For Those Who Know the Ending

For Those Who Know the Ending Don t pick up a Mackay book unless you ve got spare time They re habit forming Janet Maslin The New York TimesMartin Sivok is in trouble Tied to a chair plastic strips biting his wrists inside a de

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  • Title: For Those Who Know the Ending
  • Author: Malcolm Mackay
  • ISBN: 9780316556071
  • Page: 370
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Don t pick up a Mackay book unless you ve got spare time They re habit forming Janet Maslin, The New York TimesMartin Sivok is in trouble Tied to a chair, plastic strips biting his wrists, inside a deserted warehouse There are only so many ways this scenario can end, most of them badly For now his best hope is figuring out who put him here and staying conscio Don t pick up a Mackay book unless you ve got spare time They re habit forming Janet Maslin, The New York TimesMartin Sivok is in trouble Tied to a chair, plastic strips biting his wrists, inside a deserted warehouse There are only so many ways this scenario can end, most of them badly For now his best hope is figuring out who put him here and staying conscious long enough to confront them.To stay awake he reviews the past year of his life evading the law in the Czech Republic by running to Glasgow, settling into a borderline respectable relationship with his landlady, and getting back into the life at the very bottom of the criminal ladder, alongside Usman Kassar, a cocky, goofy kid anxious to prove himself.The job should be simple Smash heads, grab cash, run The trouble with being two outsiders is, you don t always know whose heads are too dangerous to crack, or whose cash is too hot to handle In sharp, precise prose, Malcolm Mackay an elegant stylist unmatched in contemporary noir Chicago Tribune captures the character of Glasgow and its underworld denizens.

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    1. I think it’s fair to say that Malcolm Mackay is rather a favourite of mine, having previously, and favourably, reviewed most of his books to date. For Those Who Know The Ending is the latest in his series of Glasgow based thrillers, and once again we are plunged into the seedy underbelly of gangland life…There is much to admire with Mackay’s spare and precise prose, so clearly in evidence again here, and the clipped dialogue, which perfectly reflects the feeling of his male protagonists as [...]

    2. For Those Who Know The Ending – Another Gripping Glasgow EpicMalcolm Mackay has followed up his excellent Glasgow thriller, Every Night I Dream of Hell with the excellent For Those Who Know The Ending. Malcolm Mackay certainly knows how to write standout Glasgow Noir that grips you by the throat and does not release you until the end. Once again he has captured the dark heart of Glasgow in terrifying detail and imagination.I have said it before and I will say it again Malcolm Mackay gets bette [...]

    3. Malcolm Mackay goes from strength to gritty, crow-bar strength, without missing a beat. I sort of did know the ending, or thought I did, but couldn't stop until I found out for sure. And then couldn't be completely sure. Until the final paragraph.Most impressive is how well he handles such a large cast of characters, all of whom move within a similar enough world to make the task doubly difficult.

    4. Really like the way Mackay calls organized crime "the industry." There's the workplace culture, ambitious employees, crappy life-draining work, and of course, the poor sods who have no idea that every employee is expendable.

    5. Glasgow criminal organisations. Malcolm Mackay (Stornoway writer) writes about Glasgow.This is his sixth novel, first for me!]I'd like to read his Glasgow Trilogy!

    6. In spite of being set in the same milieu, not nearly as compelling as Malcolm Mackay's other books. Some clever touches, but he's capable of better.

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