Paying for It

Paying for It

Gus Dury Series, Book 1

eBook - 2013
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Perseus Publishing
Gus Dury once had a high-flying career as a journalist and a wife he adored. But now he is living on the edge, a drink away from Edinburgh’s down-and-outs, drifting from bar to bar, trying not to sign divorce papers. But the road takes an unexpected turn when a friend asks him to investigate the brutal torture and killing of his son, and Gus becomes embroiled in a much bigger story of political corruption and illegal people-trafficking. Seedy doss-houses, bleak wastelands and sudden violence contrast with the cobbled streets and cool bistros of fashionable Edinburgh, as the puzzle unravels to a truly shocking ending.

PAYING FOR IT is the first book in the Gus Dury series.


"a compelling and convincing portrayer of raw emotions in a vicious milieu"
The Times

"if you're a fan of Ian Rankin, Denise Mina or Irvine Welsh, this is most certainly one for you"
The Scotsman

"Black renders his nocotine-stained domain in a hardboiled slang that fizzles with vicious verisimilitude"
The Guardian

"Ripping, gutsy prose and a witty wreck of a protagonist makes this another exceptionally compelling, bright and even original thriller"
The Mirror

"Comparisons with Rebus will be obvious. But that would be too easy... Black has put his defiant, kick-ass stamp on his leading man, creating a character that deftly carries the story through every razor-sharp twist and harrowing turn."
Daily Record

"An authentic yet unique voice, Tony Black shows why he is leading the pack in British crime fiction today. Atmospherically driven, the taut and sparse prose is as near to the bone as you are ever likely to encounter in crime noir. Powerful."
New York Journal of Books

"With comparisons to the like of Irvine Welsh and William McIlvanney echoing in his ears, Tony Black has become a top-class author in his own right."
3AM Magazine

"Sharp pacing and with a wonderful narrative, Black delivers a book that can't be put down and will stick with you after reading. If this were Nascar, Black would be holding a lot of checkered flags."

Publisher: New York : Blasted Heath Ltd, 2013
ISBN: 9781908688422
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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