'A rattling good read'
This is a novel with an ingenious fast moving plot. A Highland Laird is killed by a high velocity bullet. The action doesn't stop there, but escalates in a series of deaths and incidents which appear to hinge round a mountain rescue team.
There are investigators as well as the police, one is a rescuer / poacher, crofter / an expert chess player and a Highland Games competitor. He is, it transpires, talented in criminal investigation and even ballistics.
Also there is a Wee Free minister, a rescue team member, who has a passion for hot motor cycles as well as the Gospel!
An international flavour is introduced with interest in a disused mine. Each chapter carries danger for the team with murder always close to hand. The book is alive with characters and it has a sense of reality as it is written by a world expert on mountain rescue and an international mountaineer.
There is no cheating on the part of the author; the plot is logical but few who-did-it guru's have managed to point a finger at the murderer until the second last chapter - can you do better?
The book was written in the early 1970's and was scheduled to be published, but due to a series of Amazonian get rich expeditions searching for Inca treasure, the Mss was put in a drawer where it remained until recently. It has been published independently with restricted distribution. The result has been prices for second hand copies being advertised for up to £99.00! Relax - you can purchase it for just £6.99, including postage in the UK or £11.99 for delivery to North American, Australian and New Zealand addresses or £8.99 for countries in the European zone.
Just drop an email to Hamish at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will let you know how to obtain this book.