- Expected 25 Mar 2021
***THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES***
'Immensely exciting and atmospheric' ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH
'Move over Rebus' Daily Mail
'Exciting, pacy, authentic' ANGELA MARSONS
'Convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing' The Times
Your favourite Scottish detective is back with a brand new case, one that threatens to destroy everything.
Inspector Daniel Kohi of the Zimbabwean police force returns home one night to find his worst nightmare has been realised. His family dead, his house destroyed, and in fear for his life, he is forced to flee the country he loves.
Far away in Glasgow, DSI William Lorimer has his hands full. Christmas is approaching, the city is bustling, and whilst the homicide rate has been relatively low, something much darker is brewing. Counter-Terrorism have got wind of a plot, here in Lorimer's native city, to carry out an unspeakable atrocity on Christmas Eve. They need someone with local knowledge to help them root it out and who better than the head of the Scottish Major Incidents Team.
But the investigation is complicated by a spate of local murders, and by the rumours that someone is passing information to criminal organisations from inside the police force. Soon Lorimer finds himself in desperate need of assistance. Then he meets an extraordinary man - a refugee from Zimbabwe whose investigative skills are a match for Lorimer's own . . .
Readers love Alex Gray
'Alex Gray's great crime fiction series is one you can pick up at any stage and not feel lost . . complex, intriguing, tense'
'A fast-paced thriller with lots of twists and turns'
'This series just gets better and better and everything still feels fresh. Highly recommended'
'Lorimer is without doubt my favourite detective'
'I have read every book in the series and each one has been a pleasure.'
'Alex Gray is a master storyteller'