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  - Booktrovert - LibraryThing

i really enjoyed mina's first book in this series, The End of the Wasp Season. but this book, #3 in the series, didn't work very well for me as i found it disjointed and clunky. i quite like the ... Read full review

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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

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About the author (2013)

Denise Mina is the author of the novels The Red Road, Gods and Beasts, The End of the Wasp Season, Still Midnight, Slip of the Knife, The Dead Hour, The Field of Blood, Deception and the Garnethill Trilogy, the first installment of which won her the John Creasey Memorial Award for best first crime novel. Mina has twice received the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. She lives in Glasglow.

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