Gavin Law was a whistleblower.
Now he’s missing.
Just another case for Glasgow PI, Charlie Cameron, until he discovers there is more to Law and his disappearance than anyone imagined.
Wallace Maitland, the surgeon responsible for leaving a woman brain-damaged may have abandoned his sacred oath and become a killer. Did the hospital which refused to accept responsibility for the tragedy have Law silenced permanently? Or, with his wife little more than a vegetable, has David Cooper, believing he has been betrayed yet again, taken justice into his own hands?
Charlie comes to realise the world of medicine can be a dangerous place.
Across the city, East End gangster, Sean Rafferty is preparing to exploit the already corrupt city council in a multi-million pound leisure development known as Riverside. The project will be good for Glasgow. But not everybody is keen to work with Rafferty.
With more than money at stake, Sean will do anything to get his way.
His motto, borrowed from his old man, is simple. Never take a no from somebody who can give you a yes.
If that means murder, then so be it.
Charlie has crossed Rafferty’s path before and lived to tell the tale.
He may not be so lucky a second time.
Before The Devil Know’s You’re Dead is the third novel in the PI Charlie Cameron series. As there is a character from the first book in the series that is in this book who Charlie has a history with, I would recommend reading the first book at least before reading this one.
It seems to be getting to be the norm in a lot of crime novels to have two threads running alongside each other throughout a story. I have to say this makes a more gripping read and ensures that the author has the readers attention.
Charlie seems to be doing well with the business side of things and his cases certainly make for an intriguing read. His love life sadly isn’t as straight forward. I don’t know if its just me but he brings out the mothering instinct in me, in that I care about his wellbeing and want to see him happy.
The story line to do with David Cooper is one that really got to me. It can’t be easy to go through what him and his wife have and it makes for some thought provoking reading.
Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead is yet another good read in the series. The author manages to keep me guessing and keeps his cards close to his chest so that I never know what quite to expect. This is sure to be a hit with fans of the series, new and old.
My thanks to Bloodhound Books for an advanced copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead is out now and available to purchase from Amazon.