4 Stars review of Carillion on Amazon.

Many Thanks

4.0 out of 5 stars Well constructed yarn, 2 Feb. 2017
This review is from: Carillion: 10 Days (Kindle Edition)
Nicely paced with enough intrigue to keep you reading. Plenty of twists and turns as our hero gets give the run around from all quarters. Characters well drawn and more or less believable. Decent copper in a difficult situation, with a backdrop of ganglords fighting over turf while all the while trying to make sure a royal visit comes off without a hitch. It’s got all the usual tropes who can he trust? Is he being set up to take the fall? And an ex wife to keep him off balance. Set amidst the near incessant rain and post industrial landscape of Glasgow and the west of Scotland.
What’s next for Carillion? Hopefully Mr Hill will give him another run out and he can join the already well established cannon of Scottish crime fiction. Also a couple of arch villains for him to cross swords with over the next few episodes.
What’s not to like. Well worth a few quid and a couple of return journeys between Edinburgh and Glasgow.


My work background is in operational meteorology and in my career I have been involved in forecasting for everything from bananas to jumbo jets.I joined the Met Office 1974 as an observer at Glasgow Airport. After training as a forecaster, I worked as an Operational aviation forecaster at various defence sites and airports. In 1982, I moved to Glasgow Weather Centre as a forecaster and STV broadcaster till 1988. He then took up a post as Senior Forecaster London Weather Centre, then Senior Forecaster ITV where I qualified as a trainer in presentation techniques for the ITV Association. After being diagnosed with MS, he moved into management and became Head of London Weather Centre in 1997 followed by a period of front-line management for Southern England and Europe covering London and Cardiff Weather Centres and the Met Offices on defence stations from Akrotiri in Cyprus to St Mawgan in Cornwall. He took up the post of Met Office Chief Advisor for Scotland & Northern Ireland in March 2008 and moved to Edinburgh. I retired in September 2014. My one claim to fame is once performed a comedy sketch on TV with Manuel (Andrew Sachs) from Fawlty Towers in support of Comic Relief.

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