A legal thriller written by a guy from Ayrshire who's a partner in a Glasgow law firm about a guy from Ayrshire who's an associate in a Glasgow law firm. I'm from Ayrshire and used to be an associate in a Glasgow law firm - how could I pass this one by? It's a competent and exciting thriller, tautly written with few words wasted, and one that keeps one's interest although an increasing suspension of disbelief is required towards the end. The author sets its Glasgow credentials well with location detail. The characters are generally well formed although I can't say I warmed to Logan Finch. What I did find disappointing was the lack of any feeling of what life in a Glasgow law firm is really like (pretty boring if the truth be told but some of that could be portrayed to counter the excitement of the situation Logan finds himself in). I also found the relationship between Logan and his boss unrealistic (no associate talks to his supervising partner in that manner, surely?), as was the portrayal of corporate business meetings and the behaviour of the female police officer. The 'international' elements, while clearly aimed at overseas sales also detracted from the Glasgow setting and in one sense seemed something of a sell-out - most dodgy businessmen a Glasgow lawyer encounters come from no further east than Barlanark, and the last ex-special forces close protection operative I met came from Kilmarnock (as, I believe, does Gary Moffat). In summary I'd commend this as an exciting if undemanding read, but for a legal thriller which says something about life as an associate in a big law firm try John Grisham's 'The Associate' (better than most reviews would have you believe) or Phillip Margolin's, erm, 'The Associate'.