The Red Road: A Novel

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Little, Brown, Feb 25, 2014 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Alex Morrow faces her toughest opponents yet in this brilliant new thriller about criminals, consequences, and convictions.

Police detective Alex Morrow has met plenty of unsavory characters in her line of work, but arms dealer Mark Lynch ranks among the most brutal and damaged of the criminals she's known. Morrow is serving as a witness in Lynch's trial, where the case hinges on his fingerprints found on the guns he sells.

When the investigation leads to a privileged Scottish lawyer who's expecting to be assassinated after a money laundering scheme goes bad, and a woman who's spying on the people who put her in jail, Morrow has her hands full. And that's before she even gets to her family issues.

THE RED ROAD is a thrilling new novel from a masterful writer, proving once again that "If you don't love Denise Mina, you don't love crime fiction." (Val McDermid)

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I wanted so badly for a fairy tale ending for her. - Goodreads
Good writing, good pacing, good characters. - Goodreads
Summary: a so-so book from a great writer. - Goodreads
She is a great writer, without the "mystery" qualifier. - Goodreads
The Red Road" is all about the plot. - Goodreads
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Review: The Red Road (Alex Morrow #4)

User Review  - Barbara - Goodreads

This Scottish mystery begins in 1997, on the night Princess Diana died. Fourteen-year-old Rose Wilson is out with her pimp Sammy who regularly rents her out to groups of older men. On that fateful ... Read full review

Review: The Red Road (Alex Morrow #4)

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RATING: 3.5 Rose Wilson was prostituted at a young age. After she is involved in a homicide, an attorney named Julius McMillan takes her under his wing and out from under her sordid life. She becomes ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Denise Mina is the author of Gods and Beasts, The End of the Wasp Season, Still Midnight, Slip of the Knife, The Dead Hour, Field of Blood, Deception, and the Garnethill trilogy, the first installment of which won her the John Creasey Memorial Prize for best first crime novel. She also writes for the popular graphic novel series Hellblazer. Mina lives in Glasgow.

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