For Those Who Know the Ending

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He has to clear thoughts of Joanne and thoughts of the past out of his mind. He has to think about himself, his situation. Think about the next hour. The last thirty-two years don't matter; whatever remains of the rest of his life doesn't matter. It's the next hour. In that hour, everything will be decided.

Usman Kassar is comfortable in his older brother's shadow, for now. Staying off the radars of the big players lets him plan big scores with little danger of detection. But dangerous jobs will get you noticed, whether you want them to or not.

Martin Sivok is a gunman without a target. An outsider in a new city who doesn't know how to make a fresh start. But when you desperately need doors to start opening, someone like Usman might just persuade you to pull at the wrong handle - like the one that opens a safe full of dirty money. Dirty money that the Jamieson organization, one of the most dangerous criminal outfits in town, wants back.

Any job can have brutal consequences when it threatens the reputation of Nate Colgan. Nate can't help being frightening; a man with darkness inside him. As the reluctant 'security consultant' for a fracturing criminal organization, he knows that unless he recovers the stolen money quickly, much more than his livelihood will be on the line. But if you've been forced into a job that you know could be your ending, how hard will you fight to keep it?

A multi-layered, humane and unnerving portrait of gangland Glasgow, For Those Who Know the Ending is the gripping new novel from the award-winning Malcolm Mackay.

This is a writer who has had critics attempting to come up with new adjectives to praise him
Independent
Mackay is a natural storyteller, able to jump from one hurtling train of action to another
Washington Post
Gripping and vivid . . . Mackay succeeds magnificently
Guardian

About Malcolm Mackay

Malcolm Mackay was born and grew up in Stornoway where he still lives. His much-lauded Glasgow-set novels have won the Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read Award and the Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award and have been shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award for Best Crime Debut of the Year and the Scottish First Book of the Year Award.

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Books by Malcolm Mackay

Every Night I Dream of Hell
Every Night I Dream of Hell
The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter
The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter
The Night the Rich Men Burned
The Night the Rich Men Burned
The Sudden Arrival of Violence
The Sudden Arrival of Violence
How a Gunman Says Goodbye
How a Gunman Says Goodbye

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