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The Last Witness
- Paperback - Polygon
James Machie was a man with a genius for violence, his criminal empire spreading beyond Glasgow into the UK and mainland Europe. Fortunately, James Machie is dead, assassinated in the back of a prison ambulance following his trial and conviction. But now, 5 years later, he is apparently back from the grave, set on avenging himself on those who brought him down. Top of his list is his previous associate, Frank MacDougall, who unbeknownst to D.C.I. Jim Daley, is living under protection on his lochside patch, the small Scottish town of Kinloch.
The Lost World
- Paperback - Ulverscroft
A scientific expedition sets out to explore a plateau in South America that remains frozen in time from the days when prehistoric creatures roamed the Earth.
Lexican Variation And Attrition In The Scottish Fishing Communities
- Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
This title deals with dialect death and the attrition of specifically local lexis in traditional dialects, focusing on a representative sample of fishing communities along Scotland's east coast.
- Paperback - Buried River
Andy Hunter is a single father trying to balance the demands of a 2-year-old daughter, and interfering but well-meaning mother-in-law and a job he is always in danger of losing. So, when he receives a series of delayed e-mails from his late wife Lindsay telling him to date, it seems like a good idea. With Lindsay's e-mails spurring him on, Andy weaves a path of disharmony and chaos amongst his close friends and family, but soon discovers he is not cut out for modern dating.
Lords Of Mars
- Paperback - Black Library
Pursued by vengeful eldar, Magos Kotov's Explorator armada heads into a newly revealed area of space in pursuit of ancient secrets. As the Adeptus Mechanicus forces and Black Templars Space Marines tackle the twin threats of the wrathful aliens and insurrection aboard the fleet, a greater danger reveals itself.
Lion Rampant: The Memoirs Of An Infantry Officer From D-Day To The Rhineland
- Paperback - B&W
'Lion Rampant' is the author's graphic account of his experiences as a front-line infantry officer with the King's Own Scottish Borderers during the desperate battle for Normandy and the Allied advance into Germany.
Lovely, Lovely Pirate Gold
- Paperback - ReadZone
When the pirate captain stumbles across a treasure map all the crew are very pleased. All pirates like loot! Unless, that is, it's an old boot!
The Last Refuge
- Hardback - Simon & Schuster
The Faroe Islands. Forty-nine thousand people. Seventy thousand sheep. Eighteen islands. Nineteen connecting tunnels. Four traffic lights. One murder in twenty-five years. Until now. When Ryan arrives on the Faroe Islands, determined to sever all ties with his previous life and make a new start, he is surprised by how quickly he is welcomed into the close-knit community. He soon finds a job in the fishing industry and makes friends - and enemies. But no matter what he changes in his outward life, the debilitating nightmares that haunt Ryan's dreams just won't leave him alone. Then the sleepy peace is shattered by an almost unheard of crime on the Island. Murder. A specialist team of detectives will have to be brought in all the way from Denmark to help the local police, who are completely ill-equipped for a manhunt of this scale.
Lighting Candles: A Paramilitary's War With Death, Drugs And Demons
- Paperback - Black & White Publishing
When Manny McDonnell was 12 he awoke to discover British troops surrounding his home in the toughest area of trouble-torn Belfast. Encouraged by a fiercely Republican mother, he took to the streets with other school kids, throwing bricks, bottles and petrol bombs at soldiers. Jailed at 15 for having IRA links, he became a unit commander leading deadly missions for the INLA before joining the IPLO. But his decades of commitment to a free united Ireland turned to disillusion when bombs killed two little boys. By then he was a regular visitor to Scotland, where he befriended major gangland player Paul Ferris and then became the right-hand man of Tam 'The Licensee' McGraw. This is an account of one man's nightmare journey through blood, bombs, bullets and smuggling.
- Boards - Scholastic
This colourful board book is packed with noisy vehicles from the building site. Pre-school children will love turning the chunky shaped pages and discovering a big bulldozer, a busy digger, a tall crane, a spinning cement mixer and noisy dumper.