The landmark twenty-fifth novel novel in Quintin Jardine's hugely popular Bob Skinner crime series shows Edinburgh's toughest cop facing a very different kind of case
LAST RESORT is the twenty-fifth novel in the Bob Skinner series by Quintin Jardine, Scotland's master of crime, and sees the Edinburgh cop back as never before.
After thirty years of service, former Chief Constable Bob Skinner faces the possible end of his police career, at its pinnacle.
A trip to Catalunya to contemplate his future soon takes on a different flavour when Skinner is asked by an friend, Xavier Aislado, to track down one of his business's brightest talents, vanished without a trace.
But it soon becomes clear that another manhunt is in progress, and that Skinner himself is the target. While his daughter Alex fights that battle at home, Skinner's own search takes one sinister turn after another, until he is faced with the toughest question of all:
Is natural justice sometimes the only answer?
Very engaging as well as ingenious, and the unraveling of the mystery is excellently done - Scotsman
Well constructed, fast-paced, Jardine's narrative has many an ingenious twist and turn - Observer
Remarkably assured, raw-boned, a tour de force - New York Times
After an eventful career as a spin doctor to the powerful, rich and notorious, fifteen years ago Quintin Jardine found that his talents were equally well fitted to the world of crime fiction. Now he is the author of seven Oz Blackstone mysteries as well as thirteen Bob Skinner crime novels.