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The Hurting: The Glasgow Terror [Kindle Edition]

RJ Mitchell , R.J. Mitchell
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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The Hurting: The Glasgow Terror' finds Gus Thoroughgood recovering from injuries received in his adventures in 'Parallel Lines: The Glasgow Supremacy' and wondering whether to continue his career in the Glasgow Police force. Having handed in his resignation, he finds himself rejoining the force under duress on leaving the police convalescence home, Castlebrae. Thoroughgood and Hardie find themselves embroiled in a world of terrorism, shaking the foundations of the city they love. Terrorist attacks in and around Glasgow see the duo return to action, working with MI5 in a race against time to discover the source of these attacks. The second installment in a planned series of crime novels by R.J. Mitchell following the fortunes of DS Thoroughgood and DC Hardie, ' The Hurting: The Glasgow Terror' is a fast-paced, rollercoaster ride through Glasgow's seedy underworld and that of international terrorism.

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"The Hurting: The Glasgow Terror takes all the elements of RJ Mitchell's debut novel, Parallel Lines: The Glasgow Supremacy, and places them on a bigger stage. The stakes are higher and the action scenes more thrilling, as the story expands out from personal vendetta to global terrorism: if you put a Glasgow cop with a death wish up against suicide bombers, you can be sure that sparks will fly. As the body count soars and DS Gus Thoroughgood takes repeated beatings that would have Jason Bourne crying for a time out, Mitchell is careful to root his fictional creations in factual reality of the city of Glasgow. The locations ring true even as characters and scenarios take on violent and exaggerated twists, with the result that this is a timely addition to the Tartan Noir genre." ALAN MORRISON, Group Arts Editor, Herald & Times

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R.J. Mitchell graduated from Glasgow University in July 1989 with a master's degree in Medieval History before joining Strathclyde Police Service later that year. After 12 years of police service, he started a new career as a sports journalist. He is currently a sportswriter with the Glasgow Evening Times. 'Parallel Lines: The Glasgow Supremacy' was his first novel based loosely on the author's experiences and centering on the life and times of DS Gus Thoroughgood and DC Kenny Hardie.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Requires a certain suspension of disbelief 25 Nov. 2013
By Elaine Tomasso TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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Terrorism is not a subject which greatly interests me but having read the excellent Parallel Lines I thought I'd give this a try. This is a good thriller which kept me up late reading more. It helped, I think, that I know Glasgow and the locations in the book as it added resonance and familiarity to my reading, but this is a bonus. My disbelief comes from the fact that the security services knew nothing of the Glasgow cell - that's not going to happen in this day and age but this is fiction so why let reality get in the way of a good story? I like the characters, plotting and setting so I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.
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By metochi
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This could have been a reasonable read. The plot was generally good but, as has been said already, some aspects were a bit unbelievable.. However as it went on the characters and dialogue sounded increasingly like those that might appear in a book written in the 1940's/50's resulting in being totally unbelievable. I stuck with it to the end but it would not make me want to read anything else by this author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 2nd one and it just gets better 1 Mar. 2014
By Annie
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Just finished the second in the thorogood series. Even better than the first, and that's going some. Griping read, look forward to the third and hopefully some more after that
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Not having read the first book in the series, I didn't quite know what go expect. My initial reaction was that in the first few chapters it is written in places. Later it picks up and continues to move at a fast pace. Characterisation of main and secondary protagonists is a bit weak in places, and overall this book fast paced but does little to add to the tartan noir cadre. I won't be reading any others in this series if and when they emerge
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compulsive reading. 31 Jan. 2014
By sandieG
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The story line I found disturbing as the could possibly occur but it is a can't put down story.Although not all together correct on some of the story it is only a novel and it is excellent the way it was put together.I did enjoy it as couldn't put it down as I'm sure most people who read it will agree.a new comer to his books but have enjoyed all of them.this book won't disappoint.
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The second outing for Thoroughgood and Hardie. A fast paced tale but the plot is a bit obvious. The baddies get their just desserts as expected but Vanessa Velvet is a pain in the butt. She should have been quietly left behind at the end of the story but regrettably she's back in part three as a filler. The banter between the two cops is up to the mark again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Hurting by RJ Mitchell 3 April 2013
By Eddie
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Well written novel. Part of the ending was guessable (a feel good factor), but it still had an interesting twist in the tale. Liked the fact that, being a Glaswegian, I could easily identify the locations. Recommend "Parallel Lines" by the same author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars recommended 29 April 2014
By jenster
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Powerfull page turner. Very descriptive, gripping novel... Would recommend this book and would like to see more by this author
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is it!
A superb crime to read.... Hooked already & onto the best one which seems to be even better if that's at all possible!
Published 1 month ago by Celia S.
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Kept you reading and not wanting to put the book down
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Published 10 months ago by margaret fraser
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Good all round story about the raw face of crime.
definately worth a read.
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Published 11 months ago by jim hole
1.0 out of 5 stars Not one of the best
Not a lot of credibility in this book I thought. All blood and guts and no cohesion in the story.
Parallel Lines was a bit believable but not this. Read more
Published 12 months ago by paradse bhoy
4.0 out of 5 stars The Hurting
Slightly different slant on a detective story. Well written. Interesting read.
Fair bit of Scottish slang.
Published 12 months ago by Ladyofleisure
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
Enjoyed reading this ,new author to me and liked the Glasgow theme. Hope his future writing is as good as this.
Published 13 months ago by jim mcdowall
2.0 out of 5 stars SORDID BOOK
THIS BOOK SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED. IT COULD WELL STIR ACTS IN A DYSFUNCTIONAL PERSON
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