Family ties can hide deep wounds...
Bob Skinner uncovers a trail of evil in Pray for the Dying, Quintin Jardine's gripping crime thriller. Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin and James Oswald.
'Jardine's 23rd Bob Skinner mystery showcases the shrewd and personable Edinburgh cop at his relentless best' - Publishers Weekly
The killing was an expert hit. Three shots through the head, as the lights dimmed at a celebrity concert in Glasgow. A most public crime, and Edinburgh Chief Constable Bob Skinner is right in the centre of the storm, as it breaks over the Strathclyde force.
The shooters are dead too, killed at the scene. But who sent them?
The crisis finds Skinner, his private life shattered by the shocking end of his marriage, taking a step that he had sworn he never would. Tasked by Scotland's First Minister with the investigation of the outrage, he finds himself quickly uncovering some very murky deeds. The trail leads to London, where national issues compromise the hunt. Skinner has to rattle the bars of the most formidable cage in the country, and go head to head with its leading power brokers, a confrontation that seems too much, even for him. Can the Chief solve the most challenging mystery of his career... or will failure end it?
What readers are saying about Pray for the Dying:
'Gripping from the moment I started reading... twists and turns all the way through it that leave you guessing right to the end. Fantastic book'
'A page turner from the first word to the last'
'An intricate plot, very well thought out and executed - enthralling'