After the accident, DC Cameron Stone had spent three months in intensive care before he could even recall what happened: the high speed pursuit of a vice baron through the night streets of Glasgow that had not only almost finished him but had taken the life of a teenage mother and her child. Then there'd been the message from Audrey on the back of a 'get well soon' card announcing that she had left him and taken their young son, Mark, with her. Booze, anti-depressants and therapy have all failed to enable him to resume his old job.So now Stone lives in a one-room flat in the worst part of town. He pays the rent by running errands for a private detective agency. His tasks include tracking down a teenage runaway and surveillance for a woman who thinks her husband is sleeping with her sister. He's also paid by his former colleagues, doing the work that's not quite clean enough for them to do themselves- like putting the fear of God into Jason Campbell, a newly released sex offender whose been seen hanging around the local High School in his soft-top Mercedes.Stone is having a bad week. Audrey is getting difficult about contact arrangements for Mark. She's moved into the plush home of a plastic surgeon: there's talk of marriage- and adoption for Mark. He finds his runaway in a brothel and just gets roughed-up for his trouble. There's the knife wielding kids who try to mug him on the stairs and the daubing on his front door: Burn in Hell Baby Killer. The only brightness on his horizon is his growing friendship with Liz, the sunny Irish nurse who lives on the next floor. But then petrol is poured through his letterbox and his flat ablaze. And now a stranger has turned up at the school and driven off with his son…
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
The story was lacking in continuity to me.
Would you ever listen to anything by Colin David Ingram again?
I probably wouldn't listen again to this author as he tends to spend too much time talking about society and what is wrong with it. When he was trying to be wise he just sounded judgemental to me.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
The biggest problem with this book was the narrator. First it should have been narrated with a scot accent since the whole thing was in scotland and not the united states. That was very disruptive to me. Also, some of the voices he used grated on my ears like nails on a chalkboard.
Any additional comments?
Listen to a sample first before you spend your money. It wasn't what I expected.