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  • Location: Orkney

The Killing Tide

The Killing Tide

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2000s:  After a fierce storm hits Scotland, a mysterious cargo ship is discovered in the Orkney Isles.

  • ISBN: B08TX38J36
  • Genre: Crime, Police Procedural

What you need to know before your trail

After a fierce storm hits Scotland, a mysterious cargo ship is discovered in the Orkney Isles. Boarding the vessel uncovers three bodies, recently deceased and in violent circumstances. Forensic scientist Dr Rhona MacLeod’s study of the crime scene suggests that a sinister game was being played on board, but who were the hunters? And who the hunted?

Meanwhile in Glasgow DS Michael McNab is called to a horrific incident where a young woman has been set on fire. Or did she spark the flames herself?

As evidence arises that connects the two cases, the team grow increasingly concerned that the truth of what happened on the ship and in Glasgow hints at a wider conspiracy that stretches down to London and beyond to a global stage. Orcadian Ava Clouston, renowned investigative journalist, believes so and sets out to prove it, putting herself in grave danger.

When the Met Police challenge Police Scotland’s jurisdiction, it becomes obvious that there are ruthless individuals who are willing to do whatever it takes to protect government interests. Which could lead to even more deaths on Scottish soil . . .

Travel Guide

From Glasgow to Orkney

The usual stomping ground for Lin Anderson is Glasgow but here we head to Orkney and what a treat! In the hands of this author, the landscape is bleak, raw and very wild. Here it is used to extreme with a bit of history and the wild rugged landscape and its fishing heritage brought into play.

After a fierce storm hits Scotland, a mysterious cargo ship is discovered with three bodies on board….This is a wild sea, there are craggy rocks and dangerous waters. Add to that a ship destroyed in violent circumstances and the bodies have been the victim of even more violence.

This is a wild landscape that is unexpected and it carries a sense of foreboding. This is nature in its most raw state. Ships, raw weather, nature left o its own devices and the remoteness of the Orkney isles join to make this a setting you will never forget.


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Destination/location: Orkney Author/guide: Lin Anderson  Departure Time: 2000s

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