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How a Gunman Says Goodbye (The Glasgow Trilogy #2)

Trade Paperback, 4/21/15

ISBN 9780316337335

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One of Boston Globe‘s Best Books of 2015!

Frank MacLeod was the best at what he does. Thoughtful. Efficient. Ruthless. But with his health failing him, how long before he’s no longer of use to his employers?

A new job. A target. But something is about to go horribly wrong. And up-and-coming hitman Calum MacLean will be called upon to pick up the pieces.

Most gunmen say goodbye to the world with a bang. Frank’s still here. No longer in his prime, certainly. But with decades of experience at the top of his profession, underestimating such a man could prove to be deadly.

A new job. A target. A chance to prove he’s still got what it takes. But something is about to go horribly wrong. And up-and-coming hit man Calum MacLean will be called upon to pick up the pieces.

Malcolm Mackay’s Glasgow Trilogy has been nominated for several international prizes. The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter was short-listed for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award and the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award and long-listed for the CWA Steel Dagger Book of the Year Award. How a Gunman Says Goodbye won the Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award. Mackay was born in Stornoway on Scotland’s Isle of Lewis, where he still lives.

“Brutal but elegantly constructed” —New York Times Book Review

“A thriller trilogy that thrills . . . It’s been a long time since so many pages went by so fast.” —Washington Post

“You know how among all the kids acting tough at school there is one that stands out, the only one who convinces? Malcolm Mackay is that man.” —Crime Time

“Gripping and surprisingly poignant . . . Frank and Calum are brutal criminals, but Mackay never robs the characters of their humanity.” —Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Mackay is a true original, managing to conjure up a gripping new way of portraying city-noir.” —Michael Berlins, The Times (UK)