The Last Witness
A D.C.I. Daley Thriller (Book 2) – SOON TO BE A MAJOR TV SERIES
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.
D.C.I Daley books in order
- 1. Whisky from Small Glasses
- 2. The Last Witness
- 3. Dark Suits and Sad Songs
- 4. The Rat Stone Serenade
- 5. Well of the Winds
- 6. The Relentless Tide
- 7. A Breath on Dying Embers
- 8. Jeremiah’s Bell
- 9. For Any Other Truth
- 10. The Death of Remembrance
Plus…. One Last Dram Before Midnight – The Complete D.C.I. Daley short stories
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: Polygon (an imprint of Birlinn Limited)
: 3 July 2013
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'Universal truths . . . an unbuttoned sense of humour . . . Engaging and eventful'
– The Wall Street Journal
‘The Last Witness has an excellent trait that is essential to all crime stories: that is wonderful, affable and realistic protagonists’
– Dundee University Review of the Arts
'The right amount of authenticity ... gritty writing ... most memorable’
– The Herald
‘Has the ability to give even the least important person in the plot character and the skill to tell an good tale’
– Scots Magazine
‘Touches of dark humour, multi-layered and compelling’
– Daily Record
Sure-footed ... A must read!
– The Book Reporter
'A compelling lead and a satisfyingly twisted plot'
– Publishers Weekly
'Striking characters and shifting plots vibrate with energy'
– The Library Journal
‘A cracking, tenacious thriller of a read… this is a compelling and impressive novel’
– LoveReading (A Maxim Jakubowski selected title)
‘Detective Chief Inspector James Daley adds his name to the memorable protagonists of Scottish crime fiction’