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Crow Bait

Crow Bait

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Davie McCall is nearing the end of a long prison sentence following the events of Blood City. As well as forcing him to grow up fast, prison has introduced him to a new cast of criminals and unfortunates. Fellow inmate Sammy tells him that he knew his father, bringing back painful memories for Davie.

Meanwhile, Davie’s old adversaries, detectives Frank Donovan and Jack Bannatyne are investigating the brutal murder of a young female student. Davie’s old flame, reporter Audrey Fraser is putting together a series on the drug trade in the West of Scotland for the Daily Record. It’s soon clear that Davie’s dad, Danny McCall, is back in town and after blood, working his way back into the criminal underworld. He can’t have his son getting in the way of that, at any cost, and he knows exactly how to get to him. The cases begin to link up and the past begins to catch up with Davie McCall in this enthralling tale of violence, corruption and divided loyalties.
Title Crow Bait
Author Douglas Skelton
ISBN 9781910021828
Binding Paperback
Author Bio DOUGLAS SKELTON is an established true crime author, penning eleven books including Glasgow’s Black Heart, Frightener and Dark Heart. He has appeared on a variety of documentaries and news programmes as an expert on Glasgow crime, most recently on STV’s In Search of Bible John. His 2005 book Indian Peter was later adapted for a BBC Scotland radio documentary which he presented. Blood City was his first foray into fiction.

Jail was hell for Davie McCall. Ten years down the line, freedom’s no picnic either. It’s 1990, there are new kings in the West of Scotland underworld, and Glasgow is awash with drugs. Davie can handle himself. What he can’t handle is the memory of his mother’s death at the hand of his sadistic father. Or the darkness his father implanted deep in his own psyche. Or the nightmares…

Now his father is back in town and after blood, ready to waste anyone who stops him hacking out a piece of the action. There are people in his way. And Davie is one of them.
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