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She was lying in the road when he found her, crumpled and broken, the car that hit her screaming away from the scene in haze of tyre smoke and exhaust fumes… Jennifer MacKenzie being hit by a car was a tragic accident. Or so it seemed. Until Connor is summoned to a meeting his girlfriend’s dad, Duncan McKenzie. MacKenzie claims that Jen’s accident was actually a message intended for him – and a way to force him to kill his trusted lieutenant Paulie King, who has now mysteriously disappeared.
His request to Connor is simple. Find Paulie and the men who hurt his daughter. Do whatever it takes.
As an all-out gang war threatens to explode across Central Scotland, Connor begins a journey that forces him to confront some uncomfortable truths about his girlfriend and the family he is connected to through her. But Connor is also driven by a vow – to find Paulie. And when he does, no quarter will be given. Praise for Neil Broadfoot:
‘Tense, fast-moving and bloody. Broadfoot’s best yet’ Mason Cross
‘A true rising star of crime fiction’ Ian Rankin
‘Beautifully crafted . . . There’s no filler, no exposition, just action, dialogue and layering of tension that’ll hold you breathless until the very end’ Helen Fields
‘Wonderfully grisly and grim, and a cracking pace’ James Oswald
‘A frantic, pacy read with a compelling hero’ Steve Cavanagh ‘Broadfoot is here, and he’s ready to sit at the table with some of the finest crime writers Scottish fiction has to offer’ Russel D. McLean
‘Crisp dialogue, characters you believe and a prose style that brings you back for more . . . a fine addition to a growing roster of noir titles with a tartan tinge’ Douglas Skelton
‘This is Broadfoot’s best to date, a thriller that delivers the thrills: energetic, breathlessly paceyand keeping you guessing till the end’ Craig Russell ‘Neil Broadfoot hits the ground running and doesn’t stop. With the very beating heart of Scotland at its core, your heart too will race as you reach the jaw dropping conclusion of this brilliant thriller. First class!’ Denil Meyrick
‘A deliciously twisty thriller that never lets up the pace. Thrills, spills, chills and kills’ Donna Moore
‘An explosive, gripping page-turner with dark and utterly twisted murders. Simply brilliant!’ Danielle Ramsay ‘An atmospheric, twisty and explosive start to a new series by one of the masters of Scottish fiction. Get your wee mitts on it’ Angela Clarke ‘No Man’s Land is a stunning, fast-paced, multi-layered thriller. Disturbing political unrest and psychological horror written with great confidence by Neil Broadfoot, who has one hand on Ian Rankin’s crown as the king of Scottish crime’ Michael Wood ‘[A] gritty and fast-moving tale of shifting loyalties set against the backdrop of Scottish and Irish politics’ Nick Quantrill
‘Definitely a must read for all lovers of Tartan Noir: or anyone else who simply wants to enjoy a compelling tale’ Undiscovered Scotland