The Sudden Arrival of Violence

The Sudden Arrival of Violence

Malcolm Mackay / Nov 13, 2019

The Sudden Arrival of Violence The stunning conclusion to Malcolm Mackay s lauded Glasgow Trilogy returns readers to the city s underworld a place of dark motives dangerous allegiances and sudden tragic ends It begins with two de

  • Title: The Sudden Arrival of Violence
  • Author: Malcolm Mackay
  • ISBN: 9780316337328
  • Page: 301
  • Format: Paperback
  • The stunning conclusion to Malcolm Mackay s lauded Glasgow Trilogy returns readers to the city s underworld a place of dark motives, dangerous allegiances and sudden, tragic ends.It begins with two deaths a money man and a police informant Deaths that offer a unique opportunity to a man like Calum MacLean A hit man who has finally had enough of killing.Calum plans an uThe stunning conclusion to Malcolm Mackay s lauded Glasgow Trilogy returns readers to the city s underworld a place of dark motives, dangerous allegiances and sudden, tragic ends.It begins with two deaths a money man and a police informant Deaths that offer a unique opportunity to a man like Calum MacLean A hit man who has finally had enough of killing.Calum plans an unprecedented escape just as his employers need him the most Glasgow s biggest criminal organizations are gearing up for a final, fatal confrontation.The panic over Calum s abrupt disappearance may finally give Detective Michael Fisher the chance he need to close the case of a lifetime But first, he must track down a man who has become a master of disappearance A man who has staked his life on staying in the shadows.

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        Malcolm Mackay was born and grew up in Stornoway where he still lives The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter, his debut, is the first of a trilogy set in the Glasgow underworld.


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    1. Όπως και τα δυο προηγούμενα, και αυτό δεν απογοητεύει στο ελάχιστο. Ο Καλουμ πλέον θέλει να αποσυρθεί αλλά δεν ειναι εύκολο όταν πλέον εισαι στην ομάδα του Τζειμσον. Επίσης, καλό θα ειναι να μη μπλέξεις τον αδερφό σου στον βούρκο που ζεις


    2. Have delayed writing a review of this one, as I am in a state of denial that this marvellous trilogy has reached its final curtain. Having been bowled over by the fist two instalments, The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter and How A Gunman says Goodbye (and bored everyone interminably with how good they are) Malcolm Mackay finishes his Glasgow Trilogy with a bang and not a whimper…Redolent of the spare, gritty prose that Mackay has now gained a reputation for, and reminiscent of that colossus of [...]


    3. Synopsis/blurb.The stunning conclusion to Malcolm Mackay's lauded Glasgow Trilogy returns readers to the city's underworld: a place of dark motives, dangerous allegiances and sudden, tragic ends.It begins with two deaths: a money-man and a police informant. Deaths that offer a unique opportunity to a man like Calum MacLean. A hit man who has finally had enough of killing.Calum plans an unprecedented escape just as his employers need him the most. Glasgow's biggest criminal organizations are gear [...]


    4. Calum MacLean wants out of the business. Unfortunately, his business is killing people, and his employers have a vested interest in keeping him in. Can a simple gunman buck the system and get out of a life of crime unscathed?Malcolm Mackay attempts to answer this question in the third and final installment of his Glasgow Underworld Trilogy, "The Sudden Arrival of Violence".Calum doesn't like killing; he's just really good at it. He doesn't mind it when the victims deserve it, but after a recent [...]


    5. This was very good - I admire Mackay's talent and very much enjoy the style of this trilogy, rapid paced, realistic characters in how they speak and act, the plot compelling and believable, a triumph of the author to make such a complex cast of people (most of whom are criminals or bent cops) a group in which the reader feels some empathy and hence takes an interest.I commented that #2 in the series had left me slightly disappointed, it felt like a bit of a come-down from the very stylish opener [...]


    6. REVIEW: THE SUDDEN ARRIVAL OF VIOLENCE by Malcolm McKayThe third and concluding crime thriller in author Malcolm McKay' s GLASGOW TRILOGY, THE SUDDEN ARRIVAL OF VIOLENCE is keen, riveting, gritty "Glasgow Noir." What's a highly accomplished hit man to do if he wants to opt out of the game? He has two options: death--or play a very cunning and clever ploy of his own, pitting a triad of competitive, greedy, crime bosses against each the other, and turn the police on to then all. Very tricky, very [...]


    7. This is the third book in the "Glasgow" trilogy by Malcolm Mackay. All three can be described as "Tartan Noir". Starting with "The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter" which is Mr Mackay's debut novel, leading straight into "How a Gunman Says Goodbye" and finishing with "The Sudden Arrival of Violence", these are gripping tales set in the underworld of Glasgow crime.Mr Mackay has a new and fascinating writing style and has given us a lead, Calum MacLean, that you really shouldn't like. However, we a [...]


    8. Δεν με απογοήτευσε ο Mackay ούτε στο τρίτο και τελευταίο βιβλίο της σειράς.Υπέροχη σχεδόν καταιγιστική γραφή,σε πιάνει από το λαιμό και δε σ’αφήνει.Θα περιμένω με αγωνία το επόμενο βιβλίο του Σκωτσέζου.


