Follow the Dead is the thrilling 12th book in Lin Anderson's Rhona MacLeod series.
On holiday in the Scottish Highlands, forensic scientist Dr. Rhona MacLeod joins a mountain rescue team on Cairngorm summit, where a mysterious plane has crash-landed on the frozen Loch A’an. Added to that, a nearby climbing expedition has left three young people dead, with a fourth still missing.
Meanwhile in Glasgow, DS McNab’s raid on the Delta Club produces far more than just a massive haul of cocaine. Questioning one of the underage girls found partying with the city’s elite reveals she was smuggled into Scotland via Norway, and it seems the crashed plane in the Cairngorms may be linked to the club. But before McNab can discover more, the girl is abducted.
Joined by Norwegian detective Alvis Olsen, who harbors disturbing theories about how the two cases are connected with his homeland, Rhona searches for the missing link. What she uncovers is a dark underworld populated by ruthless people willing to do anything to ensure they don't get caught.
About the Author
Lin Anderson has published several novels and one novella featuring forensic expert Dr Rhona MacLeod. Her short story Dead Close was chosen for the Best of British Crime 2011 and is currently in development as a feature film. Also a screenwriter, her film River Child won a student BAFTA and the Celtic Film Festival best fiction award. Currently Chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland, she is also co-founder of Bloody Scotland, Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
FOLLOW THE DEAD is the 12th book in Lin Anderson’s Rhona MacLeod series. I have read all 12 books in the series and have enjoyed each and every one. I hope to see Rhona (and Company) again soon. Forensic Scientist Rhona MacLeod is in the Scottish Highlands with her on again/off again partner Sean and is asked to observe the local mountain rescue team in action as they look for a missing mountaineering group. They stumble upon a crashed plane with (of course) a dead body near by. The area has been blanketed with a ferocious blizzard and high winds which hamper rescue efforts and forensic details. Tie this discovery in with DS McNab’s recent raid on a ‘gentleman’s club’ in Glasgow; evidence of drugs and human trafficking; a link to Norway; the Norwegian detective, Alvis Olsen sent to investigate the Scotland-Norway link and one has a suspenseful, thrilling investigation by DS McNab, Forensic Scientist Rhona MacLeod, Norwegian detective Alvis Olsen and the lovely Chrissy and tech specialist Ollie. The writing is very descriptive and fast-paced, the sense of place is *****Star and the (now very familiar to me) characters are smart, industrious, loyal and fearless. I quite liked reading about the local mountains and scenery - The Cairngorm Peaks (Macdui, Cairngorm, Braeriach, CairnToul). Also, a great map. A great, well-written, interesting series.