The gripping new mystery in the bestselling Bob Skinner series by Quintin Jardine, the acclaimed author of COLD CASE and STATE SECRETS.'If Ian Rankin is the Robert Carlyle of Scottish crime writers, then Jardine is surely its Sean Connery' Glasgow Herald
'Scottish crime-writing at its finest, with a healthy dose of plot twists and turns, bodies and plenty of brutality' Sun
The gritty new mystery in Quintin Jardine's bestselling Bob Skinner series, set in Edinburgh and the Scottish countryside; not to be missed by readers of Ian Rankin and Peter May.
Nine years ago, divorcee Marcia Brown took her own life. A pillar of the community, she had been accused of theft, and it's assumed that she was unable to live with the shame. Now her former husband wants the case reopened. Marcia was framed, he says, to prevent her exposing a scandal. He wants justice for Marcia. And Alex Skinner, Solicitor Advocate, and daughter of retired Chief Constable Sir Robert Skinner, has taken on the brief, aided by her investigator Carrie McDaniels.
When tragedy strikes and his daughter comes under threat, Skinner steps in. His quarry is about to discover that the road to hell is marked by bad intentions . . .
'Skinner's lost none of his hard edge when he steps up to the plate after his daughter Alex, a legal eagle, is in trouble when a cold murder case explodes red hot and dangerous. Someone's going to meet his match in Skinner' Peterborough Evening Telegraph
'Well-constructed . . . intriguing' Scotland on Sunday
What readers are saying about Quintin Jardine's gripping mysteries:
'I would recommend anyone new to the series to give yourself a treat and read them all!!'
'I have given this book five stars because of the ingenious plot, the excellence of the narrative and, after quite a number of years, Quintin Jardine is still producing superb crime fiction'
'A fantastic gripping read and I didn't want to put it down'
'As always Mr Jardine had me hooked from the first chapter to the very end'
Praise for Quintin Jardine's novels: Well constructed, fast-paced, Jardine's narrative has many an ingenious twist and turn' - Observer
Another cracker from Jardine...There are plenty of twists and turns along the way to keep you engrossed - Scots Magazine
Very engaging as well as ingenious, and the unraveling of the mystery is excellently done - Scotsman
If Ian Rankin is the Robert Carlyle of Scottish crime writers, then Jardine is surely its Sean Connery - Herald, Glasgow
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