書名:Beast o （ISBN=9780151014538）
In his short career as Manchester’s most indestructibleprivate eye, Callum Innes has been run over by a car, beaten withinan inch of his life, shot in the ear, left for dead on a desertroadside, and halfway blown up by a car bomb. Now, mourning the death of his addict brother, walking with acane, and barely able to speak following a massive drug-relatedstroke, Cal is a wreck. Enter Manchester ganglord Morris Tiernan tomake his life even worse. Tiernan’s ne’er-do-well son Mo has gonemissing, and Cal Innes is the only person the distraught gangstertrusts enough to conduct the search. There’s nobody Cal would liketo find less, but you don’t say no to Uncle Morris. And it turnsout that Innes is not the only one working the case — the corruptand parasitic Detective Sergeant “Donkey” Donkin has a vestedinterest in the fate of the Tiernans, as well as a long-standinggrudge against the intrepid private eye. In this fourth and final installment of the Cal Innes series, ourhero gives up acting as a pawn in Manchester’s underworld disputes.He has his own burdens to bear and scores to settle — with theTiernan family, with Sergeant Donkin, and with the darkness in hisown past.
RAY BANKS has been a double-glazing salesman, a croupier, adole monkey, and various degrees of disgruntled temp. The author ofThe Big Blind, Saturday’s Child, and No More Heroes, he was born inKirkcaldy, Scotland, and now lives in England.