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February's Son (#2 Harry McCoy)
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Alan Parks
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February's Son (#2 Harry McCoy)

Alan Parks



Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945);
Crime & mystery;
Thriller & suspense


368 pages

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Bodies are piling up with grisly messages carved into their chests. Rival gangs are competing for control of Glasgow's underworld and it seems that Cooper, McCoy's oldest gangster friend, is tangled up in it all.

Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work couldn't have gone worse.

New drugs have arrived in Glasgow, and they've brought a different kind of violence to the broken city. The law of the street is changing and now demons from McCoy's past are coming back to haunt him. But vengeance always carries a price, and it could cost McCoy more than he ever imagined.

The waters of Glasgow corruption are creeping higher, as the wealthy and dangerous play for power. And the city's killer continues his dark mission.

Can McCoy keep his head up for long enough to solve the case?

Bruised and battered from the events of Bloody January, McCoy returns for a breathless ride through the ruthless world of 1970s Glasgow.

By:   Alan Parks
Imprint:   Canongate
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Export/Airside - Export/Airside/Ireland
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   477g
ISBN:   9781786894175
ISBN 10:   1786894173
Series:   A Harry McCoy Thriller
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alan Parks has worked in the music industry for over twenty years. His debut novel Bloody January was one of the top crime debuts of 2018 and was shortlisted for the prestigious international crime prize the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere. He lives and works in Glasgow. February's Son is the second Harry McCoy thriller.

A riveting journey through the grim and gritty dark side of 1970s Glasgow . . . A powerful slab of tartan noir * * Herald * * Pitch-black tartan noir, set in Seventies Glasgow . . . Compelling . . . With an emotional heart that's hard to ignore * * Daily Mail * * Excellent . . . Full of surprises, streaked with compassion - that highlights the art of tartan noir. McCoy and Cooper . . . make one hell of a damaged duo. Their fascinating relationship provides the real intrigue * * Evening Standard * * [An] engaging tartan noir page turner * * Scotsman * * Parks' writing style is to the point . . . The plot zips along . . . McCoy is a man many will enjoy spending time with. Casting agents will already be weighing which actor should pull on his raincoat * * iNews * * The no-holds-barred action and dialogue smack you in the face like a Glasgow kiss. Cracking * * The Sun * * A riveting book, begging to be read in as few sittings as possible . . . The macabre and morally ambivalent February's Son is not one that will be quickly or easily forgotten * * The National * * A winning formula . . . All the elements of the classic crime page turner are here * * Yorkshire Post * * PRAISE FOR BLOODY JANUARY: An old-school cop novel written with wit and economy . . . Think McIlvanney or Get Carter -- IAN RANKIN A potent tale of death . . . Alan Parks's excellent first novel propels him into the top class of Scottish noir authors . . . Detective Harry McCoy . . . is so noir that he makes most other Scottish cops seem light grey * * The Times, Book of the Month * *

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