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No Man's Land

McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime, 2019

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781472127587

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 11th April 2019

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

‘A true rising star of crime fiction’ Ian Rankin

‘Wonderfully grisly and grim, and a cracking pace’ James Oswald

‘A frantic, pacy read with a compelling hero’ Steve Cavanagh

War is coming to No-Man’s Land, and Connor Fraser will be ready.

A mutilated body is found dumped at Cowane’s Hospital in the heart of historic Stirling. For DCI Malcolm Ford it’s like nothing he’s ever seen before, the savagery of the crime makes him want to catch the murderer before he strikes again. For reporter Donna Blake it’s a shot at the big time, a chance to get her career back on track and prove all the doubters wrong. But for close protection specialist Connor Fraser it’s merely a grisly distraction from the day job.

But then another bloodied and broken corpse is found, this time in the shadow of the Wallace Monument – and with it, a message. One Connor has received before, during his time as a police officer in Belfast.

With Ford facing mounting political and public pressure to make an arrest and quell fears the murders are somehow connected to heightened post-Brexit tensions, Connor is drawn into a race against time to stop another murder. But to do so, he must question old loyalties, confront his past and unravel a mystery that some would sacrifice anything – and anyone – to protect.

From Dundee International Book Prize and Bloody Scotland book of the year nominee Neil Broadfoot comes the first gripping thriller in the white-knuckle Connor Fraser crime series.

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Praise for Neil Broadfoot:

‘Tense, fast-moving and bloody. Broadfoot’s best yet’ Mason Cross

‘Broadfoot is here, and he’s ready to sit at the table with some of the finest crime writers Scottish fiction has to offer’ Russel D. McLean

‘Tension that’ll hold you breathless’ Helen Fields

‘Crisp dialogue, characters you believe and a prose style that brings you back for more . . . a fine addition to a growing roster of noir titles with a tartan tinge’ Douglas Skelton

‘This is Broadfoot’s best to date, a thriller that delivers the thrills: energetic, breathlessly paceyand keeping you guessing till the end’ Craig Russell

‘Neil Broadfoot hits the ground running and doesn’t stop. With the very beating heart of Scotland at its core, your heart too will race as you reach the jaw dropping conclusion of this brilliant thriller. First class!’ Denil Meyrick

‘A deliciously twisty thriller that never lets up the pace. Thrills, spills, chills and kills’ Donna Moore

‘An explosive, gripping page-turner with dark and utterly twisted murders. Simply brilliant!’ Danielle Ramsay

‘An atmospheric, twisty and explosive start to a new series by one of the masters of Scottish fiction. Get your wee mitts on it’ Angela Clarke

‘No Man’s Land is a stunning, fast-paced, multi-layered thriller. Disturbing political unrest and psychological horror written with great confidence by Neil Broadfoot, who has one hand on Ian Rankin’s crown as the king of Scottish crime’ Michael Wood

‘[A] gritty and fast-moving tale of shifting loyalties set against the backdrop of Scottish and Irish politics’ Nick Quantrill

‘Definitely a must read for all lovers of Tartan Noir: or anyone else who simply wants to enjoy a compelling tale’ Undiscovered Scotland

Reviews

It's a thrill a minute in No Man's Land, a high-octane thriller introducing us to close protection specialist, Connor Fraser
Nick Quantrill
Great set of characters, wonderfully grisly and grim, and a cracking pace. Top stuff!
James Oswald
Broadfoot is here, and he's ready to sit at the table with some of the finest crime writers Scottish fictions has to offer
Russel D. McLean
This is Broadfoot's best to date, a thriller that delivers the thrills: energetic, breathlessly pacey and keeping you guessing till the end
Craig Russell
Broadfoot is the real deal. A superb debut
Michael J. Malone on <i>Falling Fast</i>, Crimesquad.com
Gripping action [...] menacing undercurrents [...] The chapters are a series of stabs, swift, to the point. The knots in the plot unravel with timely stealth
Tom Adair, The Scotsman
A deliciously twisty thriller that never lets up the pace. Thrills, spills, chills and kills
Donna Moore
Definitely a must read for all lovers of Tartan Noir: or anyone else who simply wants to enjoy a compelling tale
Undiscovered Scotland
Crisp dialogue, characters you believe and a prose style that brings you back for more . . . a fine addition to a growing roster of noir titles with a tartan tinge
Douglas Skelton
An author on the top of his game
Crime Fiction Lover
A frantic, pacy read with a compelling hero
Steve Cavanagh
Gritty [with] a strong identity; very tartan noir crime fiction. The shock opening hooked me in and the well-developed characters, back stories, plot and sub-plots kept that interest going
Dundee Book Prize judge
Neil Broadfoot is one to watch
Magnus Linklater, The Scotsman
Cracking pace, satisfyingly twisty plot. A great read
James Oswald on <i>The Storm</i>
Neil Broadfoot hits the ground running and doesn't stop. With the very beating heart of Scotland at its core, your heart too will race as you reach the jaw dropping conclusion of this brilliant thriller. First class!
Denzil Meyrick