Dying Light

Dying Light

ALogan McRae Novel

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Assigned to the "Screw-up Squad" after a sting operation goes badly awry, leaving another officer dead, Aberdeen, Scotland, Detective Sergeant Logan MacRae is assigned to investigate the unpopular case of a murdered prostitute, which he soon discovers could be linked to a lethal arson fire that had killed six people. By the author of Cold Granite. Reprint.

McMillan Palgrave

With this follow-up to Cold Granite, deemed an "impressive debut" by Publishers Weekly, Stuart MacBride proves himself to be a rising star of crime fiction—and in Dying Light, the action is more explosive than ever…

A FALL FROM GRACE
On the coast of Scotland, in the "Granite City" of Aberdeen, Detective Sergeant Logan McRae is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Bumped to the homicide department's "Screw-up Squad" after a sting operation gone wrong, Logan will do anything to prove that he doesn't belong there…even if it means working overtime on two baffling cases: a fatal act of arson in a squatter's apartment and the murder of a prostitute in the city's notorious red-light district.

A DEADLY UPRISING
But when it rains in Aberdeen, it pours—and soon Logan is up to his neck in danger. Turns out the two cases might have something dangerously in common. Now, enlisting the help of his former D.I., his forensic-pathologist ex-girlfriend, and his fellow "no-hopers" on the squad, Logan is charged not only with solving a series of vicious crimes but saving his own life—and reputation—in the process.



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Assigned to the "Screw-up Squad" after a sting operation goes badly awry, leaving another officer dead, Detective Sergeant Logan MacRae of Aberdeen, Scotland, is assigned to investigate the unpopular case of a murdered prostitute.
Detective Sergeant Logan MacRae has been bumped to the "Screw-up Squad," a team made up of the most worthless or inexperienced members of the homicide department, and Logan will do anything to prove he doesn't belong there. Including working overtime on two baffling cases: the murder by arson of six people, and the beating to death of a prostitute down by the docks, not a high priority compared to the fire. At least not until another prostitute ends up dead. Although both cases seem simple on the surface--turns out the fire's victims are part of a drug dealer's inner circle, and what fate is to be expected for working girls in Aberdeen's red-light district?--in Stuart MacBride's hands, what's going on in this rainy Scottish city is bound to be much more complicated than it appears.--From publisher description.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2006
Edition: First St. Martin's Minotaur edition
ISBN: 9780312949358
9780312339975
0312339976
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY MACBR...S

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maipenrai
Nov 28, 2016

(The second book in the Logan McRae series)

Exo Apr 05, 2012

This is a good book, but only if you like the way Stuart MacBride tells stories. It's a little different from the usual story structure(story build up, difficulties, climax, etc), so avoid if you don't like stuff like that.
I like these books because they're improbable(think Criminal Minds, but slightly less twisted) but still realistically portrayed, and believable.
One of the best points is definitely characterization. MacBride really knows how to craft a realistic character, DI Steel and DI Insch are stellar examples of this, as is the main character, Logan McRae.
This is the third book by this author that I've read, and as usual, I enjoyed it. It isn't the best book EVER, but I find them to be worth the time. Give Cold Granite a chance. If you like that one, you'll like the rest of his books too.

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stewstealth
Mar 27, 2012

Fast paced mystery. No serious plot holes even though it is incredulous- Worth reading if you enjoy the genre.

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