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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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2 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library M MCI (Text) 33500013492483 New Checked out 12/22/2021
Godel Memorial-Warren Library MCI (Text) 35500006511297 New Available -
Hallock Public Library MCI (Text) 35500006511289 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781609457198
  • ISBN: 1609457196
  • Physical Description: 241 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Europa Editions, 2021.

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Summary, etc.:
Lawyer Bobby Carter did a lot of work for the wrong kind of people. When his body is found behind a pub known to be under the protective wing of a local crime boss, the fragile equilibrium that has been keeping Glasgow relatively safe is shattered. DC Jack Laidlaw's boss chalks Carter's death up to the usual rivalries. As two Glasgow gangs go to war, Laidlaw knows he needs to find Carter's killer before the whole city explodes. -- adapted from jacket.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 September #2
    *Starred Review* McIlvanney has long been considered the godfather of Tartan noir, and his three Jack Laidlaw novels, set in 1970s Glasgow, are mentioned by such current stars of the genre as Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, and Denise Mina as key influences. Now, in a rare treat for crime-fiction fans, Rankin has finished a fourth Laidlaw novel, working from a handwritten manuscript found by McIlvanney's widow, after the writer's death in 2015. A prequel to the series, the book portrays Laidlaw establishing himself as a maverick cop who wouldn't follow a rule even if it was holding a gun to his head. The murder of mob lawyer Bobby Carter has sparked a gang war on Glasgow's mean streets, and Laidlaw's superiors, especially the preternaturally dim Milligan, are happy to let the gangs thin each other's herd rather than try to solve the crime. Not so Laidlaw, who pinches and prods the various combatants on his way to the truth. McIlvanney's gift for evoking the bruised humanity in Glasgow's underclass will remind readers not only of Rankin and his Scottish contemporaries, but also of Englishman John Harvey and, across the pond, Michael Connelly. And, certainly, you can find something of Laidlaw in Rankin's John Rebus, Connelly's Harry Bosch, and countless other hard-bitten coppers who would surely agree with Laidlaw, who, after being accused of being a bastard by a weaselly lowlife, retorts, At least I'm a bastard with a glimmer of self-awareness. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Laidlaw, Jack (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Police > Scotland > Fiction.
Glasgow (Scotland) > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.

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