The Killing Tide - Rhona MacLeod (Hardback)Lin Anderson (author)
The Killing Tide by Lin Anderson sees forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod investigating a mysterious abandoned ship which has swept ashore in the Orkney Isles.
'A cracking story told at breakneck speed' – Scotland on Sunday
After a fierce storm hits Scotland, a mysterious cargo ship is discovered in the Orkney Isles. Boarding the vessel uncovers three bodies, recently deceased and in violent circumstances. Forensic scientist Dr Rhona MacLeod’s study of the crime scene suggests that a sinister game was being played on board, but who were the hunters? And who the hunted?
Meanwhile in Glasgow DS Michael McNab is called to a horrific incident where a young woman has been set on fire. Or did she spark the flames herself?
As evidence arises that connects the two cases, the team grow increasingly concerned that the truth of what happened on the ship and in Glasgow hints at a wider conspiracy that stretches down to London and beyond to a global stage. Orcadian Ava Clouston, renowned investigative journalist, believes so and sets out to prove it, putting herself in grave danger.
When the Met Police challenge Police Scotland’s jurisdiction, it becomes obvious that there are ruthless individuals who are willing to do whatever it takes to protect government interests. Which could lead to even more deaths on Scottish soil . . .
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 656 g
Dimensions: 241 x 162 x 42 mm
As always Lin Anderson provides a big fat colourful mystery - Mark Sanderson, The Times
A cracking story told at breakneck speed - Scotland on Sunday
Forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod has become one of the most satisfying characters in modern crime fiction — honourable, inquisitive and yet plagued by doubts and, sometimes, fears . . . As ever, the landscape is stunningly evoked and MacLeod’s decency and humanity shine through on every page - Daily Mail
The bleak landscape is beautifully described, giving this popular series a new lease of life - Sunday Times
Lin Anderson is one of Scotland’s national treasures – don’t be fooled by comparisons, her writing is unique, bringing warmth and depth to even the seediest parts of Glasgow - Stuart MacBride
Vivid and atmospheric . . . enthralling - Guardian
Greenock-born Anderson’s work is sharper than a pathologist’s scalpel. One of the best Scottish crime series since Rebus - Shari Low, Daily Record
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Another great book from Lin Anderson, in the Dr Rhona MacLeod series. Criminal activities in London, Glasgow and Orkney are all connected in this fast moving, action packed book. This series just gets better.
“A great crime thriller from a respected Scottish author…..”
Scottish author and screenwriter Lin Anderson is known for her bestselling crime series featuring forensic scientist Dr Rhona Macleod.
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“A great read!”
This is the first book in the series that I have read , but this does not detract from the story. The characters have enough back story to be able to understand their history and their relationships.
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