The Sudden Arrival of Violence (Glasgow Trilogy #3)

The Sudden Arrival of Violence (Glasgow Trilogy #3)

by Malcom Mackay

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The Sudden Arrival of Violence (Glasgow Trilogy #3) by Malcom Mackay

The stunning conclusion to Malcolm Mackay's lauded Glasgow Trilogy returns readers to the city's underworld: a place of dark motives, dangerous allegiances and sudden, tragic ends.

It begins with two deaths: a money-man and a police informant. Deaths that offer a unique opportunity to a man like Calum MacLean. A hit man who has finally had enough of killing.

Calum plans an unprecedented escape just as his employers need him the most. Glasgow's biggest criminal organizations are gearing up for a final, fatal confrontation.

The panic over Calum's abrupt disappearance may finally give Detective Michael Fisher the chance he need to close the case of a lifetime. But first, he must track down a man who has become a master of disappearance. A man who has staked his life on staying in the shadows.

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ISBN-13: 9780316337328
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 04/21/2015
Series: Glasgow Trilogy Series , #3
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 378,875
Product dimensions: 5.37(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Malcolm Mackay's acclaimed debut series, the Glasgow Trilogy, has been the recipient of countless international honors, making the CWA New Blood Dagger Award shortlist, the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller of the Year Award longlist, the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award shortlist, and more. Mackay was born in Stornoway on Scotland's Isle of Lewis, where he still lives.

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The Sudden Arrival of Violence 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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gloriafeit More than 1 year ago
This is the final novel in The Glasgow Trilogy, and it is a wonderful way to wrap up the series, living up to the high standard set by the earlier novels: “The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter” and “How a Gunman Says Goodbye.” The war between crime syndicates is coming to a showdown. From the publisher: It begins with two deaths: A moneyman and an informant. The deaths offer a unique opportunity to a man like Calum MacLean. A hitman who has finally had enough of killing. It’s never easy to walk away from a job. It’s near impossible when that job is murder. Nobody’s gotten away with it before. But nobody who’s tried is as good as Calum MacLean at leaving no trace. Calum plans an unprecedented escape just as his employers need him the most. Glasgow’s biggest criminal organizations are gearing up for a final, fatal confrontation. The panic over Calum’s abrupt disappearance may finally give Detective Michael Fisher the chance he needs to close the case of a lifetime. But first he must track down a man who has become a master at staying in the shadows. Calum is 29 years old. “After ten years of killing people for a living,” the ‘complicated turf war’ has gotten to the point that he wants to walk away, although he is mindful of how difficult that is: “They’re going to do what they do to anyone who tries to walk away without permission. Anyone who knows too much. They’ll put a bullet in him.” He relearns something he already knew: “As long as you trust them all to be untrustworthy, they’ll never let you down.” The bad guys and the ostensibly good guys (the cops) are filled with people who can’t be trusted, by the other side or their own. Can Calum finally get away from all this? The author once again masterfully conjures up this world, and the suspense builds as the denouement nears. A fitting conclusion to a trilogy well worth reading, and this one as well is highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago