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Savage Night by Allan Guthrie

Savage Night

by Allan Guthrie

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This book offered just two dramatic features: the plotting was a farce and the characterisation was a tragedy.

Since the success of Christopher Brookmyre's early novels featuring Jack Parlabane there has been a plethora of would-be imitators, of whom Allan Guthrie had hitherto been one of the more successful, who feel that an excess of squalor and a sprinkling of gallows humour is all that is needed to generate another 'Scottish Noir' winner. Sadly, I feel that a bit more is required, such as a coherent plot and at least one plausible character. I did look for them but I must have blinked and missed them. ( )
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How much blood would you spill to avenge those you love?

Andy Park passes out at the sight of blood, but he thinks he’s discovered a way to make his family’s enemies pay. He isn’t prepared for the fallout, though, when his teenage son is put in mortal danger and his daughter and her fiancé are forced to carry out his dirty work.

And yet Park’s world is peachy in comparison to Tommy Savage’s. A masked man known only as Mr. Smith is blackmailing Savage—for what, he has no idea. And after an attempt to gain the upper hand has near-fatal results, Tommy and his brother, Phil, find themselves heading to a graveyard with only a couple of swords and a bag of cash for company.

Will they survive the night?

Will anyone?

With equal parts blood phobia and blood lust, Allan Guthrie’s Savage Night unfolds over six short blood-blind hours in Scotland’s capital city.

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Andy Park's plans to seek revenge on his family's enemies leads to mortal peril for his teenage son and forces his daughter and prospective son-in-law to carry out his dirty work, while Tommy Savage, blackmailed by a masked man calling himself Mr. Smith, and his brother, Phil, find themselves battling for survival in an Edinbrugh graveyard.… (more)

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