Paying for it

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Random House, 2009 - Dury, Gus (Fictitious character) - 343 pages
11 Reviews
Gus Dury once had a high-flying career as a journalist and a wife he adored. But now he is living on the edge, a drink away from Edinburgh's down-and-outs, drifting from bar to bar, trying not to sign divorce papers. But the road takes an unexpected turn when a friend asks him to investigate the brutal torture and killing of his son, and Gus becomes embroiled in a much bigger story of political corruption and illegal people-trafficking. Seedy doss-houses, bleak wastelands and sudden violence contrast with the cobbled streets and cool bistros of fashionable Edinburgh, as the puzzle unravels to a truly shocking ending.

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Review: Paying For It (Gus Dury #1)

User Review  - Jacqueline Tait - Goodreads

Took a little while to get into, quite a good plot, with a twist at the end. Dury kind of annoyed me to begin with but warmed to him by the end of the book, so will pick up the next and see where he ends up. Read full review

Review: Paying For It (Gus Dury #1)

User Review  - Rory Costello - Goodreads

I loved this. Though crime forms the foundation of this novel, it's really a story about humanity and family ties more than anything, especially fathers and sons. Gus Dury is a rich and multi-layered ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Tony Black lives in Edinburgh. An award-winning journalist, he has written for most of the UK national newspapers. He is currently writing his second Gus Dury novel, Gutted.

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