The Last Witness

The Last Witness

A Detective Daley Thriller

Book - 2015
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James Machie was a man with a genius for violence, his criminal empire spreading beyond Glasgow into the UK and mainland Europe. Fortunately, James Machie is dead, assassinated in the back of a prison ambulance following his trial and conviction.But now, five years later, he is apparently back from the grave, set on avenging himself on those who brought him down. Top of his list is his previous associate, Frank MacDougall, who unbeknownst to D.C.I. Jim Daley, is living under protection on his lochside patch, the small Scottish town of Kinloch. Daley knows that, having been the key to Machie’s conviction, his old friend and colleague D.S. Scott is almost as big a target. And nothing, not even death, has ever stood in James Machie’s way .
From an authentic, gritty new voice in Scottish thrillers comes Detective James Daley, whose past has come back to haunt him in the small Scottish town of Kinloch

Baker & Taylor
When the believed-dead leader of a Glasgow criminal empire reveals that he is still alive and is seeking revenge on those responsible for his downfall five years earlier, detective James Daley learns that two close associates are at the top of the violent killer's hit list.

Baker
& Taylor

"James Machie was a man with a genius for violence, his criminal empire spreading beyond Glasgow into England and mainland Europe. Fortunately, James Machie is dead, assassinated in the back of a prison ambulance following his trial and subsequent conviction. But now, five years later, he is apparently back from the grave, set on avenging himself on those who brought him down. At the top of his list is his previous associate, Frank MacDougall, who, unbeknownst to Detective Chief Inspector Jim Daley, is living under protection on his lochside patch of land in the small Scottish town of Kinloch. Having been the key to Machie's conviction, Detective Daley also knows that his old friend and colleague D. S. Scott is almost as big a target. And nothing, not even death, has ever stood in James Machie's way'--

Publisher: New York : Pegasus Crime, 2015
Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781605989181
1605989185
Branch Call Number: Mystery Mey
Characteristics: 314 p. ; 24 cm

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mhiltbrunn
Jul 02, 2017

Quite good detective story, lots of action and suspense. The slang may be a bit off putting for some people, but for anyone from or with connections to Scotland it's great! NOT set in Glasgow, by the way, but a small town on the west coast; it has a ficticious name, but it's Campbeltown, Argyll.

martins_mom Feb 11, 2016

Gritty police procedural set in Glasgow. This will be enjoyed by readers of Ian Rankin.

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Jan 04, 2016

wsj dec 26 2015

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