Life for a Life (Paperback)

A DCI Gilchrist Investigation

By T. Frank Muir

Chicago Review Press, 9781613733240, 400pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2015

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When a young woman’s half-frozen body is found on Fife’s Coastal Path, buried in snow and with the remnants of a rope manacle around her wrist, DCI Gilchrist takes the case. But Gilchrist’s investigation uncovers a bloody trail of shootings and executions that lead him to the heart of a human trafficking war. Links to Scotland’s foremost criminal family, the Home Office, and a ruthless killer intent on expanding his territory pull Gilchrist deeper into this murderous web until he comes face-to-face with the most dangerous man he has ever met.

About the Author

T. Frank Muir is a Scottish crime novelist known for his DCI Andy Gilchrist mysteries, which include Eye for an Eye, Tooth for a Tooth, and Hand for a Hand. He lives on the outskirts of Glasgow, Scotland.

Praise For Life for a Life: A DCI Gilchrist Investigation

“Everything I look for in a crime novel.”  —Louise Welsh, author, A Lovely Way to Burn

“A tense, fast-paced crime novel.”  —Scottish Review of Books

“The completely unexpected plot twists and the simple humanity of the characters have you hooked.”  —Scots Magazine

“St Andrews has long been crying out for its own crime series: top man Frank Muir, for providing it, with work that’s as mysterious as the place itself. DCI Gilchrist is set for a long career.” —Quintin Jardine, author of the Bob Skinner mystery series

“Book four in T. Frank Muir’s DCI Gilchrist Investigation series is a true crime fighting murder mystery loaded with action, humor, horror, and heart.” —Foreword Reviews

"an irresistible blend of police procedural and thriller." —Mystery Scene

Life for a Life is one of the most atmospheric and gripping crime novels I've come across in a long while.” —Reviewing the Evidence