"Gangland violence explodes off the page" as two female detectives cross paths in Scotland's criminal underworld ( Publishers Weekly , starred review).
Glasgow Detective Superintendent Catherine McLeod should be smiling: She has a gangster in the mortuary and another, Glen Fallon, behind bars for allegedly taking him out. But fighting for conviction isn't going to be easy. McLeod's real motives might be more personal than she's letting on. And Fallon might not even be guilty.
Private investigator Jasmine Sharp has a stake in Fallon's future, too. That's because the gangland enforcer is part of her past. He moved in the same dangerous shadows that her mysterious father lived and died in. And the strange bond Fallon had with her mother is something no one in Sharp's family ever dares to discuss.
As McLeod battles her demons and Sharp chases her ghosts, these two very different detectives will ultimately confront the secrets that have entangled both of their fates--by descending into the Glasgow underworld where vengeance spans generations and everyone has a score to settle.
"A polished stylist who spikes his smooth wordsmithery with a quirky Scottish brogue." --Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times
"Should cement Brookmyre's reputation as one of today's top Scottish crime writers." -- Publishers Weekly , starred review