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After three years in the wilderness, hardboiled reporter Gerry Conway is back at his desk at the Glasgow Tribune. But three years is a long time on newspapers and things have changed - readers are dwindling, budgets are tightening, and the Trib's once rigorous standards are slipping. Once the paper's star reporter, Conway now plays second fiddle to his former protege, crime reporter Martin Moir.

But when Moir goes AWOL as a big story breaks, Conway is dispatched to cover a gangland shooting. And when Moir's body turns up in a flooded quarry, Conway is drawn deeper into the city's criminal underworld as he looks for the truth about his colleague's death.

Braving the hostility of gangsters, ambitious politicians and his own newspaper bosses, Conway discovers he still has what it takes to break a big story. But this is a story not everyone wants to hear as the city prepares to host the Commonwealth Games and the country gears up for a make-or-break referendum on independence.

This is a pre-read book in good condition. It's a large paperback and the photo shows the actual book you're bidding on.

Incidentally, Liam McIlvanney is a Scot who lectures in "Tartan Noir" at Otago University. This is one of two McIlvanney books I'm listing this week.

Happy bidding and please check out my other listings as I'm always happy to combine items to save you money on postage. Please click here to ask a question
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