“[Mackay’s] Glasgow Trilogy is classic . . . The subject is organized crime, but it’s the author’s blunt eloquence that matters. Don’t pick up a Mackay book unless you’ve got spare time. They’re habit-forming.” —New York Times
Nate Colgan: a violent man; “smart muscle” for the Jamieson organization. Someone to be afraid of.
But now, with its most powerful individuals either dead or behind bars, things within the Jamieson organization are beginning to shift. When Nate, long working on the fringes of the business, is reluctantly appointed its new “security consultant,” he can little imagine how things are about to unravel…
It begins with an execution, a message; and soon the various factions within the organization are sent into chaos. But out of the confusion comes one clear fact: a new group has arrived in Glasgow, and in their quest for power they are prepared to ignite a war. But who is behind the group? And why has the calculating Zara Cope—the mother of Nate’s child—suddenly appeared back in town?
Meanwhile DI Fisher, buoyed by his recent successes in finally jailing some of the city’s most notorious criminals, is prowling on the edges of these latest battles, looking for his chance to strike before all hell breaks loose…
A dark and thrilling Glasgow crime drama from the award-winning author, in Every Night I Dream of Hell Malcolm Mackay takes us deep into a world of violence, fear and double-crossing that grips until the final page has been turned.
Malcolm Mackay‘s Glasgow Trilogy has been nominated for several international prizes. The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter was shortlisted for the Edgar Awards’ Best Paperback Original, the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger, and the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel 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.
“The [Glasgow] trilogy was a bravura performance, and one had every reason to expect that Mackay would do more with such rich material. That expectation has now been met, and rousingly so.” —Washington Post
“We can’t get enough of this morally complex antihero. . . . It is a joy to wallow in the muck with Mackay, who writes in a bold style that reflects confidence rather than bravado, occasionally breaking up the tension with a wry joke.” —New York Times Book Review
“Contemporary noir doesn’t boast a more elegant stylist than Mackay. Even in evoking a world of scuzziness, he makes the lure of redemption sing.” —Chicago Tribune
“A dark read, complex but satisfying, and all the more real for it. . . . I frankly cannot imagine a situation where anyone picking up the novel would not want to immediately dive into Mackay’s past work, which is its own fully realized dark criminal universe.” —Book Reporter