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A crime of passion, or cold-hearted murder?
In the chill grey of an Aberdeen February, violence is just around the corner... A serial rapist is leaving a string of tortured women behind him, but while DS Logan McRae?s girlfriend, PC Jackie ?Ball Breaker? Watson, is out acting as bait, he?s trying to identify a blood-drenched body dumped outside Accident and Emergency.
Logan?s investigations suggest someone in the local bondage community has developed a taste for violent death, and he soon finds himself dragged into the twilight world of pornographers, sex-shops and S&M.
Meanwhile, the prime suspect in the rape case turns out to be Aberdeen Football Club?s star striker, and he has an alibi for every attack. Logan thinks they?ve got it horribly wrong, but can he get anyone to listen before the real rapist strikes again? Especially as Jackie is convinced the footballer?s guilty and she?s hell-bent on a conviction at any cost...
About the Author
Stuart MacBride is the author of several novels featuring DS Logan McRae, and the near- future thriller Half head. The McRae books have won him the CWA?s Dagger in the Library, the Barry Award for Best Debut Novel, Best Breakthrough Author at the ITV3 crime thriller awards, and made him a number one bestseller.
Stuart lives in the north-east of Scotland with his wife Fiona, cat Grendel, about a million spiders (as yet unnamed), and a vegetable plot full of weeds (called Frank).