By Stuart MacBride
Blind Eye, the recent Logan McRae mystery set in gritty Aberdeen, Scotland, from Stuart MacBride, the award-winning writer of chilly Granite and Flesh condominium, reveals the long-suffering detective sergeant on a brutal new case.
It’s summer season within the Granite urban, yet even the light can’t increase the temper at Grampian Police Headquarters. Aberdeen’s starting to be Polish group is less than assault from a serial criminal who leaves mutilated sufferers to be found on construction sites—eyes gouged out and the sockets burned. Detective Sergeant Logan McRae is assigned to the research, code-named Operation Oedipus, yet with the sufferers too scared to speak, it’s going nowhere speedy. whilst the following sufferer seems to be no longer a newly arrived japanese ecu, yet Simon McLeod, proprietor of the Turf ’n song making a bet store and lengthy the uncontested ringleader of Aberdeen’s shadier aspect, Logan unexpectedly reveals himself stuck up in a courageous new global of drug wars, prostitution jewelry, and gun-running courtesy of Aberdeen’s oldest and such a lot vicious crime lord.
Stuart MacBride’s signature mixture of hard-hitting suspense and dry humor has received him many fanatics, and Blind Eye is one other stellar access during this emerging star’s a number of award-winning sequence.
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You are most surely better suited to life among the stars: no doubt you hide yourself lest 1 For Supplementary Letters, see pp. 214–27, and the Note on the Text. Letter 16 23 you darken the sun; you have no blemishes like that star, but like the sun, you cover yourself with clouds. Your learning is an abyss deeper than the ocean, your mind is more penetrating than Zufagar,* that sword of Ali’s with two points; you know what is happening in the nine choirs of the celestial powers; you read the Qur2an upon the breast of our divine Prophet, and when you ﬁnd a passage obscure, an angel unfolds swift wings at his command, and descends from the throne to reveal to you its secret meaning.
Do you want milk for your ﬂocks, or fruit from our trees? ’ These words were dismissed with contempt, and those barbarous people took up their arms and invaded the land of the Troglodytes, whom they believed had only their innocence to defend them. The Troglodytes, however, were well prepared for their defence, and had placed their women and children in their centre. They were amazed by the injustice of their enemies, not by their numbers; their hearts were ﬁlled with fresh ardour: this Troglodyte wished to die for his father, that one for his wife and children, another for his brothers, and yet another for his friends; all wanted to die for the Troglodyte people.
Meanwhile, a cruel disease was ravaging the country; a skilful doctor came from a neighbouring land, and dispensed such appropriate remedies that he cured everyone who consulted him. ’ Erzeron, the 3rd of the Moon of Gemmadi 2 1711 letter 12 Usbek to the same, at Ispahan You have seen, my dear Mirza, how the Troglodytes perished through their own wickedness, and became victims of their own injustice. Out of all those families, there remained only two that escaped the misfortunes of the nation.
Blind Eye (Logan McRae, Book 5) by Stuart MacBride