New Book, Carillion: Nowhere Man


My new book is now available for your Kindle. Enjoy, any thoughts gratefully received!

Carillion is back. After the farrago of the spring Royal visit, the summer has passed quietly but as the days get shorter tension is rising in the city; someone is killing drug dealers. Carillion has to persuade Police Scotland that the murders are the work of one individual and put an end to the killings. The hunt is on, but Carillion is not the only one looking for the murderer. The two Macs, heads of Glasgow’s underworld are also searching for the killer, but they have their own agendas.

DCI Carillion is again mired in more than just criminality. TheCovertemp2 pressure mounts when the killer contacts the press and openly mocks the authorities. And there’s a new member of the team to contend with. However, DI Pauline Macdonald doesn’t come without baggage. Her father, a well known corporate lawyer, has links with Glasgow’s underworld and the secretive Chinese hotel chain Bright White and unknown to Macdonald, he is on a police watch list.

And then there’s politics, Carillion is called to give evidence to a Parliamentary Committee whose remit is to oversee the operations of Police Scotland.  The outcome of the meeting could have profound implications throughout the country.

Praise for   Carillion: 10 days

An exciting very readable story. I especially enjoyed the contrast between the tensions within the Police Force and the desperate tensions within the mob.

cover-3The vibrant City of Glasgow is a great backdrop to this fast moving story. Plenty of loose ends to keep you guessing from the very first scene to the exciting final solution.

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.

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 not to like?

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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