Gods and Beasts (Paperback)

A Novel (Alex Morrow)

By Denise Mina

Back Bay Books, 9780316188531, 352pp.

Publication Date: February 11, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (2/25/2013)
Compact Disc (5/14/2013)
Hardcover (2/26/2013)
Compact Disc (3/1/2013)
MP3 CD (3/1/2013)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (4/1/2013)
Hardcover, Large Print (5/22/2013)

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A brilliant new thriller featuring Detective Inspector Alex Morrow, dragged deep into a dangerous political conspiracy after investigating a robbery.

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 The End of the Wasp Season, Still Midnight, Slip of the Knife, The Dead Hour, Field of Blood, Deception, and the Garnethill trilogy, the first installment of which won her the John Creasey Memorial Prize for best first crime novel. She writes for the popular graphic novel series Hellblazer, and was selected by the Stieg Larsson estate to adapt The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Millennium Trilogy for a 6-part DC Comics graphic novel series. The End of the Wasp Season was the winner of the Theakstons Old Peculier Novel of the Year Award. Mina lives in Glasgow.