The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter

The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter

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"A twenty-nine-year-old man lives alone in his Glasgow flat. The telephone rings; a casual conversation, but behind this a job offer. The clues are there if you know to look for them. He is an expert. A loner. Freelance. Another job is another job, but what if this organization wants more? A meeting at a club. An offer. A target: Lewis Winter, a necessary sacrifice that will be only the first step in an all-out war between crime syndicates the likes of which hasn't been seen for decades. It's easy to kill a man. It's hard to kill a man well. People who do it well know this. People who do it badly find out the hard way. The hard way has consequences" - Back cover
Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books 2015
ISBN: 9780316337304
0316337307
Characteristics: 314 pages

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Aug 20, 2015

Sort of a reverse-police procedural, or a gangster procedural, a clever crime structured story.

msmigels May 17, 2015

An intriguingly odd crime story where there's no quest for an unknown murderer, no race to avert a death, not even a detective character until about half way into the novel. The writing is cold and clinical with short, snappy sentences, but what emerges is a wholly believable and frighteningly plausible portrait of Glasgow's criminal underworld.

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