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Dying Light (Logan McRae, Book 2)

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His new boss is the cantakerous chain-smoking DI Steele, who sees McRae as her opportunity to rise out of ignominy. There have been a slew of Scottish Crime novels in recent years, some great and some completely fail to approach the benchmark set by Rankin. Including working overtime on two baffling cases: the murder by arson of six people, and the beating to death of a prostitute down by the docks, not a high priority compared to the fire. The one thing that drives me nuts about him, though, is that just like the first book, he sometimes misses obvious links or clues. Not only did Dying Light by Stuart MacBride, live up to the first, I thought it actually surpassed it.

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If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance. However I very much enjoyed Logan and his work colleagues and the fact that there is humour as well as darkness in the book. Tuo metu ji man didelio įspūdžio nepaliko, bet pasirodžius antrai šios serijos knygai, nusprendžiau suteikti jai antrą šansą.

The author has created a police force obsessed with the objectification of women whether victims or colleagues . The McRae books have won him the CWA’s Dagger in the Library, the Barry Award for Best Debut Novel, Best Breakthrough Author at the ITV3 crime thriller awards, and made him a number one bestseller. Across the city six people are burning to death in a petrol-soaked squat, the doors and windows screwed shut from the outside.More colorful and varied expressions of frustration would have been appreciated, but no, bloody this and bloody that. As the cases became entwined, the clock was ticking – more suspects; more evidence; more corruption. I will try the third book, and that will help me make a decision whether to continue with the series or not.

In the mean time, he's got enough to worry about with prostitutes being mutilated and killed and an arsonist setting fire to random buildings. but by the time some of the best parts were gotten to, I was already tired of the internecine warfare with DCI Steel, the credit stealing boss. in Stuart MacBride’s hands, what’s going on in this rainy Scottish city is bound to be much more complicated than it appears.

Stuart MacBride (that's me) was born in Dumbarton -- which is Glasgow as far as I'm concerned -- moving up to Aberdeen at the tender age of two, when fashions were questionable. Summertime in the Granite City, the sun is shining, the sky is blue, and the morgue is getting crowded: burnt bodies, murdered junkies, dismembered Labradors, and battered prostitutes. As a result he is told that he must work under DI Steel who runs the "screw up squad" a team made up of the officers that have messed up and are not exactly the cream of the crop. There was no clear agenda and everyone talked at once, while Steel sat by an open window puffing away on an endless chain of cigarettes, scratching her armpit. Logan McRae is a talented, well intentioned policeman who seems to manage to not quite stuff things up.

Storytelling is absolutely wonderful, the story is very well structured and executed, and all the characters are believable and lifelike in their dealings with life in general and in their professions as police officers. From there it was a roller coaster ride (in that it made a lot of people feel decidedly unwell) from web designer to web manager, lead programmer, team lead and other assorted technical bollocks with three different companies, eventually ending up as a project manager for a global IT company.

Soon enough several other cases will intertwine, with murder and arson as the main ingredients, and all this in the attempt to get full control over the drugs and prostitution businesses in the city of Aberdeen. It begins with Rosie Williams, stripped naked and beaten to death down by the docks – the heart of Aberdeen’s red light district. She has no integrity, the manners of an untrained chimp, talks like a drunken sailor, and smokes like a chimney. And you'll meet Inspector Steel, a force of nature who can hurl epithets better than anyone else in fiction; her rival, Inspector Insch, who is a walking atom bomb; and others.

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