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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: 9781478903420
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The stunning conclusion to Malcolm Mackay’s lauded Glasgow Trilogy returns listeners to the city’s underworld: a place of dark motives, dangerous allegiances, and sudden, tragic ends.

It begins with two deaths: a money-man and a police informant, deaths that offer a unique opportunity for a man like Calum MacLean—a hit man who has finally had enough of killing.

Calum plans an unprecedented escape just as his employers need him the most; Glasgow’s biggest criminal organizations are gearing up for a final, fatal confrontation.

The panic over Calum’s abrupt disappearance may finally give Detective Michael Fisher the chance he need to close the case of a lifetime. But first he must track down a man who has become a master of disappearance—a man who has staked his life on staying in the shadows.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Superb . . . Mackay is a true original, managing to conjure up a gripping new way of portraying city-noir. This, from a writer who has lived his whole life in far-off Stornoway, with only few short visits to the Glasgow he has so vividly created. He's no longer a rising star. He's risen. The Times
  • Reviewers often groan at the hyperbole with which publishers adorn new novels, but with Malcolm Mackay it is justified. His poetic titles (The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter and How a Gunman Says Goodbye) are infused with the sense of menace that is the sine qua non of the genre while tipping the wink that this is crime writing with ambition. The Sudden Arrival of Violence is the conclusion to Mackay's acclaimed Glasgow trilogy . . . The youthful Mackay has the command of a writer twice his age, and he has delivered a conclusion to his trilogy that is just as cohesive and forceful as his previous two books. Financial Times
  • “Gripping and vivid, with a labyrinthine plot involving double- and triple-crossing, The Sudden Arrival of Violence is told in a staccato, abbreviated style throughout. It’s very difficult to keep this up, let alone do it well, but MacKay succeeds magnificently, and his third novel is well up to the high standard of its predecessors.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Superb…Mackay is a true original, managing to conjure up a gripping new way of portraying city-noir. This, from a writer who has lived his whole life in far-off Stornoway, with only few short visits to the Glasgow he has so vividly created. He’s no longer a rising star. He’s risen.”

    Times (London)

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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.