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Dying Light (Logan McRae, Book 2)

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Like many all-male environments, working offshore was the intellectual equivalent of Animal House, only without the clever bits. Dying Light is the second book in the Stuart MacBride penned Logan McRae series and maintains if not betters the standard set in the first. However I very much enjoyed Logan and his work colleagues and the fact that there is humour as well as darkness in the book. There were so many sub-plots, interwoven cases and excellent twists, it honestly felt half its length.

Speaking of bleak, a warning to those who are not keen on graphic descriptions of the baddies’ deeds.They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. There are fire bombings, prostitutes galore that have seen their better days, unfaithful men by the truck load, drug dealers, murdered girls, and even a dog. The characters are just so well-drawn, and endearing, even the prickly, insensitive ones, and I love the dark humor. I usually don't mind the occasional swear word, especially in police procedurals, but hardly a sentence is uttered without someone swearing or cursing. Logan pushes it too far, though, and the newsman is brutally attacked after introducing Logan to a powerful land developer.

Watson isn't allowed to shine - her replacement is already clear, and she'll likely wear flimsy lace bras. Good cops, bad cops intelligence, three dimensional characters and you're still guessing right to the last.

Aberdeen is slightly warmer in this book, but that is more of less the only concession to being light hearted in a gritty and compelling thriller. Firstly, someone is stalking and killing prostitutes, secondly, an arsonist is locking buildings securely before torching those inside and, thirdly, bizarrely, a dogs torso is found in a suitcase. Not only did Dying Light by Stuart MacBride, live up to the first, I thought it actually surpassed it. All in all this was a very enjoyable read and I would recommend it strongly to any fans of the crime genre. When we meet up with McRae again, he is in disgrace after being in charge of a raid which ended with a police constable being shot.

We are dealing with murder after murder, torture, drug issues, firebombs, prostitution, fractured family relationships, dicey police decisions, and more. Watson for most of the book was relegated as 'that tasty WPC' their relationship appears to be souring due to her being a human being, oh and how dare the woman wear sensible bras. Across town an old squat with all exits screwed shut, from the outside, burned down – incinerating the six people inside. Logan’s new commander is Detective Inspector Steel, a chain-smoking female cop who expects him to work night and day, much to the dismay of his girlfriend and fellow officer Jackie Watson.Ebooks fulfilled through Glose cannot be printed, downloaded as PDF, or read in other digital readers (like Kindle or Nook). His novels have won him the CWA Dagger in the Library, the Barry Award for Best Debut Novel, and Best Breakthrough Author at the ITV3 crime thriller awards. At the same time, Logan continues to dig into the arson case, involving Jackie in some unofficial sleuthing that leads to a bloody and decisive confrontation on a dark Aberdeen street. Not as realistic or noirish as other crime novels, it does have a real comical sense to it, however I enjoy it just as much. Like the other members of the Screw-up Squad, he’s sometimes confident, sometimes troubled, sometimes totally unsure of himself, and always very real.

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I know there are some who don’t like this story for its darkness, but I live for a gritty tale like this. The brutalkilling of prostitutes, dumped dead bodies, council officials caught in red light district, arson and torture all part of Logans working day. This is a UK first edition hardcover published by Harper Collins in 2006 AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND DOODLED WITH HIS LEGENDARY SCABBY DOG, THIS TIME BARKING, "FINGER LICKIN' GOOD! Tik dar niekaip negaliu apsispręsti ar tuo pat metu vyniojami keli skirtingi nusikaltimai prideda knygai įtraukumo, ar vis dėlto tik verčia nuolat būti įsitempus, kad nepasimestų siužeto galai, o galvoje nekiltų chaosas.

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