I am a widower, retired and live in the Okanagan Valley. B. C. Canada. I was born in Belfast, N. Ireland in 1941. My family immigrated to Canada after WWII; moved many times due to promotions and transfers; lived in nearly every city in Canada. I have held many positions in a variety of companies. I have traveled extensively in the U.S.A., Canada, Europe and the Far East. I am an avid reader. My greatest wish is to have my writing accepted for what it is, simple with no flourish. I continue to write for pleasure and great sense of satisfaction.
'Engrossing, believable characters... captures Edinburgh beautifully... It all adds up to a very good read' - Edinburgh Evening News
First the joyous birth of Skinner's son... then the grim reality of murder in one of Edinburgh's prosperous suburbs. A man has been found knifed in a luxury villa. The victim had run a chain of laundrettes, saunas and pubs throughout the city, but for some time the police suspected these to be the front for a drug distribution network. As the murder investigation continues without result, it seems the killer was particularly cunning in covering his tracks - leaving no clues or leads to pursue. But then another seemingly minor crime - involving property fraud - takes Assistant Chief Constable Bob Skinner in a new direction. Moving from Scotland to northern Spain, then back to a chilling climax in Edinburgh, this complex and suspenseful thriller follows a tortuous and bloodsoaked trail involving vice, corruption and the merchants of death...
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