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The Red Road
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The Red Road
Alex Morrow Series, Book 4
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Alex Morrow faces her toughest opponents yet in this brilliant new thriller about criminals, consequences, and convictions.

Police detective Alex Morrow has met plenty of unsavory characters in her line of work, but arms dealer Michael Brown ranks among the most brutal and damaged of the criminals she's known. Morrow is serving as a witness in Brown's trial, where the case hinges on his fingerprints found on the guns he sells.

When the investigation leads to both a privileged Scottish lawyer who's expecting to be assassinated after a money laundering scheme goes bad and a woman who's spying on the people who put her in jail, Morrow has her hands full. And that's before she even gets to her family issues.

The Red Road is a thrilling new novel from a masterful writer, proving once again that "if you don't love Denise Mina, you don't love crime fiction" (Val McDermid).

Alex Morrow faces her toughest opponents yet in this brilliant new thriller about criminals, consequences, and convictions.

Police detective Alex Morrow has met plenty of unsavory characters in her line of work, but arms dealer Michael Brown ranks among the most brutal and damaged of the criminals she's known. Morrow is serving as a witness in Brown's trial, where the case hinges on his fingerprints found on the guns he sells.

When the investigation leads to both a privileged Scottish lawyer who's expecting to be assassinated after a money laundering scheme goes bad and a woman who's spying on the people who put her in jail, Morrow has her hands full. And that's before she even gets to her family issues.

The Red Road is a thrilling new novel from a masterful writer, proving once again that "if you don't love Denise Mina, you don't love crime fiction" (Val McDermid).

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  • Denise Mina is the author of numerous novels, including The Long Drop, which won the 2017 Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize for Best Crime Book, and the Garnethill trilogy, the first installment of which won the John Creasey Memorial Award for best first crime novel. She also writes for the popular graphic novel series Hellblazer.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    Starred review from February 24, 2014
    Edgar-finalist Mina's fourth novel featuring Glasgow Det. Insp. Alex Morrow (after 2013's Gods and Beasts) is perhaps her finest yet, a brilliantly crafted tale of corruption, ruined lives, and the far-reaching ripple effects of crime. Morrow is called to testify against Michael Brown, a recidivist offender whose prints have been found on confiscated guns. During the trial, Brown's prints turn up at a brand new murder scene. Have they been somehow planted by Brown from prison in a ruse to discredit evidence? Morrow follows a complex trail that leads back to two murders in 1997. One of the murders involved a teenage girl, Rose Wilson, who stabbed her abusive pimp to death; the other was 14-year-old Michael Brown's brutal slaying of his older brother, John "Pinkie" Brown. Wilson now works for her benefactor, elderly attorney Julius McMillan, as a nanny for McMillan's grandchildren. Meanwhile, Robert, Julius's son, has gone missing after an elaborate money-laundering scheme has turned south. Are these decades' old crimes somehow connected? Morrow thinks so, but seeing the investigation through just might cost her the career she's fought so hard to achieve.

  • AudioFile Magazine Cathleen McCarron's wonderful native Scottish accent coupled with her storyteller's delivery makes this complex mystery come to life. Her idiomatic English is fully accessible to any ear, but listeners will need to pay attention to the time transitions to keep up with the story. Where abrupt transitions can easily be handled in print, they're a bit more difficult to keep on track in audio. McCarron uses a simple narrative voice throughout but with such verve and appropriate passion and inflection that it produces a stunning result. Her power is especially evident in strained situations like carrying on a conversation in an upper story of a demolition site, a scene in which she makes the reader feel the buffeting winds. M.C. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine
  • New York Times, praise for the author "Mina's novels [are] extraordinarily rich and unpredictable."
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