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Before the Storm

(Book 18 in the William Lorimer series)
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Your favourite Scottish detective is back with a brand new case, one that threatens to destroy everything.

Inspector Daniel Kohi of the Zimbabwean police force returns home one night to find his worst nightmare has been realised. His family dead, his house destroyed, and in fear for his life, he is forced to flee the country he loves.

Far away in Glasgow, DSI William Lorimer has his hands full. Christmas is approaching, the city is bustling, and whilst the homicide rate has been relatively low, something much darker is brewing. Counter-Terrorism have got wind of a plot, here in Lorimer's native city, to carry out an unspeakable atrocity on Christmas Eve. They need someone with local knowledge to help them root it out and who better than the head of the Scottish Major Incidents Team.

But the investigation is complicated by a spate of local murders, and by the rumours that someone is passing information to criminal organisations from inside the police force. Soon Lorimer finds himself in desperate need of assistance. Then he meets an extraordinary man - a refugee from Zimbabwe whose investigative skills are a match for Lorimer's own . . .


'Immensely exciting and atmospheric' ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH
'Move over Rebus' DAILY MAIL
'Relentless and intriguing' PETER MAY
'Convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing'THE TIMES

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

March 2021 : UK Hardback

Title: Before the Storm (DSI William Lorimer)
Author(s): Alex Gray
ISBN: 0-7515-8000-7 / 978-0-7515-8000-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

November 2021 : UK Paperback

Title: Before the Storm (DSI William Lorimer)
Author(s): Alex Gray
ISBN: 0-7515-8001-5 / 978-0-7515-8001-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

March 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Before the Storm
Author(s): Alex Gray
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

March 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition

Title: Before the Storm (DSI William Lorimer Book 18)
Author(s): Alex Gray
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU