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The Sudden Arrival of Violence (Glasgow…

The Sudden Arrival of Violence (Glasgow Trilogy 3)

by Malcolm Mackay

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3rd of a trilogy about Glasgow and a hired gun...
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
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  RowingRabbit | Dec 22, 2015 |
Following the events of How a Gunman Says Goodbye, it's Calum MacLean's turn to want to say goodbye to the criminal life. He takes the opportunity of his most recent job to lay low for a while and make plans for his escape. But can he elude the clutches of his boss, Peter Jamieson?

This was indeed a stunning conclusion, as one review stated. The war between the city's various criminal factions comes to a head and the players scramble to put themselves in the best position for when everything blows up. The police are trying to secure credible leads and evidence that will help them shut the criminals down. And of course Calum is working to flee the city with the assistance of his older brother, William. It also vividly illustrates the steep price of the criminal life: for criminals, others in their lives, and the police investigating the crimes.

The book has a satisfactory ending, with enough scope for the reader to imagine how things will progress for the characters after the last page is turned, but at the same time tying up most of the loose ends. Recommended if you've read the rest of the trilogy. And if you haven't read the trilogy, it's recommended if you like hard-hitting gangster noir. ( )
  rabbitprincess | Mar 30, 2014 |
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"It begins with two deaths: a money-man and a police informant. Deaths that offer a unique opportunity to a man like Calum MacLean. A hit man who has finally had enough of killing. Calum plans an unprecedented escape just as his employers need him the most. Glasgow's biggest criminal organizations are gearing up for a final, fatal confrontation. The panic over Calum's abrupt disappearance may finally give Detective Michael Fisher the chance he need to close the case of a lifetime. But first, he must track down a man who has become a master of disappearance. A man who has staked his life on staying in the shadows" --… (more)

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