When a schoolteacher, Monica Porter, is brutally murdered in her Glasgow west end flat, DI Shazia Khan leads the investigation to catch her killer and uncovers a tangled web of lies.
Meanwhile, cynical journalist Fergus Mulrein becomes captivated by beautiful Russian model Olga Yevdokimova when she reaches out to him for help.
In Glasgow’s violent underworld notorious gangster Paul Murray is determined to maintain his dominance through his powerful connections whatever the cost to others.
The characters’ lives criss-cross amidst a background of political conflict and corruption.
Can DI Khan solve the mystery of who killed Monica Porter and why?
About Gordon Smart
Gordon was born in Brisbane, Australia and grew up in the South Side of Glasgow, Scotland.
He studied at Aberdeen University, edited the university newspaper, and graduated in English before working in various jobs: pubs, a carpet factory, a lodging house for the homeless and a fish-processing factory. He started a Masters at Glasgow University but then jumped ship to run a radical bookshop in Aberdeen before deciding to train as a teacher.
He taught English in secondary schools in Glasgow, Western Australia and Clydebank before working for Learning and Teaching Scotland as a development officer, then for East Dunbartonshire Council as a Quality Improvement Officer in the education department.
He lives in the West End of Glasgow with his family. His interests include playing and watching football, reading, playing guitar, listening to music and watching films. The locations in his writing will be familiar to Glaswegians.