Everyone is searching for Billy Brogan and his sister, Marianne. Marianne’s ex-husband Kenneth Scott is gunned down in his home and two men are found dead in Billy’s West End flat. But Billy is on the run to Spain, with the money that was meant to pay the hit man who killed Kenneth.
Now the hit man remains in Glasgow, seeking not just his fee for his job but the elusive Marianne. The woman has been a mature student of Dr Solomon Brightman, psychology lecturer at Glasgow University and criminal profiler. Why, when she meets him unexpectedly in a Glasgow bookshop, does she tell him she owes him such a lot? And what is her relationship to Amit, the educated Pakistani refugee from Lahore? DCI Lorimer is given the news that psychological profiling is no longer allowed following a case of wrongful arrest down South, but can his friendship with Solly produce the necessary clues in this case? And will Solly be able to find his missing student before time runs out for her?
Hennessey’s solitude is about to be invaded by the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen
From his porch, Hennessey watches the slender beauty emerge from the cream-colored sedan and stride onto his turf like she owns it. The renowned mystery author has his own reasons for retreating to this remote island, but the woman he calls Heaven is a riddle he’s determined to solve.
All Venny McClure wants is to stop running. She hoped her aunt’s home in this offshore sanctuary would keep her safe from her abusive ex-husband. But when she meets the handsome, green-eyed caretaker, she burns with excitement. Venny doesn’t want to fall for Hennessey—he lives in self-imposed solitude and harbors his own secrets—but how long can she resist a man who makes her feel so protected and desired, tempting her to give in to the love that could be their heaven right here on earth?
The ordinary lives of Gary McKinnon and his mother Janis changed dramatically one morning in 2002 when police interviewed Gary about hacking into US government computers. Three years later, on 7 June 2005, he was arrested. Extradition seemed certain and so, fearing that Gary would take his own life rather than be taken away, Janis began her extraordinary battle. Facing up to sixty years’ incarceration, Gary was vilified by the authorities, who described his actions as ‘the biggest military computer hack of all time’. The truth was rather less dramatic – Gary was searching for signs of UFOs. When he discovered that thousands of NASA and Pentagon computers had no passwords or firewalls he started to leave notes warning that their security was deeply flawed. It was only in 2008 after a TV interview that an expert in autism phoned Gary’s solicitors and said he was sure that Gary was suffering from Asperger’s syndrome. The stakes were now even higher. The US judiciary had all the might of the world’s greatest power. But it had not reckoned on Gary’s mother. This is the story of how one woman squared up not only to the Pentagon but also to the British judicial and political systems. It is a book about a mother who took on the world and won.