The first in a new series from The Legend of Barney Thomson writer Douglas Lindsay, this chilling crime novel follows ex-spy turned detective Ben Westphall, who has retreated to the north of Scotland to live a quiet life.
But the reawakening of a cold case quickly draws him into the sinister world of international organ trafficking. Twelve years after the body of John Baden washed up on the shores of Lake Peipus in Estonia, he reappears – alive.
Westphall heads east to investigate and finds himself back in the criminal domain he thought he’d left behind. This is a compelling start to a new ‘straight’ crime series by a master of comic crime.
Song of the Dead, by Douglas Lindsay, Freight Books, £8.99.