By Craig Russell
Human continues to be are recovered from the ground of the River Clyde. no longer an strange prevalence, yet those were napping the deep, darkish sleep for eighteen years. by surprise Glasgow's underworld is humming with the inside track that the dredged up bones belong to Gentleman Joe Strachan, Glasgow's so much winning and ruthless armed robber. while Isa and Violet, Strachan's daughters, rent Lennox to determine who has been sending them huge sums of money every year, at the anniversary of Strachan's such a lot profitable theft, his instincts inform him that this activity spells difficulty and may take him again into the darkish global of the 3 Kings - the crime bosses who run the town. he is taking the activity however. and shortly learns that ignoring his instincts could simply price him his existence. this is often the 3rd awesome mystery that includes shady investigator Lennox as he stalks Glasgow's difficult streets. The Deep darkish Sleep is gritty, fast paced, and completely soaking up.
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Disappointingly, he was pretty much as I had expected from his voice: unremarkable and dour. He was tall and dull looking in the way only lawyers and bank managers managed to look dull, dressed in an expensive blue serge suit that was very carefully just out of fashion. It was also several cloth weights too heavy for the time of year and the elbows had glossed with too much desk leaning. Like his elbows, the dome of his skull seemed worn and his scalp shone through the thinning dark hair. The small, beady eyes that watched me through wire-framed spectacles had a look that I guessed was meant to be superior or intimidating.
The young policeman who was shot and killed by the Empire Exhibition robbers. ’ ‘The word biblical comes to mind,’ I said. ’ ‘Exactly. Well Gourlay wasn’t just any bobby on the beat. This was Nineteen thirty-eight and Willie McNab was a young PC himself. Gourlay was a friend. A drinking buddy at the Masonic Lodge and Orange Hall and Christ knows where else. Willie McNab took Gourlay’s murder to heart, and it became a personal crusade for him to find Strachan and watch him drop through the hatch at Duke Street or Barlinnie.
In any case, I hadn’t pushed Fraser for more information. The other reason was that he was a lawyer in a firm whose name I recognized. Being an enquiry agent, the city’s lawyers were a key source of legitimate jobs. Mainly divorces, which under Scottish law required some upstanding member of society such as myself to testify that some other member of society had been upstanding when, where and with whom he shouldn’t have been. After Isa and Violet left, I had a couple of hours before my appointment with Fraser.