59 Minutes follows the stratospheric ups and ocean-trench downs of a Glasgow criminal who rises from petty crime and violence to the top of the tree only to have the rug firmly hauled out from under him. Reduced to utter destitution he embarks on a personal crusade of revenge.
This is great stuff but be warned; there is no fluffy, soft real man behind the violence. This is a brutal criminal with practically no moral core to speak of and his associates and enemies are equally devoid of much in the way of redeeming features. This cold fixation on business gives 59 minutes a refreshing perspective on the criminal world as a place where business is everything and friendship is a fleeting thing if it exists at all.
Add to this a killer twist and you have a fine crime novel that is nicely different from much of the genre. I really wouldn't be surprised to see this one make it to the cinema screen.