The character of Jack Laidlaw is full of morality and desperate sadness. He is not looking for motives for murders, but for reasons and for people. More than discovering crimes, he wants to fathom the depths of the human soul, including his own. In this novel William McIlvanney is able to portrait both an atypical detective and Glasgow’s environment and its underworld. An intensely exciting book.
Translation edited by Sabrina Macchi