My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I enjoyed this book because it was set just after the end of the Second World War so there was no modern technology such as mobile phones. This meant that if someone was in danger they couldn’t just phone someone for help or let anyone know where they were.
It begins with a condemned man calling a friend, Brodie, for help after he is found guilty of murdering a child in Glasgow. Brodie helps his friend’s lawyer with his appeal but is drawn into the seedy Glasgow underworld. witnesses disappear and then the lawyer is kidnapped and he has to try to find her.
This was a gritty book, and I would read more by the author. It flowed well and I read it in about 3 sittings.
The only occasional problem I had was with some of the colloquial language, I didn’t know what some of the Glaswegian slang meant!