Blind Eye, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (3 ratings)

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The Number One bestselling detective series. Nothing keeps a crime hidden like fear, and DS Logan McRae hits a dead-end in this 5th crime thriller from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. `You can't be an eyewitness if I cut out your eyes...' Someone's preying on Aberdeen's growing Polish population.

The pattern is always the same: men abandoned on building sites, barely alive, their eyes gouged out and the sockets burned. With the victims too scared to talk, and the only witness a paedophile who's on the run, Grampian Police is getting nowhere fast.

The attacks are brutal, they keep on happening, and soon DS Logan McRae will have to decide how far he's prepared to bend the rules to get a result. The Granite City is on the brink of gang warfare; the investigating team are dogged by allegations of corruption; and Logan's about to come to the attention of Aberdeen's most notorious crime lord...

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780007342570

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Another cracking crime novel in this series. Riveting and, in places, gruesome but also gritty with humour.Back Cover Blurb:Someone's preying on Aberdeen's growing Polish population. The pattern is always the same: men abandoned on building sites, barely alive, their eyes gouged out and the sockets burned.With the victims too scared to talk, and the only witness a paedophile who's on the run, Grampian Police is getting nowhere fast. The attacks are brutal, they keep on happening, and soon DS Logan McRae will have to decide how far he's prepared to bend the rules to get a result.The Granite City is on the brink of gang warfare; the investigating team are dogged by allegations of corruption; and Logan's about to come to the attention of Aberdeen's most notorious crime lord.....

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3.5

Still traumatised by his unwitting foray into cannibalism in the previous novel, DS Logan McRae has become a vegetarian and acquired a new girlfriend, the red-headed Goth and forensic analyst known [to us] only as Samantha. DI Insch is absent, replaced by the unlikable - not that Insch was anything to write home about but his habit of stuffing himself with a wonderful assortment of sweets was interesting - DSI Finnie, and DI Roberta Steel is still very much in evidence, fiddling with her bra-straps, investigating her cleavage and yanking at the crotch of her pants in her usual fashion. Members of Aberdeen's Polish community have been targetted in a particually stomach-turning way - their eyes are gauged out and the sockets set alight: the victims are not killed outright, although doubtless many of them would be happier dead. But none of the survivors are talking and the only witness is a paedophile who is unwilling to be found. Because DI Insch has retired, McRae is left with no bulwark again Steel and, to make matters worse, she is hellbent on getting him to donate semen: Steel's wife Susan wants a baby and since they have been turned down by the adoption agencies, McRae's sperm seems the way to go.Blind Eye is excellent, as always with MacBride, but I must admit I didn't enjoy it as much as some of the other books. Simon McLeod, the dodgy bookie from The Surf and Turf betting shop brings a local element to play as the Aberdeen crime lords get involved.: meanwhile, McRae goes to Krakow in Poland in pursuit of answers. Gloriously gruesome but far from his best.

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4

DS Logan McRae is on a losing streak which only gets worse when members of Aberdeen's Polish population are attacked in a vicious way, the city is on the verge of gang warfare, and someone on the force is taking direction from at least one of the major warlords. A properly bloody installment in a very gruesome, but quite realistic series; nobody is all good/bad or all clever/stupid and everyone has the potential for heroics or for messing up. I especially enjoyed DI steel's attempts at becoming less rough (so that she and her wife can pass the adoption agency interview) by installing a "swear box" at the office, only to be the only one that has to contribute to it. I do sometimes feel bad for McRae when all forces turn against him, but he can handle it and usually end up, if not on, then at least reasonably close to the top.

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