Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
About the book
Gavin Law was a whistleblower.
Now he’s missing.
Just another case for Glasgow PI, Charlie Cameron, until he discovers there is more to Law and his disappearance than anyone imagined.
Wallace Maitland, the surgeon responsible for leaving a woman brain-damaged may have abandoned his sacred oath and become a killer. Did the hospital which refused to accept responsibility for the tragedy have Law silenced permanently? Or, with his wife little more than a vegetable, has David Cooper, believing he has been betrayed yet again, taken justice into his own hands?
Charlie comes to realise the world of medicine can be a dangerous place.
Across the city, East End gangster, Sean Rafferty is preparing to exploit the already corrupt city council in a multi-million pound leisure development known as Riverside. The project will be good for Glasgow. But not everybody is keen to work with Rafferty.
With more than money at stake, Sean will do anything to get his way. His motto, borrowed from his old man, is simple. Never take a no from somebody who can give you a yes.
If that means murder, then so be it.
Charlie has crossed Rafferty’s path before and lived to tell the tale.
He may not be so lucky a second time.
Before The Devil Knows You're Dead by Owen Mullen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The immediate start to this story was really gripping. How I love when an author grabs you by the scruff of the neck and drags you in, that's what the first chapter did to me.
I hadn't read his previous books, but, it didn't seem to matter I was well into the story, the plot.
I found this author to be clear in his writing, easy to follow and for some reason because its set in Scotland everyone of course had a scottish accent in my head as I read the dialogue.
Nice snappy kind of read, keeps you on your toes, guessing, and in some places quite a twink of fun with the warped dry sense of humour popping up here and there, but it certainly has a serious side to this.
The plot is tight, its very enjoyable and I loved the little bit of romance that Charlie could enjoy.
I will need to catch up on his previous book.
My thanks to Bloodhounds for my copy.
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