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Faber & Faber
FORMAT: Electronic book text
ISBN: 9780571270446
RRP: £6.99
PUBLICATION DATE: March 3, 2011

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Smokeheads

By (author) Doug Johnstone

Four friends, one weekend, gallons of whisky. What could go wrong? Driven by amateur whisky-nut Adam, four late-thirties ex-university mates are heading to Islay – the remote Scottish island world famous for its single malts – with a wallet full of cash, a stash of coke and a serious thirst. Over a weekend soaked in the finest cask strength spirit, they meet young divorcee Molly, who Adam has a soft spot for, her little sister Ash who has all sorts of problems and Molly’s ex-husband Joe, a control freak who also happens to be the local police. As events spiral out of control, they are all thrown into a nightmare that gets worse at every turn. A wild trip to the Scottish Highlands, Doug Johnstone’s debut on the Faber crime list is a classic violent thriller, doused with black humour.

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