The Night the Rich Men Burned by Malcolm Mackay audiobook

The Night the Rich Men Burned

By Malcolm Mackay
Read by Angus King

Little, Brown & Company 9780316271769
11.82 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Oliver Peterkinney and Alex Glass, two friends from Glasgow's desperate fringes, become involved in one of the city's darkest and most dangerous trades: debt collection. While one rises quickly through the ranks, the other falls prey to the industry's addictive lifestyle, accumulating steep debts of his own. Meanwhile, the three most powerful rivals in the business -- Marty Jones, ruthless pimp; Potty Cruickshank, member of the old guard; and Billy Patterson, brutal newcomer -- vie for prominence. And now Peterkinney, young and darkly ambitious, is beginning to make himself known. Before long, violence will spill out onto the streets, as those at the top make deadly attempts to outmaneuver one another for a bigger share of the spoils. Peterkinney and Glass will find themselves at the very center of this war; as the pressure builds, each will find their actions -- and inactions -- coming back to haunt them. But it is those they love who will suffer most . . . The Night the Rich Men Burned is a novel for our times, and Mackay's most ambitious work to date, proving that in Glasgow's criminal underworld, there's nothing so terrifying as money. "Malcolm Mackay has created his own world." -- The Sunday Times [UK] "A sharp-edged morality play delivered with the relentless intensity of machine gunfire." -- Library Journal

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Summary

Summary

Oliver Peterkinney and Alex Glass, two friends from Glasgow's desperate fringes, become involved in one of the city's darkest and most dangerous trades: debt collection. While one rises quickly through the ranks, the other falls prey to the industry's addictive lifestyle, accumulating steep debts of his own. Meanwhile, the three most powerful rivals in the business -- Marty Jones, ruthless pimp; Potty Cruickshank, member of the old guard; and Billy Patterson, brutal newcomer -- vie for prominence. And now Peterkinney, young and darkly ambitious, is beginning to make himself known. Before long, violence will spill out onto the streets, as those at the top make deadly attempts to outmaneuver one another for a bigger share of the spoils. Peterkinney and Glass will find themselves at the very center of this war; as the pressure builds, each will find their actions -- and inactions -- coming back to haunt them. But it is those they love who will suffer most . . . The Night the Rich Men Burned is a novel for our times, and Mackay's most ambitious work to date, proving that in Glasgow's criminal underworld, there's nothing so terrifying as money. "Malcolm Mackay has created his own world." -- The Sunday Times [UK] "A sharp-edged morality play delivered with the relentless intensity of machine gunfire." -- Library Journal

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A sharp-edged morality play delivered with the relentless intensity of machine gunfire Library Journal
Don't pick up a Mackay book unless you've got spare time. They're habit-forming. Janet Maslin, The New York Times
Malcolm Mackay has created his own world. The Sunday Times [UK]
It's been a long time since so many pages went by so fast.... Mackay is a natural storyteller.... Surprisingly rewarding ... a thriller trilogy that thrills. Dennis Drabelle, The Washington Post
Mackay's devilishly intricate storylines ultimately converge with lethal force. Vick Mickunas, Dayton Daily News
A bracing taste of Tartan Noir . . . A powerful morality tale . . . [Mackay] delves deeply into the psyches of his characters. Margie Romero, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Author

Author Bio: Malcolm Mackay

Author Bio: Malcolm Mackay

Malcolm Mackay’s acclaimed debut series, the Glasgow trilogy, has been nominated for countless international prizes. The first of the series, The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter, was short-listed for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award, the Theakson Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, and long-listed for the the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller of the Year. Mackay was born in Stornoway on Scotland’s Isle of Lewis, where he still lives.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 11.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English