Dying Light

Dying Light

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Detective Sergeant Logan MacRae has been bumped to D.I. Roberta Steel's Screw-up Squad after a raid he led on a warehouse rumored to be full of stolen property ended with no arrests and one officer critically injured. The backstabbing, limelight-stealing, laziest D.I. on Aberdeen's police force, Steel's team is made up of the no-hopers, the most worthless or inexperienced members of the homicide department, and Logan will do anything to prove he doesn't belong there. Including working overtime on two baffling cases: the murder by arson of six people, and the beating to death of a prostitute down by the docks, not a high priority compared to the fire. At least not until another prostitute ends up dead.
Although both cases seem simple on the surface---turns out the fire's victims are part of a drug dealer's inner circle, and what fate is to be expected for working girls in Aberdeen's red-light district? --- in Stuart MacBride's hands, what's going on in this rainy Scottish city is bound to be much more complicated than it appears. A detailed authenticity combines with a dark Scottish sense of humor and a lively cast of characters in MacBride's unputdownable second novel, confirming his status as a rising star of crime fiction.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2006.
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Minotaur ed.
ISBN: 9780312339975
0312339976
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 424 p. ; 25 cm.

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maipenrai
Nov 28, 2016

(The second book in the Logan McRae series)

Exo Apr 05, 2012

This is a good book, but only if you like the way Stuart MacBride tells stories. It's a little different from the usual story structure(story build up, difficulties, climax, etc), so avoid if you don't like stuff like that.
I like these books because they're improbable(think Criminal Minds, but slightly less twisted) but still realistically portrayed, and believable.
One of the best points is definitely characterization. MacBride really knows how to craft a realistic character, DI Steel and DI Insch are stellar examples of this, as is the main character, Logan McRae.
This is the third book by this author that I've read, and as usual, I enjoyed it. It isn't the best book EVER, but I find them to be worth the time. Give Cold Granite a chance. If you like that one, you'll like the rest of his books too.

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stewstealth
Mar 27, 2012

Fast paced mystery. No serious plot holes even though it is incredulous- Worth reading if you enjoy the genre.

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