It isn't always easy to walk away from a job, and it's practically impossible when you're in the murder business; hitman Calum MacLean is making careful plans to ensure that he gets out alive, in this conclusion to Malcolm Mackay's Glasgow Trilogy, following the 2013 Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year How a Gunman Says Goodbye. The city's biggest criminal organizations are gearing up for a major confrontation, putting MacLean in the middle, and meanwhile Detective Michael Fisher is on MacLean's trail, hoping to close out the case of a lifetime.
"[Mackay's] Glasgow Trilogy is classic.... The subject is organized crime, but it's the author's blunt eloquence that matters. Don't pick up a Mackay book unless you've got spare time. They're habit-forming."—New York Times
"It's been a long time since so many pages went by so fast.... Mackay is a natural storyteller [with] a voice to which we're happy to surrender. Surprisingly rewarding ... a thriller trilogy that thrills. "—Washington Post