Every Night I Dream of Hell Malcolm Mackay
I love books by this Author. Malcolm Mackay writes from the other side of the law to most. The main protagonists in his books are criminals, they are not people you want to like, but somehow you still end up routing for them.
The book is set in Glasgow amongst an underworld that has recently been disorganised by one of the leaders being imprisoned.
The main character, Nate Logan, is an enforcer for the gang, a violent man with his own rules and values.
The core of the story is an attempted take over of the city’s underworld and the leadership of the gang Logan works for. In a world where nobody can be taken at face value Logan finds himself trying to work out who the enemy is.
Just to confuse matters the mother of his child appears to be trying to reenter his life; and at the same time a Detective Inspector, who is looking into the gang crimes, also makes an approach in an attempt to work with Logan to keep the violence which is erupting to a minimum. Between these two, his young apprentice, and his bosses his loyalties are tested to the limit
The book is a page turner. I’ve used the words morals before but McKay’s books test them like no other.
There is no good guy in this story, just bad ones. The tale is full of twists and turns. Who would you trust in the underworld of one of Britain’s most gang ridden city’s. In this book even their rule book and code of honour is ripped up.
If you want an easy read this is not for you. I read it on two long train journey’s and found that the time had flown by but the most read pages were the 5 at the front, the list of characters with a brief over view of who they are. This is not a criticism, in fact I think more authors should do the same, but without those pages I would have struggled to keep up with who was who, and where their allegiances were.
I don’t use a star ratting or anything like that. I rate a book by who I would recommend it to.
In this case I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this book to any of my friends.