But Hamish is missing, and when Thomas' health takes a sudden turn for the worse, Isabelle asks DCI Andy Gilchrist for help - find Hamish, and give her son his final wish. But in the season of goodwill to all men, will it take a cat to prove that miracles can still happen?
Praise for T.F. Muir:
'Rebus did it for Edinburgh. Laidlaw did it for Glasgow. Gilchrist might just be the bloke to put St Andrews on the crime fiction map.' Daily Record
'A truly gripping read, with all the makings of a classic series.' Mick Herron
'Gripping and grisly, with plenty of twists and turns that race along with black humour.' Craig Robertson
'Gilchrist is intriguing, bleak and vulnerable... if I were living in St Andrews I'd sleep with the lights on.' Anna Smith
Born in Glasgow and now a dual UK/US citizen, T.F. Muir is a crime novelist with six books of his DCI Andy Gilchrist series published - the first, Eye For An Eye, won the Pitlochry Award for the best crime novel by an unpublished writer, and the second, Hand For A Hand, continues to garner great reviews. His latest, The Meating Room, has been hailed as one of the best of a brilliant series.
He is now working on his next Gilchrist novel, another story suffused with dark alleyways, cobbled streets and all things gruesome.