The Long Knives

The Long Knives

Summary

The highly-anticipated second instalment in the CRIME trilogy, now a hit TV Series

In Edinburgh, Detective Inspector Ray Lennox is investigating a brutal crime...

Ritchie Gulliver MP is dead. Castrated and left to bleed in an empty Leith warehouse. Vicious, racist and corrupt, many thought he had it coming. But nobody could have predicted this.

After the life Gulliver has led, the suspects are many - corporate rivals, political opponents, the countless groups he's offended. And the vulnerable and marginalised, who bore the brunt of his cruelty.

As Lennox unravels the truth, and the list of shocking attacks grows, he must put his personal feelings aside. But one question refuses to go away: who are the real victims here?

'Sharp, fearless, passionate and brilliant' Independent

'An ingeniously plotted and propulsive thriller' Literary Review

Reviews

  • An ingeniously plotted and propulsive thriller... bristling with risky satire and moral disgust.
    Literary Review

About the author

Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh was born and raised in Edinburgh. His first novel, Trainspotting, has sold over one million copies in the UK and was adapted into an era-defining film. He has written thirteen further novels, including Crime and the number one bestseller Dead Men's Trousers, four books of shorter fiction and numerous plays and screenplays. Irvine Welsh currently lives between London, Edinburgh and Miami.
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