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There's thing so terrifying as money...Two friends, Alex Glass and Oliver Peterkinney, look for work and for escape from their lives spent growing up on Glasgow's most desperate fringes. Soon they will become involved in one of the city's darkest and most dangerous trades. But while one rises quickly up the ranks, the other will fall prey to the industry's addictive lifestyle and ever-spiralling debts. Meanwhile, the three most powerful rivals in the business - Marty Jones, ruthless pimp; Potty Cruickshank, member of the old guard; and Billy Patterson, brutal newcomer - vie for prominence. And w Peterkinney, young and darkly ambitious, is beginning to make himself kwn ...Before long, violence will spill out onto the streets, as those at the top make deadly attempts to out-maeuvre one ather for a bigger share of the spoils. Peterkinney and Glass will find themselves at the very centre of this war; and as the pressure builds, each will find their actions - and inactions - coming back to haunt them. But it is those they love who will suffer most ...From the award-winning author of the Glasgow Trilogy, The Night the Rich Men Burned is a vel for our times, and Malcolm Mackay's most ambitious work to date.
Malcolm Mackay was born and grew up in Stornoway where he still lives. The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter, his much lauded debut is the first in the Glasgow Trilogy, set in the city's underworld. It won the Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read Award and was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award for Best Crime Debut of the Year and Scottish First Book of the Year Award. How A Gunman Says Goodbye, the second book in the series, won the Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award. The final book in the trilogy is The Sudden Arrival of Violence. The Night the Rich Men Burned is Malcolm Mackay's fourth novel. Follow Malcolm @malcolm_mackay
Shortlisted for CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2015.