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Macleod's Law, a Scottish Thriller [Kindle Edition]

Roddy Smith
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Scottish thriller involving the mysterious disappearance of a Freeforester (deer poacher) on a Scottish estate, the privacy of which is ruthlessly protected by the ‘Judge’.

MacLeod attempts to find his friend and narrowly survives an assassination attempt. The estate is a safe harbour for a number of crimes including drug distribution. The ‘Judge’ sends members of staff to an outdoor centre to develop kayaking and mountaineering skills to enable drug collection from ships and ensure its safe passage through the mountains.

Murder, merciless pursuit and MacLeod’s desire for revenge plunge the action through the raging and turbulent rapids of the River Spean to the treacherous ice-veneered cliffs of Ben Nevis.

Hunter becomes hunted - outcomes are as unpredictable as the tenuous contacts on ice-coated cliffs and as tortuous and troubled as the foaming river rapids.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 462 KB
  • Print Length: 235 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1906602182
  • Publisher: eBooks-UK (20 Oct. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005Y0EXGI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #406,019 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, couldn't put it down 18 Mar. 2012
Having just finished this book, I was surprised to read the negative feedback. I completely disagree with those comments.

It was a thrilling read once you got into it, with many unexpected twists and turns that kept you gripped right to the very end. It was apparent the author had in-depth of knowledge of freeforestry, kayaking and many outdoor activities, which simply added to the reading pleasure.

I would certainly recommend this novel to anybody considering it. I for one am hoping for a sequel.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
If you have ever lived in a small Highland community you will feel right at home from the first word. However, this book has world wide appeal.

Smith has quite an eye for detail, the little quirks of Highland life and more importantly the folk who reside within these communities and the relationships between them. He has pinpoint accuracy when it comes to the attitudes and approaches to life his characters display towards "Freeforestry" in particular.
When things take a very dark and sinister turn, you are rocked to the very core by the drastic turn of events; Macleod acts in a way that most of us wish we could get away with, should we have the misfortune to find ourselves in his predicament.

I was gripped from beginning to end by this tale of revenge, justice, love and murder most horrid. The ingenuity "Macleod" employs throughout this novel is astounding to say the least.

If you like your stories to have many a twist and turn Macleod's Law will not disappoint. I for one am very much looking forward to a possible follow up.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Scottish thriller! 29 April 2013
An engrossing read with changes in pace plus interesting twists and turns that see the hero's role change from potential victim to executioner. I'm informed that the author worked as an outdoor pursuits instructor and that many of the adventures draw on his personal experiences giving authenticity and immediacy to the unfolding dramas which are so well described that even readers with no experience of outdoor activities become involved. 'MacLeod's Law' combines the inherent risk in serious outdoor activities with that fashioned by human design as fact and fiction intertwine to create a Scottish thriller that would make an excellent film.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars macleods law 25 Jun. 2013
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Having been brought up in the Highlands and experienced life in a small crofting community it was a pleasure to be taken back to childhood through the pages of Macleod's Law. The descriptions of scenery were so vivid that I could imagine myself there whether crawling through the hill or at the lodge.The sense of community and Highland character were accurately depicted, again bringing back fond memories. The changing pace of the story kept me gripped and turning the pages as I wanted to find out how Mcleod thwarted his enemies against the odds.Sequel please and it would make a great action film showing brilliant West coast scenery!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant read 28 Mar. 2012
By Agnes
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Having heard by word of mouth how good this book was I just had to read it. Everything I heard was true - an exciting adventure, obviously written by someone who knows what they are talking about - almost a text book as having read it, I now know far more about stalking, kayaking, climbing etc. I hope that we haven't too long to wait for a sequel as I can't wait to find out the meaning of Macleod's dream!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 3 May 2013
By Meg
Just finished reading MacLeod's Law - a really exciting book full of adventure with many twists and turns to keep you hooked! Obviously the author has a good knowledge of outdoor pursuits and has spent time in the Highland Hills. He describes the scenery very well and make the characters real. A good read which I would recommend to anyone. Looking forward to the sequel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Macleod's Law 15 Aug. 2013
By bigdug
Format:Kindle Edition
A great read. Could not put it down. Left light on late to see what would happen next. Gripping and exciting-would make a great film. Thrilling action, romance, the outdoors, martial arts, Gaelic, it had it all. My wife read it next and also enjoyed it very much-we do not usually share the same books. Had just climbed CMD in snowy January so this part came alive even more. When does the sequel come out?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Macleod's Law 5 Aug. 2012
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A strong narrative. Well developed characters set in an authentic background. The suspense is maintained throughout the book. A genuine page-turner. When is the next one?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant first novel!
A refreshing and interesting change to the usual suburban backdrops for most crime fiction novels. The combination of detailed descriptive passages and the brutal action sequences... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Daniel Macdonald
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly original and realistic
A novel that embraces Highland traditions with beautifully descriptive pictures of Highland scenery: combine these aspects with high suspense and drama, and you have a story that's... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Environmentalist
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyable
Roddy Smith has created an entertaining storyline which has you gripped from beginning to end. He clearly has an in-depth knowledge of his subject matter which gives the... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Rhobio
5.0 out of 5 stars An Exciting Read
Being from the same town as the author and having only heard positive feedback through word of mouth, I decided to give Macleod's Law a read and I was not disappointed. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Tain-ite
4.0 out of 5 stars Feudal feuds in the glens
For an introductory publication, a good fast moving story against a backdrop which reflects my recollection of Roddy's lifelong natural world interests. Read more
Published on 6 Mar. 2013 by Seoras N. (Eastfield)
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyable read.....
Once I got into the story it was very difficult to put down. After recently being in the area at a wedding it was great to submerge myself in the plot. Read more
Published on 26 Jun. 2012 by Hazelnut
5.0 out of 5 stars A little gem.Couldn't put it down.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading MacLeod's law in particular the accurate description of the west coast where I have spent many days on the hill pursuing there very interests. Read more
Published on 6 May 2012 by fellow freeforester
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
Totally agree with the other 5 star reviews, a very entertaining book which I read in a day as I couldn't put it down once I had started, roll on the sequel.
Published on 21 April 2012 by Mr. Michael J. Robson
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