The Shift

It is 1989 and fresh-faced graduate Angus Thoroughgood has just become Z325 Constable Thoroughgood and has exchanged the cosy cloisters of Glasgow University for the broken streets of Lennox Hill, Z Division, the frontier posting that no rookie wants.

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The Shift is an exceptionally gritty read and one that will transport the reader back to the summer of 1989 and is based on the author s experiences after he joined Strathclyde Police on July 31, 1989.

It is interwoven with a fictionalised account of the Ice Cream War and the Northern Ireland troubles spilling over into Glasgow.

Drawing heavily from his experiences as a Glasgow cop Mitchell has created the critically acclaimed and award-nominated DS Thoroughgood detective series spanning Parallel Lines: The Glasgow Supremacy, the Scottish Crime best seller The Hurting: The Glasgow Terror and The Longest Shadow.

The Shift is a prequel which is the latest and perhaps most compelling outing yet in the Thoroughgood thrillers.


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