February's Son

Alan Parks

He finished his fag, flicked it out into the road, turned his coat collar up and ran through the sleet towards the doors of central
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The second dark and grimy Harry McCoy thriller from the most exciting new voice in Scottish noir

Bodies are piling up with grisly messages carved into their chests. Rival gangs are competing for control of Glasgow’s underworld and it seems that Cooper, McCoy’s oldest friend, is caught up in it all.

Detective Harry McCoy’s first day back at work couldn’t have gone worse.

New drugs have arrived in Glasgow, and they’ve brought a different kind of violence to the broken city. The law of the street is changing and now demons from McCoy’s past are coming back to haunt him. But vengeance always carries a price, and it could cost McCoy more than he ever imagined.

The waters of Glasgow corruption are creeping higher, as the wealthy and dangerous play for power. And the city’s killer continues his dark mission.

Can McCoy keep his head up for long enough to solve the case?

Bruised and battered from the events of Bloody January, McCoy returns for a breathless ride through the ruthless world of 1970s Glasgow.

“A riveting journey through the grim and gritty dark side of 1970s Glasgow … A powerful slab of tartan noir”

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“Pitch-black tartan noir, set in Seventies Glasgow … Compelling … With an emotional heart that’s hard to ignore”
daily Mail

“Excellent … Full of surprises, streaked with compassion – that highlights the art of tartan noir. McCoy and Cooper … make one hell of a damaged duo. Their fascinating relationship provides the real intrigue”
evening Standard

“[An] engaging tartan noir page turner”

“Parks’ writing style is to the point … The plot zips along … McCoy is a man many will enjoy spending time with. Casting agents will already be weighing which actor should pull on his raincoat”

Alan Parks

Alan Parks has worked in the music industry for over twenty years. His debut novel Bloody January was shortlisted for the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. He lives and works in Glasgow.

February’s Son is the second Harry McCoy thriller.