Glasgow has the largest population of Scotland. Coal and iron deposits bestowed the city until the seventies into wealth and prosperity. With the decline of heavy industries in Europe, the vultures took off his tracks via Glasgow. Whole industries have been closed. The city suffered from mass unemployment
The embossed predominantly by the impoverished working class milieu and the bad image -. Glasgow had the highest murder rate in the United Kingdom – form a perfect setting and offer enough explosive material for a dark thriller with social criticism touch, free of categorical clue.
Christopher Brookmyre was born in 1968 in Glasgow and is in town at the time of their greatest problems grew. awarded literary prizes, the author is now known beyond Scotland. “Whoever wakes sleeping dogs” (Mit a purchase through this link to support you my offer-danke!”
Between garbage containers, a body is found. Everything points to a revenge killing by warring drug gangs out . the highly motivated and conscientious Commissioner Catherine McLeod is charged with the investigation of the crime.
Dutifully, she commutes between household with two young children along with a significantly younger husband and the current case back and forth. more and more it finds itself in the machinations of a corrupt transitional whose know stitches are removed at the top, and that. These people will for years be protected by all means that their good deals run undisturbed.
While Catherine starts investigating the gang war on. Two raging mafia leaders are surreptitiously liquidated. due to a warning that something in a locker Explosive located, has Catherine the Zentralbahnh of be completely clear.
This unique opportunity uses an informed criminal to rob a jeweler. To
In the second, parallel storyline Brookmyre builds a investigator of a different kind. The twenty-year-old Jasmine Sharp has maintained until her death her mother suffering from cancer. But they had to give up her training at the drama school in Edinburgh. Now she is alone and destitute and not quite know what to become of her. Uncle Jim is a veteran police officer. He is not only a restless spirit, but also has the old connections. As a private investigator he accepts queries of all kinds And Uncle Jim has pity on the insecure, deeply sad, lass made on himself. Jasmine can start with him a few customers observe, sort a bit files. A great help is Jasmine him not. Awkwardly she screwed up her first assignment: When she wants to put a defaulting at his doorstep to talk, they tangled in strange stories
the ever-reliable Jim Sharp not appear on Monday in his office.. Neither he can be reached at the phone can still be found in his apartment. Jasmine feels that something is wrong. In the police reports Uncle Jim as missing, but real commitment does not suggest to meet her. Because it is placed back on itself and overwhelmed, but determined to find her uncle.
What did he last worked? A certain Anne Ramsay had asked Uncle Jim; they can search for their parents and her brother Charlie, still a child more than twenty years ago, when Anne had disappeared without a trace. Jasmine makes contact to Anne on – and apparatus characterized in a vortex danger. she owes her life to forty years’ Tron Ingram. But the guy is her uncanny, he exudes evil, his eyes have terrible fear Even after this Ingram had Jim want to search -. The file was still untouched in the office. It was a debt collector, a killer, who then had a different name and vanished without a trace twenty years ago. Still Jasmine does not know the context and can not imagine why you Ingram manfully stands aside …
The author does not connect the two plot lines only on the figure Tron Ingrams but also in content. Professional Catherine and the two pseudo criminologists Jasmine and Tron cover incredible, long-standing smooth running machinations at all levels. Shops and felt were so far-side loss is recognized only a few unwelcome witnesses as collateral damage for all parties concerned a win-win situation in which on the had to …
Christopher Brookmyres “Who wakes sleeping dogs “is a rock-solid conceived thriller full of unexpected twists. The author is far to overwhelm us with brutal action or mature scenes; his focus is on the design of the atmosphere of the city, the various milieus and the Commissariat “Organized Crime Unit Special Task Force” whose name “was longer than the list [of] convictions” that had brought about, and its zurechtgeschusterte abbreviation LOCUST are ( “grasshopper”) rise to all sorts ridicule. His characters breathe Brookmyre humanity one – even with many evil that was supposed to be a good one, a feeling of sympathy creeps
Good thriller entertainment to rapidly read and -. As the title and the provocative presentation of hint book – not to take too seriously always