are occasionally of more danger to themselves than to the public. And they in turn are unaware that Inspector MacGregor has got wind of their activities. Within twenty-four hours Gavin's dream has blown to the four winds, along with a lot of other things. Fast, rabidly funny, and seriously over the top.
'A high octane sense of the absurd' THE TIMES
'Tremendous fun' THE GUARDIAN
'The next star of the genre seems set to be Christopher Brookmyre' Mark Lawson
'Dark, violent and very funny.' DAILY TELEGRAPH
'The premise is certainly implausable but Brookmyre has more than enough wit to pull it off.' SUNDAY TIMES
'There are enough twists and turns to satisfy the most expectant reader.' SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY
'This novel is furiously paced and wonderfully absurd, with more one-liners than a Columbian coke dealer Brookmyre has no equal.' MAXIM