Paying for it

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Random House, 2009 - Detective and mystery stories - 343 pages
17 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  - 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

Review: Paying For It (Gus Dury #1)

User Review  - Andy - Goodreads

Probably one of the best crime thrillers I have ever read, looking forward to reading more about Gus Dury :) Read full review

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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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