The Hurting: The Glasgow Terror
By (author) R. J. Mitchell
‘The Hurting: The Glasgow Terror’ finds Gus Thoroughgood recovering from injuries received in his adventures in ‘Parallel Lines: The Glasgow Supremacy’ and wondering whether to continue his career in the Glasgow Police force. Having handed in his resignation, he finds himself rejoining the force under duress on leaving the police convalescence home, Castlebrae. Thoroughgood and Hardie find themselves embroiled in a world of terrorism, shaking the foundations of the city they love. Terrorist attacks in and around Glasgow see the duo return to action, working with MI5 in a race against time to discover the source of these attacks. The second installment in a planned series of crime novels by R.J. Mitchell following the fortunes of DS Thoroughgood and DC Hardie, ‘ The Hurting: The Glasgow Terror’ is a fast-paced, rollercoaster ride through Glasgow’s seedy underworld and that of international terrorism. Drawing experience from his 12 year career as a police officer, R.J. Mitchell provides an accurate portrayal of police procedure while guiding the reader through an intricate plot of lies and subterfuge.
R. J. Mitchell
R.J. Mitchell graduated from Glasgow University in July 1989 with a master’s degree in Medieval History before joining Strathclyde Police Service later that year. After 12 years of police service, he started a new career as a sports journalist. He is currently a sportswriter with the Glasgow Evening Times. ‘Parallel Lines: The Glasgow Supremacy’ was his first novel based loosely on the author’s experiences and centering on the life and times of DS Gus Thoroughgood and DC Kenny Hardie.