Dark Blood

Everyone deserves a second chance…

Richard Knox has served his time, so why shouldn’t he be allowed to live wherever he wants? Yes, he was convicted of the brutal rape and abduction of a sixty-eight-year-old man, but he’s seen the error of his ways. Found God. Wants to leave his dark past in Newcastle and make a new start.

Or so he says.

Detective Sergeant Logan McRae isn’t exactly thrilled to be part of the team helping Knox settle into his new Aberdeen home. He’s even less thrilled to be stuck with DSI Danby from Northumbria Police – the man who put Knox behind bars for ten years – supposedly here to ‘keep an eye on things’.

Only things are about to go very, very wrong.

Donald Trump’s golf course is bringing a mini development boom to the Granite City, and Edinburgh gangster Malk the Knife wants a slice. Three heavies from Newcastle want a ‘quiet word’ with DSI Danby about a missing mob accountant. Local crime lord Wee Hamish Mowat has plans for Logan’s future. And Knox’s dark past isn’t done with him yet…

Reviews

  • A terrific writer … Brilliant … bodies abound, blood flows freely and McRae is a delight

    The Times

  • Stuart MacBride’s thrillers just keep getting better … One of the most disturbing novels in the highly successful Logan McRae series … admirers of tough, modern crime novels will be in seventh heaven – or should that be hell?

    Express

  • The plotting puts most writers in the genre to shame … This is quintessential Stuart MacBride: tartan noir etched in the darkest of hues with dialogue so sharp you might cut yourself

    Independent