***THE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING DETECTIVE SERIES***
'One of the best is Alex Gray' Literary Review
'Intensely exciting and atmospheric' Alexander McCall Smith
'Move over Rebus' Daily Mirror
When the dead body of a man is fished out of Glasgow's River Clyde the morning after an office celebration, it looks like a case of accidental death. An anonymous telephone call and a forensic toxicology test, however, give DCI Lorimer reason to think otherwise. Probing deeper into the life and business of the deceased accountant, Duncan Forbes, a seemingly upright member of the community, Lorimer find only yet more unanswered questions. What is the secret his widow seems to be concealing? Is there any reason to think that the international accountancy firm was facing financial difficulties? What has become of the dead man's protege who has disappeared in New York? And when the firm's human resources manager is found dead in her riverside flat these questions become only more complex -- not to mention more disturbing.
And Lorimer is having to cope not only with deceptions devised to hide the facts, but also with suspicions from those far closer to home . . .
Whether you've read them all, or whether you're coming to Alex Gray's highly acclaimed Lorimer series for the very first time, this is the perfect, page-turning winter read if you love Ann Cleeves, Val McDermid or Ian Rankin.
***PRAISE FOR ALEX GRAY***
'Convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing' The Times
'Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Rankin evokes Edinburgh' Daily Mail
'Exciting, pacy, authentic' Angela Marsons
'Sums up everything that is golden and enthralling about a good book' Fully Booked
First published in the U.K. in 2007, Gray's solid fourth book featuring Det. Chief Insp. William Lorimer (after 2005's Shadows of Sounds) finds the Glasgow detective investigating the drowning death of Duncan Forbes, a partner in the prestigious accounting firm Forbes Macgregor, who surfaces in the river Clyde. Gray's narrative makes it obvious that something is wrong at Forbes Macgregor as the remaining four managing partners attempt to deal with the crisis. Police efforts are further fueled by the disappearance of one of the firm's rising stars and the death of another key employee. Psychologist and profiler Solomon Brightman adds his expertise, while Lorimer struggles to get a grip on the partners' personalities and actions. Patient police work uncovers some surprising links to other crimes. Gray's series should appeal to fans of both procedurals and psychological dissections of crimes.