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rank 1889
word count 19271
date submitted 27.11.2011
date updated 24.12.2011
genres: Fiction, Thriller, Crime
classification: universal
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Duty Man

William H.S. McIntyre

Justice is blind - which is handy because sometimes you need to pull a fast one.

 

The continuing trials and tribulations of Scots defence lawyer, Robbie Munro as he joins battle in the fight for truth and justice; hoping truth and justice don't win too often or Munro & Co. will be out of business. When local lawyer Max Abercrombie is gunned down in cold blood, the historic town of Linlithgow is shocked by its first assassination in five hundred years. Robbie, Max’s childhood friend, is appalled to find himself duty bound to act in the accused's defence, but when his investigations reveal a link between his friend’s murder and that of a High Court judge many years before, he wonders if his client might actually be an innocent man. The more Robbie digs into the past, the closer he gets to the truth and the more the bodies pile up.

 
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crime, law, legal thriller, mystery, police procedural

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Jack Waters wrote 250 days ago

Hi William. Just read four chapters of your novel. This is well written and very readable. Each chapter is a perfect length and you capture the small town Scottish criminal very well. The main character is well fleshed out and I like the way he is living on the edge, taking things one day at a time. Running just to stand still so to speak. It's a great story, opens well, and continues to get better. Can't find a fault with Duty Man at all (not that I was looking) will continue to read, and leave a comment when I know more of what is going on. A flurry of stars to be beamed your way.

Regards
Jack Waters
Reuben Falls, Dark Legacy.

ksmendo wrote 844 days ago

Now that's a good jacket cover!!

Happy New Year,

Karyn

whsm wrote 848 days ago

Ah, I've just read the FAQ's. Looks like I can lodge as many books as I like. Just the cover problem to solve. Not sure if there is a max. file size. I'll try again - come Boxing Day.

whsm wrote 848 days ago

Thanks for your kind comments. I did post the first story but couldn't manage to add its book cover, so I tried the second and the cover worked, but when I recently tried to change the cover (as it was pretty rubbish) it all went horribly wrong! So,I'm back to square one. I'm not too good at re-sizing jpg's. Is it possible to post two stories at the same time on here? Or three? I've had #1 and #2 on Amazon for a few months and put #3 on today. Seem to be doing okay, but I've no time to market even of I had the know-how. Cheers - and happy Christmas. W.

I love the writing here. It captured me immediately with its fluidness and intelligence that's clearly at publishing standard. One of the few books here I've bookmarked to read all of. It helps that I’m a big fan of the British legal genre.

How is it that you posted the second story in the trilogy and not the first?

Will shelf this as soon as space is available.

Cheers

whsm wrote 859 days ago

Thanks Karyn. I totally agree with you re. the book cover. I'm in the process of changing it.
William

William,
I really like this story. Your writing flows smoothly and I love the ease of your style. You paint a vivid picture with your words and I like being in Robbie's world. My only criticism is your jacket cover - I don't think it pairs well with your story, I think you need something sleeker, something that speaks of mystery. Your story is much better than your jacket art.

Karyn

Michael Jones wrote 859 days ago

Up to C6 and totally immersed in this, William. I really admire the way you handle 'first person' you have a great 'voice' in Robbie Munro. The whole five chapters resonated pretty well .. couldn't find anything wrong ... just smooth, pacey writing. Dialogue is good, realistic. An interesting yarn is promised here, told well.

I'll be coming back to finish up - got your book and another on here to finish - so can't be stalling :)

This will live on my shelf for a while at some point, until then have some starlight.

Mick

ksmendo wrote 861 days ago

William,
I really like this story. Your writing flows smoothly and I love the ease of your style. You paint a vivid picture with your words and I like being in Robbie's world. My only criticism is your jacket cover - I don't think it pairs well with your story, I think you need something sleeker, something that speaks of mystery. Your story is much better than your jacket art.

Karyn

whsm wrote 874 days ago

Hello William , this rips along at a tremendous rate and is full of confidence and verve, the milieu you describe is clearly familiar to you, which is always a major bonus .I do have one criticism - the scene with the Lithuanian prisoner seems much too short - granted that he speaks English. Watchlisted and starred.Would you be able to look at the first chapter of my novel 'A Buccaneer' , with best wishes from Strachan Gordon



Yes, I'd be happy to take a look at it. How do I do that exactly? I'm new.

Warrick Mayes wrote 874 days ago

Will,

Read, enjoyed, highly rated.
Didn't spot any errors or clunky sentences to spoil the read. Your style is easy to read and enjoyable. Light humour and good characterisation make this an excellent read.

Best regards
Warrick

strachan gordon wrote 874 days ago

Hello William , this rips along at a tremendous rate and is full of confidence and verve, the milieu you describe is clearly familiar to you, which is always a major bonus .I do have one criticism - the scene with the Lithuanian prisoner seems much too short - granted that he speaks English. Watchlisted and starred.Would you be able to look at the first chapter of my novel 'A Buccaneer' , with best wishes from Strachan Gordon

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