Remarkably assured, raw-boned, a tour de force
Very engaging as well as ingenious, and the unraveling of the mystery is excellently done
Well constructed, fast-paced, Jardine's narrative has many an ingenious twist and turn
Gritty cop drama that makes Taggart look tame
Praise for Quintin Jardine: 'If Ian Rankin is the Robert Carlyle of Scottish crime writers, then Jardine is surely its Sean Connery'
If you're looking for a detective whose personal life is as active, contradictory and complicated as his job then follow the Edinburgh exploits of Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner in Quintin Jardine's Skinner series
A complex and suspenseful saga that never flags from start to finish
More twists and turns than TV's Taggart at its best