The Loner : The Life of Xavier Aislado (Hardcover)

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A brilliant new stand-alone thriller from Scotland's Crime Master

Xavier (Xavi) Aislado is a gentle giant, half Spanish and half Scot, brought up in Edinburgh by his grandmother Paloma Puig, a ferocious old lady whose grim brand of care sees him into his teens, until his father moves back to Spain, leaving him to grow up fast. His emergence into manhood is colorful and eventful. After a short career as a professional footballer, he turns to journalism with a bloody introduction to the trade, as his first assignment ends in violent death. Inevitably, Xavi's life and his love become entwined with his work, and he is immersed in tragedy, loss, and betrayal, going halfway around the world in search of a truth that may destroy him. Quintin Jardine?s evocation of Xavi?s fated world, of the towering being that is Grandma Paloma, and of his love, the beautiful, willful and hypnotic Grace Starshine, is an unforgettable story of a man riding a one-way train to oblivion. Will he escape, before it hits the buffers, full-speed?


Publisher Headline Book Pub Ltd
Mfg Part# 9780755357161
SKU 222071251
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0755357167
Release Date 11/1/2011
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0431
Publisher Headline Book Publishing
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