Caught in the Crossfire

Caught in the Crossfire

by Russell Findlay
     
 

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The deadliest Glasgow gang war of a generation—between the Daniel and Lyons families—was sparked by an opportunistic cocaine theft that unleashed a decade of murderous violence. Homes were firebombed while children slept, families were ripped apart, and witnesses forced into protection. The explosive story of what happened as the Daniel-Lyons feud

Overview

The deadliest Glasgow gang war of a generation—between the Daniel and Lyons families—was sparked by an opportunistic cocaine theft that unleashed a decade of murderous violence. Homes were firebombed while children slept, families were ripped apart, and witnesses forced into protection. The explosive story of what happened as the Daniel-Lyons feud spiraled out of control and engulfed an entire community, this book chronicles the death of 21-year-old Michael Lyons at a north Glasgow garage, the shooting in broad daylight outside a suburban supermarket, and the desecration of eight-year-old cancer victim Garry Lyons’s grave—a sickening low. Chronicling the efforts of a band of parents who made a brave stand against allowing their community center to be used as the Lyons’s gang hut, this book demonstrates how their coalition won the battle against violence and intimidation and exposed a shocking and murky nexus between police officers, politicians, and the underworld.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841589916
Publisher:
Birlinn, Limited
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.44(d)

Meet the Author

Russell Findlay is an investigative journalist who has worked in newspapers for 20 years. He is the coauthor of the bestselling true crime book, The Iceman: The Rise and Fall of a Crime Lord.

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