Gods And Beasts

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HarperCollins, Feb 26, 2013 - Fiction - 304 pages
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In a Glasgow post office one week before Christmas, Martin Pavel cowers on the floor, his eyes locked on those of a terrified child. Above them, a masked gunman wields an AK-47 while the boy’s grandfather calmly volunteers to help the robber gather the money. Then the old man stands passively, hands by his sides, as the gunman raises the barrel and shoots him to shreds.

Recently returned to work after the birth of her twins, detective Alex Morrow is called in to head the investigation. Why did the grandfather offer his help? Was it a moment of madness, a noble act of self-sacrifice, or did the old man and his killer share a dark past?

Morrow’s enquiries bring her to the door of Kenny Gallagher, a politician fighting for his political life—and his marriage—after being publicly accused of having an affair with a young employee. And unknown to Morrow, a temptation too great to resist leads two of her detective colleagues to make a rash decision that will leave them at the mercy of a ruthless blackmailer.

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User Review  - idiotgirl - LibraryThing

A very understated "thriller." A number of threads. None of them come together in some kind of shoot out. High-energy, trhilling end. But they do come together and settle in a chilling way. Some of ... Read full review

Review: Gods and Beasts (Alex Morrow #3)

User Review  - Jeni - Goodreads

I continue to love this series. In this one, police corruption is involved, and like that everyone on the staff is susceptible--the author didn't introduce new characters to be corrupted, leaving the ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

DENISE MINA was born in Glasgow. While teaching criminology and criminal law at the University of Strathclyde in the 1990s and conducting PhD research on female criminals and mental illness, she wrote her first novel, Garnethill, which won the Crime Writers’ Association John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger. She has since written eight novels, including, most recently, The End of the Wasp Season. Her novel The Field of Blood was made into a 2011 BBC drama series. Visit Denise online at www.denisemina.co.uk.

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