Book: A Dundee Detective by David Aitken
categories: Book, Crime, Romance, Humour, Drugs, Murder, Thriller, Scotland, Detective
David Aitken about this book: A slick assured modern thriller set in Scotland. A Chinese student has gone missing and local detective Scott Learmont is hired by the girl's uncle Cliff Kwan to find her. What follows is a stylish tale of murder, mayhem and romance in bonnie Dundee. Even though Dundee is where he now lives -- in a newly-renovated house by the beach -- Scott Learmont is a man with a colourful past. Recruited into the British security Service directly from his postgraduate degree at St Andrews University (he speaks Cantonese like a native of Hong Kong and Arabic like a Bedouin) he has worked undercover in some of the world's hot spots. Having saved a Chinese leader's life by putting himself in the way of a bullet, he has a private pension (hence the house by the beach) and is a "reluctant detective" at best. In the course of his search for Cliff Kwan's niece he becomes entangled with not only sultry Evita Wong, not only local estate agent Helen Branken, but also a very unpleasant Chinese professor who could give Moriarty a run for his money...
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