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The Hanging Shed [Format Kindle]

Gordon Ferris

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Glasgow, 1946: The last time Douglas Brodie came home it was 1942 and he was a dashing young warrior in a kilt. Now, the war is over but victory's wine has soured and Brodie's back in Scotland to try and save childhood friend Hugh Donovan from the gallows. Everyone thought Donovan was dead, shot down in the war. Perhaps it would have been kinder if he had been killed. The man who returned was unrecognizable: mutilated, horribly burned. Donovan keeps his own company, only venturing out for heroin to deaden the pain of his wounds. When a local boy is found raped and murdered, there is only one suspect...
Donovan claims he's innocent but a mountain of evidence says otherwise. Despite the hideousness of the crime, ex-policeman Brodie feels compelled to try and help his one-time friend. Working with Donovan's advocate Samantha Campbell, Brodie trawls both the mean streets of the Gorbals and the green hills of western Scotland in their search for the truth. What they find is an unholy alliance of church, police and Glasgow's deadliest razor gang, happy to slaughter to protect their dark secrets. As time runs out for the condemned man, and the tally of murdered innocents rises, Brodie reverts to his wartime role as a trained killer. It's them or him.

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Glasgow, 1946. The last time Douglas Brodie came home it was 1942 and he was a dashing young warrior in a kilt. Now, the war is over but victory's wine has soured and Brodie's back in Scotland to try and save childhood friend Hugh Donovan from the gallows.

Everyone thought Hugh was dead, shot down in the war. Perhaps it would have been kinder if he had been killed. The man who returns from the war is unrecognizable: mutilated, horribly burned. Hugh keeps his own company, only venturing out for heroin to deaden the pain of his wounds. When a local boy is found raped and murdered, there is only one suspect.

Hugh claims he's innocent but a mountain of evidence says otherwise. Despite the hideousness of the crime, ex-policeman Brodie feels compelled to try and help his one time friend. Working with advocate Samantha Campbell, Brodie trawls the mean streets of the Gorbals and the green hills of western Scotland in their search for the truth. What they find is an unholy alliance of troublesome priests, corrupt coppers and Glasgow's deadliest razor gang, happy to slaughter to protect their dark and dirty secrets. As time runs out for the condemned man, the murder tally of innocents starts to climb. When Sam Campbell disappears, it's the last straw for Brodie, and he reverts to his wartime role as a trained killer. It's them or him...


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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 512 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 314 pages
  • Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence : 1848877684
  • Editeur : Corvus (1 mars 2011)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B004G5YVT6
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Tartan noir at its best! 13 février 2011
Par T. J. Mathews - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
1946. Glasgow. Douglas Brodie, former policeman and battle-tested veteran of the 51st Highland Division, is summoned home by a childhood mate and rival in romance. Hugh Donovan, suffering from horrible wartime injuries and an addiction to heroin, has been convicted of the rape and murder of his former lover's young son. Faced with a corrupt police department, vicious Glasgow razor gangs and an insurmountable amount of damning evidence, Brodie and Advocate Samantha (Sam) Campbell have their work cut out for them if they are to keep him from a date with the hangman.

Part Lee Child and part Thirty-nine Steps, The Hanging Shed is a rollicking thriller that kept me reading well into the night. I hope that Ferris has more adventures in store for Brodie and Sam.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 The Hanging Shed 6 février 2011
Par PepeWing - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
This was my first book by the author Gordon Ferris and I was far from disappointed, could not put the book down and of course late for work next morning. The principle character is Brodie, ex Army Paratrooper back to his home town in Glasgow as a civilian during 1946 on a mission to try and save an ex friend of the past from the gallows. The scene set during that period so close to the end of WW2 runs away with one's imagination where the Pound Note went a long way, communications not taken for granted as present times, no fax machine, no mobile phone and coastal transport of passenger car ferry propelled by paddle wheel. Bent police, Glasgow razor gangs are after Brodie and the race continues to save his friend. The suspense is sometimes unbearable and the page turning is almost irresistible, fast and plenty of surprises throughout. I wait with impatience for the next Brodie adventure by Gordon Ferris.

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Powerful thriller 29 mars 2011
Par Crime Lover - Publié sur Amazon.com
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This is a terrific book. The writing is special. I read a review of it by crime writer Sam Millar, on New York Journal of Books, and he really praised it. I think this is the author's debut crime novel, and if it is, what a terrific achievement. I will be waiting eagerly for his follow-up. The ex-cop in the story, Brodie, is an excellent character. Very dark, the way a good thriller should be.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Now I understand 11 mai 2014
Par Martin Crosbie - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
I rarely read this genre but the book is set in the area where I grew up. And, it had so many glowing reviews. Now I understand why. Brodie is a hell of a character. He blends perfectly into this time period amidst the dirty streets of Glasgow and Kilmarnock. With his imperfections you still want him to win. Without giving too much away, I was totally drawn into this world and hated when my eyes wouldn't stay open any longer to read more. Truly a fantastic read. I kept waiting for the cliché or old, tried and true plot twist but it never came. I was able to escape into the story and it felt genuine to me.
Highly recommended!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 More of Brodie, please 4 février 2011
Par Swizzlestick - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
This was one of the first books I bought for my Kindle, based on all the excellent reviews. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and read it at two sittings.

Brodie fits my idea of a real hero - reckless, tenacious, merciless, and fallible. The villains are as hateful as villains ought to be, and the list of victims grows at a most satisfying pace.

Sometimes I find that reading Scottish dialogue is painful to the point of being incomprehensible, but the author has used a light hand, retaining the "Scottishness" while not making it a struggle to understand.

A real page-turner with some unexpected twists. I hope the author has more Brodie adventures lined up.

If you're a Jack Reacher fan, I think you'd enjoy this book.
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