Gods and Beasts: A Novel (Alex Morrow #3) (Paperback)

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week before Christmas a grandfather is gunned down in a Glasgow post office
during a robbery.  Moments before his death, the dignified old man passed
his grandson off to a stranger.  Martin held the child while the
grandfather died, becoming part of their story. DS Alex Morrow is on the scene
right away, but nothing is as it seems and she will have a time of following
the complicated threads to solve the murder. Kenny Gallagher is a politician
with a problem, known as a champion of the little guy, he is standing for
election again, but Kenny has been a very bad boy with one of his very young
assistants.  Gritty and compelling, mystery fans will find much to enjoy.

— Deon Stonehouse


It's the week before Christmas when a lone robber bursts into a busy Glasgow post office carrying an AK-47. An elderly man suddenly hands his young grandson to a stranger and wordlessly helps the gunman fill bags with cash, then carries them to the door. He opens the door and bows his head; the robber fires off the AK-47, tearing the grandfather in two.

DS Alex Morrow arrives on the scene and finds that the alarm system had been disabled before the robbery. Yet upon investigation, none of the employees can be linked to the gunman. And the grandfather-a life-long campaigner for social justice-is above reproach. As Morrow searches for the killer, she discovers a hidden, sinister political network. Soon it is chillingly clear: no corner of the city is safe, and her involvement will go deeper than she could ever have imagined.

About the Author

Denise Mina is the author of more than ten novels, including The Long Drop, winner of the 2017 McIlvanney Prize for Scottish crime book of the year, and the Garnethill trilogy, the first installment of which won the John Creasey Memorial Award for best first crime novel. Mina has twice received the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. She lives in Glasgow.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316188531
ISBN-10: 0316188530
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publication Date: February 11th, 2014
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Alex Morrow