The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter by Malcolm Mackay

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...Mackay turns each of his characters into real people – people with interests and back stories and all the small, inconsequential things that make up a life – and ends up with a wholly believable and unnerving portrait of organised crime.
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IT'S EASY TO KILL A MAN. IT'S HARD TO KILL A MAN WELL.

A twenty-nine-year-old man lives alone in his Glasgow flat. The telephone rings; a casual conversation, but behind this a job offer.

The clues are there if you know to look for them. He is an expert. A loner. Freelance. Another job is another job, but what if this organization wants more?

A meeting at a club. An offer. A target: Lewis Winter, a necessary sacrifice that will be only the first step in an all-out war between crime syndicates the likes of which hasn't been seen for decades.

It's easy to kill a man. It's hard to kill a man well. People who do it well know this. People who do it badly find out the hard way. The hard way has consequences.
 

About Malcolm Mackay

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Malcolm Mackay was born and grew up in Stornoway where he still lives. THE NECESSARY DEATH OF LEWIS WINTER, his debut, is the first of a trilogy set in the Glasgow underworld.
 
Published April 21, 2015 by Mulholland Books. 345 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Feb 13 2015

Understated dialogue shows that the characters know how to read what is not said, as well as what is said. Mackay doesn’t break any new ground, but tartan noir fans will be satisfied.

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Reviewed by Alison Flood on Jan 13 2013

...Mackay turns each of his characters into real people – people with interests and back stories and all the small, inconsequential things that make up a life – and ends up with a wholly believable and unnerving portrait of organised crime.

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