All That’s Dead, Stuart MacBride

All That’s Dead opening line: The study cupped itself around him like a hand around a match, guarding the flame until it can ignite the fuse.

All Thats Dead

My blurb:

Inspector Logan McRae wanted his return to work to be simple and easy. He was not looking for a case that would be hard to solve. Or one that was gruesome. But, you do not always get what you want in life. Which is a lesson that not only McRae must learn. He is up against it from the get go, with a missing person. And this person is not well liked. But Logan must push aside all he hears about this man and find him, before it is too late.

All That’s Dead

Scream all you want, no one can hear…

Inspector Logan McRae is looking forward to a nice simple case – something to ease him back into work after a year off on the sick. But the powers-that-be have other ideas…

The high-profile anti-independence campaigner, Professor Wilson, has gone missing, leaving nothing but bloodstains behind. There’s a war brewing between the factions for and against Scottish Nationalism. Infighting in the police ranks. And it’s all playing out in the merciless glare of the media. Logan’s superiors want results, and they want them now.

Someone out there is trying to make a point, and they’re making it in blood. If Logan can’t stop them, it won’t just be his career that dies.

My verdict:

In a world where nationalism is becoming key, this book is alarming. There are home truths underpinning this novel. A good read and well written storyline.

Publishing information:

ISBN 9780008208271

Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Jonathan Ball Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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