    9. Compelling inevitability. A mark of great fiction is that its denouement is inevitable. You can guess what would befall the characters. But, here, even though you know the ending, the author keeps you guessing how the story will get there. He compels you to turn the page. Bravo!


    10. Het is aan te raden de Glasgow-trilogie op volgorde te lezen, want het verhaal loopt door en de personages ontwikkelen zich. De uitgever komt (nieuwe) lezers hierin tegemoet: wie 'Een plotselinge uitbarsting van geweld' (= deel 3) koopt, kan tot 12 maart 2015 de e-books van de delen 1 en 2 gratis downloaden (zie laatste pagina van deel 3). Voor info over de auteur en sfeertekening et cetera verwijs ik naar mijn recensies van 'De onvermijdelijke dood van Lewis Winter' (= deel 1) en 'Hoe een huurm [...]



    11. This is the final novel in The Glasgow Trilogy, and it is a wonderful way to wrap up the series, living up to the high standard set by the earlier novels: “The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter” and “How a Gunman Says Goodbye.” The war between crime syndicates is coming to a showdown.From the publisher: It begins with two deaths: A moneyman and an informant. The deaths offer a unique opportunity to a man like Calum MacLean. A hitman who has finally had enough of killing. It’s never easy [...]


    12. It was gratifying to see Malcolm Mackay get back to good form on this final part of his Glasgow underworld trilogy. Where his short, staccato interior monologues had just become tedious in the second book, they returned in this novel to driving the tense plot forward, without ever making you certain where it would end up.As this book opens, young hit man Calum MacLean is engaged in a brutal job, killing the milquetoast money man for his boss' rival, and making his unwitting driver dig his own gr [...]


    13. This was one of the books submitted to the Crime Writers' Association in the best thriller category, for which I was a judge. While I really like Malcolm Mackay, the novel did split the judges. I was certainly gripped by it and nominated it for the long list, but several other judges found it to be cold, with no likeable characters. It is true that this tale of the rise of darkly brutal and ambitious Oliver Peterkinney in Glasgow is full of compromised and often unpleasant characters. Here, the [...]


    14. This book is the story of a hitman, Calum MacLean and his efforts to leave his lifestyle and organized crime. He enlists the aid of his brother to help disappear. Meanwhile, crime bosses are battling it out and people are being killed. Calum does one last job, and knowing his boss won't expect to hear from him directly after, he runs off to his brothers place. He has his brother get him a false identity from a forger and is almost ready to go. Until the forger 'grasses' on him and things get cra [...]


    15. Was slightly disappointed with this one as I'd really enjoyed the previous two in the series especially the second one. This one was written in the same unique style but seemed to drag a bit and be too long whereas I raced through the previous two. Think it was because I felt that some of the actions of the main protagonists didn't seem right and fit with what their characters were - either making silly mistakes or betraying key colleagues. The ending was a bit of a damp squib too - and there wa [...]


    16. A gunman is tired of his life and the hurt that he causes, so decides to go on the run from his employers – will his plan work or will even more people get damaged?I thought this book had a great story and compelling writing. If you enjoy gritty crime thrillers this is definitely worth looking at.


    17. As the third part of a trilogy, this book is best enjoyed after you've devoured its two predecessors; if you're coming to it cold you're only getting a small part of a much bigger picture. It's a superbly satisfying and desperately sad conclusion to an extraordinary series.



    18. Is dit derde deel even goed en spannend als de vorige twee delen? Ja zeker.Wordt er naar een climax toegewerkt? Ge moogt gerust zijn.Geschiedt er gerechtigheid? Grotendeels wel. De huurmoordenaar waar het allemaal om draait komt er uiteindelijk ongestraft van af maar dat vond ik al bij al nog niet zo erg. Na drie boeken had ik toch al wat sympathie voor hem gekregen.Over de stijl en het ritme dat Mackay in deze trilogie hanteert ga ik hier niet meer uitweiden. Die zijn al genoeg aan bod gekomen [...]


    19. A good series this one. Very gritty and has a high level of detail about what it would actually be like to live in the world of Glasgow gangsters. The need to eliminate somebody who has been a friend or colleague for many years is described in a very effective way. DI Fisher as the hard-nosed detective who is obsessed with bringing down the major criminals in the city is also very well drawn. Looking forward to more of these from this author.


    20. Definitely the best of the three, but you needed the other two to set this one up. Arrogance, greed and stunningly poor judgement lead to one botched plan after another in this convoluted story. Just goes to show that only looking out for number one is never going to lead to the success of any organization. Oops! Have I said too much?


    21. More than satisfactory conclusion to the trilogy, with a couple of loose ends realistically left untied. The author has succeeded, in my view, in creating an assassin with some sympathetic characteristics.



    22. I made the mistake of reading #3 in the trilogy before #2. However, I found it too alike #1 and will not read #2.





    23. The finale of a three-novel series about a Glasgow hit an- the slow, inexorable workings of his fate and those of others were absolutely mesmerizing. What is it about the Scots and their fantastic mystery writers? This series relied more on character than setting (Glasgow is almost another character in Denise Mina's brilliant novels, though she also does great characters).



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