Released on 27 August 2015.

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How a Gunman Says Goodbye

4.05 based on 297 ratings & 44 reviews on

2013 Winner

Deanston's Scottish Crime Book of the Year


Winner of the Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award

How does a gunman retire? Frank MacLeod was the best at what he does. Thoughtful. Efficient. Ruthless. But is he still the best?

A new job. A target. But something is about to go horribly wrong. Someone is going to end up dead.

Most gunmen say goodbye to the world with a bang. Frank’s still here. He’s lasted longer than he should have . . .

The breathtaking, devastating sequel to lauded debut The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter, How a Gunman Says Goodbye will plunge you back into the Glasgow underworld, where criminal organizations war for prominence and those caught up in events are tested at every turn.

Malcolm Mackay's award-winning The Glasgow Trilogy concludes in The Sudden Arrival of Violence.

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A thriller trilogy that thrills . . . Mackay has three great strengths. He knows (or, what is equally good, persuades us that he knows) whereof he writes . . . Second, Mackay is a natural storyteller, able to jump from one hurtling train of action to another without making the reader feel manipulated. And, third, he's got a voice to which we're happy to surrender.
Washington Post
Brutal but elegantly constructed
New York Times