Bitter Water

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Atlantic Books, Limited, 2012 - Detective and mystery stories - 360 pages
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Summer in Glasgow. When the tarmac bubbles, and the tenement windows bounce back the light. When lust boils up and tempers fray. When suddenly, it's bring out your dead. Glasgow’s melting. The temperature is rising and so is the murder rate. Douglas Brodie, ex-policeman, ex-soldier and the newest reporter on the Glasgow Gazette, has no shortage of material for his column. But even Brodie balks at his latest subject – a rapist who has been tarred and feathered by a balaclava-clad group. Brodie soon discovers a link between this horrific act and a series of brutal beatings. As violence spreads and the bodies pile up, Brodie and advocate Samantha Campbell are entangled in a web of deception and savagery. Brodie is swamped with stories for the Gazette. But how long before he and Sam become the headline.

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User Review  - johnwbeha - LibraryThing

A good second novel in the series; but it struggles with pacing. I like the lead characters and I will go on to #3, because I want to know what happens to them; not a feeling I had after the first ... Read full review

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User Review  - smik - LibraryThing

#2 in the Douglas Brodie series takes place a couple of years after the first. The years following World War II are not the golden days everyone had hoped for. Large areas of Glasgow are scheduled for ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Gordon Ferris is an ex-techy in the Ministry of Defence and an ex-partner in one of the Big Four accountancy firms. Maybe that's where he gets his interest in spies and crooks. He writes about the important things in life: conflicted heroes and headstring women embroiled in tangled tales of life, love and death. He is the author of the No. 1 bestselling eBook

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