Dark Blood (Logan McRae, Book 6)

By Stuart MacBride

The #1 bestselling crime sequence from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. during this 6th DS Logan McRae mystery, Scotland’s best see first-hand how beginning back will be murder…

Everyone merits a moment chance.

Richard Knox has served his time, so why shouldn’t he be allowed to dwell at any place he desires? definite, some time past he was once a violent rapist, yet he’s noticeable the mistake of his methods. came across God. desires to depart his darkish previous in Newcastle in the back of him and make a brand new commence. Or so he says.

Detective Sergeant Logan McRae isn’t precisely overjoyed to be a part of the staff assisting Knox settle into his new Aberdeen domestic. He’s even much less delighted to be caught with DSI Danby from Northumbria Police – the guy who placed Knox at the back of bars for ten years – supposedly right here to ‘keep an eye fixed on things’.

Only issues are approximately to move very, very wrong.

Edinburgh gangster Malk the Knife wishes a slice of the advance growth Donald Trump’s golfing direction is bringing to the Granite urban, no matter if neighborhood crime lord Wee Hamish Mowat likes it or now not. 3 heavies from Newcastle need a ‘quiet be aware’ with DSI Danby a few lacking mob accountant. And Richard Knox’s darkish previous isn’t performed with him yet…

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He may well pay attention her transferring at the table in the back of him. ‘Yeah, yet you’re kinda the lesser of 4 evils. So … armed theft? ’ Logan slumped again in his seat and swore on the ceiling tiles. ‘Tell me approximately it. ’ ‘Great. ’ She slapped the folder down at the table in entrance of him. ‘Henderson’s the Jewellers, on Crown highway. Bloke wanders in with a wee child in a pushchair, asks to determine the engagement earrings, and while the assistant hauls them out, our boy produces a sawn-off sledgehammer. ’ ‘Who the hell holds up a jewellers with a sawn-off sledgehammer? You certain it wasn’t a shotgun? ’ ‘Positive. ’ Logan flicked throughout the dossier. ‘Time? ’ ‘Nine fifteen this morning. ’ ‘Anyone harm? ’ ‘One witness peed herself, that count number? stated she used to be purely in to choose up her husband’s watch. ’ Logan pulled out the witness statements, skimming them as workstation Butler waited. on the again used to be an inventory of things the jewellers claimed their secret consumer had acquired away with. It had an predicted price of slightly below kilos. now not precisely worthy getting banged up for. ‘Is that every one? ’ Butler shrugged. ‘Apparently. Went on somewhat a rampage, smashed open show cupboards, crammed his wallet with glossy tat, then legged it. ’ She paused. ‘Got the protection digicam photos upstairs so that it will see it? ’ ‘What the hell. ’ Logan thumped the folder on most sensible of his heaped in-tray. ‘Fingerprints? ’ ‘Gloves. ’ Butler smiled. ‘Thanks, Sarge. ’ Logan checked his watch. ‘You’ve received twenty mins, then I’m out of right here. ’ ‘But Sa-arge—’ ‘Got an appointment with a cadaver puppy. Take it or go away it. ’ ‘Done. ’ They’d bought so far as the hall outdoor the CID room while Beattie seemed. Face crimson and glossy, nostril crimson, all bundled up in a duvet-style puffy jacket. there have been droplets glittering in his moustache and as he observed computer Butler and Logan he wiped them away with the again of his hand. ‘DS McRae, i must see you in my place of work. ’ Logan didn’t movement. ‘Got an armed theft to seem into. ’ Beattie frowned. checked out laptop Butler. Sniffed. Rubbed at his beard. ‘Constable, will you excuse us for a second? ’ She made herself scarce. ‘You have been imagined to aid me with the knock-off item enquiry. ’ Logan slumped again opposed to the wall. ‘Did you cellphone buying and selling criteria but? ’ realizing complete good that there has been no approach the beardy tosser— ‘I did it the day before today. ’ ‘Oh… correct. ’ Pause. ‘And? ’ ‘It’s getting worse. We’ve had fifteen lawsuits approximately dodgy DVD avid gamers this week, then there’s the hair straighteners, and the vodka, and the body spray, and the iPods. entire city’s awash with counterfeit items. ’ Beattie sniffed, then hauled out a lumpy gray hankie and blew his nostril into it. Paused to ascertain the contents. ‘Talking of which: enormous Gary tells me you’ve obtained a lead on these dodgy twenties? ’ Logan shrugged. ‘We arrested somebody, if that’s what you suggest. ’ ‘Still in custody? ’ ‘Far as i do know. ’ simply because he hadn’t stricken to envision. Sod DI metal, there has been no manner he used to be operating approximately simply to preserve a few jumped-up solicitor satisfied. Whoever Douglas Walker’s legal professional used to be, he may perhaps bloody good wait.

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