They stole her voice. Now they want her dead . . .
2014: The Commonwealth Games are coming to Glasgow and security is extra tight, particularly after a mysterious bomb explodes in a nearby rural area. As the opening ceremony for the Games draws ever closer, the police desperately seek the culprits. But Detective Superintendent Lorimer has other concerns on his mind. One is a beautiful red-haired woman from his past whose husband dies suddenly on his watch. Then there is the body of a young woman found dumped in the countryside just south of the city who is proving impossible to identify.
Elsewhere in Glasgow people prepare for the events in their own way, whether for financial gain or to welcome visitors from overseas. And, hiding behind false identities, are those who pose a terrible threat not just to the Games but to the very fabric of society. Can Lorimer root them out before Britain is forever changed?
About the Author
Alex Gray was born and educated in Glasgow. After studying English and Philosophy at the University of Strathclyde, she worked as a visiting officer for the Department of Health, a time she looks upon as postgraduate education since it proved a rich source of character studies. She then trained as a secondary school teacher of English.
Alex began writing professionally in 1993 and had immediate success with short stories, articles, and commissions for BBC radio programs. She has been awarded the Scottish Association of Writers’ Constable and Pitlochry trophies for her crime writing.
A regular on the Scottish bestseller lists, she is the author of thirteen DCI Lorimer novels. She is the co-founder of the international Scottish crime writing festival, Bloody Scotland, which had its inaugural year in 2012.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Glasgow Commonwealth Games are very similar to the Olympic Games. When a bomb explodes nearby where the games are to be held, DS Lorimer and his team are called to investigate. The general consensus is that this was a test run. From who? Why? Things heat up even more when a body is found close to where the bomb exploded...but no one has been able to identify the woman. And while millions of people are preparing to attend the games, Lorimer and Brightman become desperate to find those responsible. This one kept me rapidly turning pages, sometimes forgetting to breathe. This is a fast-paced action-packed thriller full of twists and turns. The characters of Lorimer and Brightman are unforgettable. Secondary characters are credible, making for a most interesting story line. Many thanks to the author / Witness Impulse Books / Edelweiss for the advanced digital copy of this crime thriller. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.