Gods and Beasts: A Novel

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Little, Brown, Feb 26, 2013 - Fiction - 320 pages
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It's the week before Christmas when a lone robber bursts into a busy Glasgow post office carrying an AK-47. An elderly man suddenly hands his young grandson to a stranger and wordlessly helps the gunman fill bags with cash, then carries them to the door. He opens the door and bows his head; the robber fires off the AK-47, tearing the grandfather in two.

DS Alex Morrow arrives on the scene and finds that the alarm system had been disabled before the robbery. Yet upon investigation, none of the employees can be linked to the gunman. And the grandfather-a life-long campaigner for social justice-is above reproach. As Morrow searches for the killer, she discovers a hidden, sinister political network. Soon it is chillingly clear: no corner of the city is safe, and her involvement will go deeper than she could ever have imagined.

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User Review  - Laura400 - LibraryThing

As others are saying, I thought this was a disappointment after her terrific previous novel, the End of the Wasp Season. The only part of Gods and Beasts that was engaging, for me, was the part with ... Read full review

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User Review  - nancyewhite - LibraryThing

This is the third in the Alex Morrow series set in Scotland. The previous two were 4 star reads for me, but this one was just off. Clunky. The mystery heads into politics and organized crime. Given ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Denise Mina is the author of 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 lives in Glasgow.

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