Created by Russel D. McLean
"I've already shot a man this evening,
-- a practical man, that J. McNee is.
McNee quits the police force after a horroriffic car crash that killed his girlfriend and left him shattered, both physically and psychologically, so I guess he has a reason for all the moping. Fortunately McLean conjures up more than a mere pity party -- he's got a fresh, original voice, full of heart and sly black humour, and he makes McNee a surprisingly compelling figure, a swirl of grief and guilt and surprising anger.
This is great stuff -- one of the more consistent and powerful new series of recent years. For those who like thier P.I. fiction strong, black and unsweetened, without annoying globs of sentimental whipped cream and saccharine-infused sprinkles, I highly recommend you make the acquanitance of Mt. McNee.
The author has written articles and reviews for Crime Spree Magazine, The Big Thrill, At Central Booking and Crime Scene Scotland, while his short fiction has been published in crime magazines and web sites (including Thrilling Detective) in both the US and the UK. He lives in Dundee, Scotland. Where else?
--Thomas Gaughan in Booklist
The author's offical site.
Russel explains why he decided to bring Sam back...
Report submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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