Having faced his murderous father at the end of Crow Bait, Davie McCall now finds himself leading a normal life, but always on edge, ready for trouble.
When Dickie Himes is killed, war breaks out in the likes of which Glasgow has not seen in years and Davie is caught in the middle of something he never wanted. Police are investigating the murder, but justice is blind and coppers can be bought.
Haunted by his past and knowing that the darkness is in him, Davie must overcome not only the brutal Jarvis clan, but also himself. When a war is raging, no one is safe and Davie McCall has a target on his back.
|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. This series is his first foray into fiction.|
|Back Cover Text||Davie McCall has darkness inside him. A darkness that haunts him, but also helps him do despicable things to those trying to cause him and his friends harm.
When Dickie Himes is killed in a club owned by the Jarvis clan, it sparks a chain of events that Davie knows can only lead to widespread gang war on the streets of mid-’90s Glasgow. The police are falling over themselves to solve the crime, but when justice is so easily bought or corrupted, Davie needs to take matters into his own hands.
Davie has to contend with the ghosts of those he has failed, a persistent Hollywood actor and a scruffy dog with no name. When he finds a target on his back, will Davie be able to suppress the darkness inside him and refuse to kill…
Or will the devil’s knock be too tempting?