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From the award-winning author comes a much-anticipated sequel to the Scottish Crime Book of the Year The Quaker

Glasgow 1975

A deadly fire
An arson attack on a Glasgow warehouse causes the deaths of a young mother and child.
Police suspect it’s the latest act in a brutal gang warfare that’s tearing the city apart – one that DI Duncan McCormack has been tasked with stopping.

A brutal murder
Five years ago he was walking on water as the cop who tracked down a notorious serial killer.  But he made powerful enemies and when a mutilated body is found in a Tradeston slum,
McCormack is assigned a case that no one wants. The dead man is wearing a masonic ring, though, and Duncan realizes the victim is not the down-and-out his boss had first assumed.

A catastrophic explosion
As McCormack looks into both crimes, the investigations are disrupted by a shocking event.
A bomb rips through a pub packed with people – and a cop is killed in the blast.  The cases are stacking up and with one of his own unit now dead, McCormack is in the firing line.

But he’s starting to see a thread – one that connects all three attacks…

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Praise for Liam McIlvanney:

‘Gripping, twisted, and bristling with atmosphere and memorable characters, The Heretic cements Liam’s position as a crime writer at the top of his game.’ Stuart MacBride

‘Liam McIlvanney’s The Heretic, his forthcoming sequel to his prize-winning The Quaker, is equally big, equally bold, even more impressive.’ Mick Herron

‘An absolutely brilliant follow-up to The Quaker.  McIlvanney is an enormous talent and his writing brims with compassion, lyricism and good old-fashioned thrills.’ Adrian McKinty

’As soon as I finished it, I looked forward to reading it again. Not only did I love the evocative recreation of Glasgow but the characters created were refreshing and surprising.’ Susan Calman

‘Every aspect of The Quaker is superb’ Washington Post

‘A vivid portrayal of a city’ Sun

‘A totally gripping murder mystery, thought provoking but thoroughly entertaining’ NB Magazine

‘Pacy, inventive, assured – and authentic … a story of brilliantly crafted shifts of plot and pace … McIlvanney is a writer with unfolding, developing and substantial gifts’ The Herald

‘Skilfully dovetailed … atmospheric … a solidly crafted and satisfying detective story’ Laura Wilson, Guardian

‘An absolute master of Tartan noir … the corruption of the late Sixties is splendidly evoked, as is DI Duncan McCormack’ Daily Mail

‘Atmospheric and arresting, The Quaker reveals 1960s Glasgow in all its lurid shades’ Val McDermid

‘This is a terrific novel, dark, powerful and beautifully written. I finished it a while ago, but I’m still haunted by the characters and the place’ Ann Cleeves

‘The Quaker is one of my favourite reads of the year. A powerhouse of a book with Liam McIlvanney’s full lyrical powers on display. Loved it’ Steve Cavanagh

‘An authentic, atmospheric and ambitious debut’ Val McDermid

‘Gripping, unflinching … a powerful tale’ Scotland on Sunday

About the Author

Liam McIlvanney was born in Scotland and studied at the universities of Glasgow and Oxford. He has written for numerous publications, including the London Review of Books and the Times Literary Supplement. His first book, Burns the Radical, won the Saltire First Book Award, and his most recent, Where the Dead Men Go, won the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel. He is Stuart Professor of Scottish Studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He lives in Dunedin with his wife and four sons.

Author can be found online at: http://liammcilvanney.com/

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Weight600 g
Dimensions24 × 18 × 5 cm
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