The Glasgow Trilogy

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 133 ratings

The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter Publisher's Summary

It's easy to kill a man. It's hard to kill a man well.

A 29-year-old man lives alone in his Glasgow flat. The telephone rings; a casual conversation but behind this a job offer.

The clues are there if you know to look for them. He is an expert. A loner. Freelance. Another job is another job, but what if this organization wants more?

A meeting at a club. An offer. A target: Lewis Winter, a necessary sacrifice that will be only the first step in an all-out war between crime syndicates, the likes of which hasn't been seen for decades.

It's easy to kill a man. It's hard to kill a man well. People who do it well know this. People who do it badly find out the hard way. The hard way has consequences.

©2015 Malcolm Mackay (P)2015 Hachette Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter

    • By: Malcolm Mackay, Angus King - contributor
    • Narrated by: Angus King
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    A 29-year-old man lives alone in his Glasgow flat. The telephone rings; a casual conversation but behind this a job offer. The clues are there if you know to look for them. He is an expert. A loner. Freelance. Another job is another job, but what if this organization wants more?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A British Answer To Elmore Leonard? Its That Good!

    • By Charles Atkinson on 07-01-15

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter

    • By: Malcolm Mackay
    • Narrated by: Angus King
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    A 29-year-old man lives alone in his Glasgow flat. The telephone rings; a casual conversation, but behind this a job offer. The clues are there if you know to look for them. He is an expert. A loner. Freelance. Another job is another job, but what if this organisation wants more? A meeting at a club. An offer. A brief. A target: Lewis Winter. It’s hard to kill a man well. People who do it well know this. People who do it badly find out the hard way. The hard way has consequences.

    Regular price: $19.18

  • Book 2

    • How a Gunman Says Goodbye

    • By: Malcolm Mackay
    • Narrated by: Angus King
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    How does a gunman retire? Frank MacLeod was the best at what he does. Thoughtful. Efficient. Ruthless. But with his health failing him, how long before he's no longer of use to his employers?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story

    • By bill on 01-23-17

    Regular price: $22.80

    • How a Gunman Says Goodbye

    • By: Malcolm Mackay
    • Narrated by: Angus King
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    How does a gunman retire? Frank MacLeod was the best at what he does. Thoughtful. Efficient. Ruthless. But is he still the best? A new job. A target. But something is about to go horribly wrong. Someone is going to end up dead. Most gunmen say goodbye to the world with a bang. Frank’s still here. He’s lasted longer than he should have...

    Regular price: $20.65

  • Book 3

    • The Sudden Arrival of Violence

    • By: Malcolm Mackay
    • Narrated by: Angus King
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    The stunning conclusion to Malcolm Mackay's lauded Glasgow Trilogy returns listeners to the city's underworld: a place of dark motives, dangerous allegiances and sudden, tragic ends. It begins with two deaths: a money-man and a police informant. Deaths that offer a unique opportunity to a man like Calum MacLean. A hit man who has finally had enough of killing.

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Sudden Arrival of Violence

    • By: Malcolm Mackay
    • Narrated by: Angus King
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    He's touching the front of his coat, feeling the shape of the gun. Should have got rid of it. On any other night, any other job, he would. This isn't any other job. This, he intends, will be his last... It begins with two deaths: a money-man and a grass. Deaths that offer a unique opportunity to a man like Calum MacLean. A man who has finally had enough of killing. Meanwhile two of Glasgow's biggest criminal organisations are at quiet, deadly war with one another. And as Detective Michael Fisher knows, the biggest - and bloodiest - manoeuvres are yet to come...

    Regular price: $21.31