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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Malcolm Mackay Narrator: Angus King Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Glasgow Trilogy Release Date: April 2015 ISBN: 9781478903413
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The breathtaking, devastating second novel in the acclaimed Glasgow Trilogy, a Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year.

How does a gunman retire? 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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • How a Gunman Says Goodbye is even better than its remarkable predecessor . . . The author is already being hailed as a new star of tartan noir and if the third book in this trilogy can maintain the impetus of the first two the existing clan of Scottish writers may have to look to their laurels. Daily Express
  • 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. His characteristically urgent prose style drives his narrative at a remorseless pace as the Gunman - old and approaching the end of his career - works out what options he has left . . . Don't worry that it's set in Glasgow - there's no dialect. Nor that it's the second in a trilogy - it stands alone. By all means read the first book; you'll enjoy it. But it's time to get on board. Hail the new king of Scottish crime. This is a superb book. It should win prizes. Crime Time
  • It's been a long time since so many pages went by so fast .... Mackay is a natural storyteller [with] a voice to which we're happy to surrender. Surprisingly rewarding .... a thriller trilogy that thrills. Dennis Drabelle, Washington Post
  • [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. Janet Maslin, New York Times
  • Bracing ... remarkable. Adam Woog, Seattle Times
  • Gripping and surprisingly poignant . . . Frank and Calum are brutal criminals, but Mackay never robs the characters of their humanity. Publishers Weekly (starred)
  • How a Gunman Says Goodbye is even better than its remarkable predecessor…The author is already being hailed as a new star of tartan noir and if the third book in this trilogy can maintain the impetus of the first two the existing clan of Scottish writers may have to look to their laurels.”

    Daily Express

  • “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. His characteristically urgent prose style drives his narrative at a remorseless pace as the Gunman—old and approaching the end of his career—works out what options he has left…Don’t worry that it’s set in Glasgow—there’s no dialect. Nor that it’s the second in a trilogy—it stands alone. By all means read the first book; you’ll enjoy it. But it’s time to get on board. Hail the new king of Scottish crime. This is a superb book. It should win prizes.”

    Crime Time

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About the Author

Malcolm Mackay’s acclaimed debut series, the Glasgow trilogy, has been nominated for countless international prizes. The first of the series, The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter, was short-listed for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award, the Theakson Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, and long-listed for the the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller of the Year. Mackay was born in Stornoway on Scotland’s Isle of Lewis, where he still lives.

About the Narrator

Angus King is a Scottish voice actor with roles in a number of television commercials, corporate videos, and video games. His extensive audiobook narration credits include Last Days of Christmas by Christopher Brookmyre, The Incident by Kenneth MacLeod, and Gallowglass by Gordon Ferris, among many others.