Caught in the Crossfire by Russell Findlay
Scotland's Deadliest Drugs War

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Scotland’s deadliest gang war of a generation – the Daniel family versus the Lyons – was sparked by a cocaine theft from a house party which unleashed a decade of murderous violence. Devastation ensued… beatings, slashings, abductions and torture. Homes were firebombed while children slept; witnesses were forced into protection and families ripped apart. Michael Lyons, 21, was slaughtered with British Army guns in a triple shooting at a north Glasgow garage. Daniel enforcer Kevin ‘Gerbil’ Carroll, 29, had 13 shots pumped into him outside an Asda supermarket. The desecration of the grave of eight-year-old cancer victim Garry Lyons marked a sickening low. Caught in the crossfire were brave residents of Milton, Glasgow, who opposed their community centre being used as a taxpayer-funded gang hut by the Lyons. Against the odds, they won their six-year battle which exposed a murky nexus between police officers, politicians and the underworld. This is the explosive story of how the Daniel-Lyons feud engulfed a community and spread from the mean streets into the corridors of power.

About Russell Findlay

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Russell Findlay is an investigative journalist who has worked in newspapers for 20 years. He is the coauthor of the bestselling true crime book, The Iceman: The Rise and Fall of a Crime Lord.
Published July 1, 2012 by Birlinn. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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