The Last Witness
The Last Witness
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‘The Last Witness has an excellent trait that is essential to all crime stories: that is wonderful, affable and realistic protagonists’ – Dundee University Review of the Arts
'Universal truths … an unbuttoned sense of humour … Engaging and eventful' – The Wall Street Journal
'Sure-footed … A must read!' – The Book Reporter
A compelling lead … Satisfyingly twisted plot' – Publishers Weekly
'Striking characters and shifting plots vibrate with energy' – The Library Journal
James Machie was a man with a genius for violence, his criminal empire spreading beyond Glasgow into the UK and mainland Europe. Fortunately, James Machie is dead, assassinated in the back of a prison ambulance following his trial and conviction. But now, five years later, he is apparently back from the grave, set on avenging himself on those who brought him down. Top of his list is his previous associate, Frank MacDougall, who unbeknownst to D.C.I. Jim Daley, is living under protection on his lochside patch, the small Scottish town of Kinloch. Daley knows that, having been the key to Machie’s conviction, his old friend and colleague D.S. Scott is almost as big a target. And nothing, not even death, has ever stood in James Machie’s way . . .
Denzil Meyrick was educated in Argyll, then after studying politics, joined Strathclyde Police, serving in Glasgow. After being injured and developing back problems, he entered the business world, and has operated in many diverse roles, including director of a large engineering company and distillery manager, as well as owning a number of his own companies, such as a public bar and sales and marketing company. Denzil has also worked as a freelance journalist in both print and on radio. His first novel, Whisky from Small Glasses, was published by Ringwood in 2012.