Halfhead

Halfhead

Paperback - 2010
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Terrifying serial killer thriller set in the gritty Glasgow of the near future, from the bestselling author of the Logan McRae series.

There are worse things than the death penalty...

They call them halfheads: convicted criminals, surgically mutilated and lobotomized by the State, then sent out to do menial jobs in the community so everyone will know what happens when you break the law. There are no appeals, no reprieves, and no one ever comes back. Until now.

Dr Fiona Westfield, one of the most prolific serial killers Glasgow has ever seen, is waking up. Surrounded by blood and death and darkness.

William Hunter has risen through the ranks since putting Westfield away; now he's Assistant Network Director, in charge of police actions. But a routine murder investigation is about to embroil him in an appalling conspiracy.

The vast connurb blocks on Glasgow's deprived south side are ready to explode. Eleven years ago the VR riots killed millions - now someone wants to start them all over again. And Will is being dragged back into a past he desperately wants to forget...

Publisher: London : Harper Voyager, 2010, c2009.
Edition: Pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780007349265
0007349262
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 376 p. ; 20 cm.

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stewstealth
Jun 04, 2012

A futuristic detective story. A quick and enjoyable read. A good escapism novel. For those familiar with the author this novel does not have the same level of macabre humor as his other detective fiction.

Exo Mar 05, 2012

I really enjoyed this book. The story line is very good, and the author merges very smoothly from perspective to perspective. At the same time, it felt as if this book was more about fleshing out the setting of the world this book is set in than the actual story, which I personally really enjoyed.
Although this book is very gory, the author never went overboard with it. He only mentioned enough for the reader to get the picture. I loved the voices of the characters and the realistic progression of the plot. This is an excellent book, but do not read if gore and violence bother you.

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