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Publisher's Summary

It's the week before Christmas when a lone robber bursts into a busy Glasgow post office carrying an AK-47. An elderly man suddenly hands his young grandson to a stranger and wordlessly helps the gunman fill bags with cash, then carries them to the door. He opens the door and bows his head; the robber fires off the AK-47, tearing the grandfather in two.
DS Alex Morrow arrives on the scene and finds that the alarm system had been disabled before the robbery. Yet upon investigation, none of the employees can be linked to the gunman. And the grandfather-a life-long campaigner for social justice-is above reproach. As Morrow searches for the killer, she discovers a hidden, sinister political network. Soon it is chillingly clear: no corner of the city is safe, and her involvement will go deeper than she could ever have imagined.
©2013 Denise Mina (P)2013 Hachette Audio
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By Brook on 02-27-13

Wonderful writing, not-so-wonderful performance

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Why, oh why, oh why didn't they have the wonderful Jane McFarlane perform this one? The writing is typical smart, lucid Mina -- the performance is distractingly mediocre. Not sure I'm going to finish listening -- and I've never done that before. Pity.

Would you be willing to try another one of Moira Quirk’s performances?

No.

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By Pamela on 04-14-16

It's all about the dialog

This is the third book in a cop series in which the same detective, Alex Morrow , and some of the same supporting cast reappear and evolve. This is not for those who crave action, suspense, a lot of violence and sex--which I also like if well written.

Awash in judiciously selected minutiae , and more than adequqte plot lines, each book reveals a little more about the recurring characters, without rehashing the last book --which is great for listeners like me who read them chronologically and closely together.

I happened upon Mina by accident, wasn't sure after the first one but by the second book was lhooked. Alex Morrow et al havgrown on me, but what I really have been enjoying is Mina's knack for richly nuanced exchanges between characters. Set in nicely detailed backdrops Mina creates a sense of intimacy unusual in your average cop series,

So far the narrators have been pitch perfect for Mina's style. Hope that continues; I'd like to read the rest of the series,

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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