'Another brilliantly sharp, witty and tough take on a hard city at a hard time ... a former cop, Russell is Britain's rising crime-writing star' Daily Mirror.
'Through his humorous lens, time and place become razor-sharp ... The lightness of touch is a breath of fresh air in this most crowded of genres ... This is tartan neo-noir at its most entertaining' Sunday Herald.
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Glasgow in the 1950s - not somewhere you'd choose to be unless you were born to it. Yet our man Lennox, a private investigator, finds it oddly congenial. The war has been over for nearly a decade though sometimes you might wonder, so fierce is the battle for power and control of the city's streets. Lennox is a man precariously balanced between the law and those who break it. It is a dangerous place where only the toughest and most ruthless survive. Glasgow bookie and greyhound breeder, Jimmy 'Small Change' MacFarlane, runs one of the biggest operations at Shawfield Stadium, Glasgow's dog track. When MacFarlane is found bludgeoned to death with a bronze statue of Danny Boy, his best racer, Lennox has a solid gold alibi - he had spent the night with MacFarlane's daughter. Lennox is quickly drawn into hunting MacFarlane's killer, and discovers that the dirty business of dog racing was not the half of it. 'Small Change' was into some seriously dodgy stuff. What's more, crime boss Willie Sneddon, one of Glasgow's notorious Three Kings, is clearly involved and he's not a man Lennox wants to cross. But somewhere out there in the shadows lurks a really big player, an elusive villain who makes the Three Kings look like minnows. And Lennox is the only man who can track him down...
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