Eamon’s newfound happiness is shattered by the kind of murder that the government doesn’t want to believe happens anymore. Detective Maclean think he has the killer, but something worse than a body has been found beneath the waters of The Minch, something that should never have been brought to the surface, and now it is not just TV crews that are watching the village.
This novel is the second in a series set in and around the village of Duncul.
‘...beautiful writing about landscape, about cruelty, about loyalty,’
‘Errant Blood heralds the appearance of an entertaining and thought provoking new voice in Scottish writing - one who knows how to keep the reader turning the page.’
Calvinists, Anarchists and a Dutch eco-extremist intent on rewilding the area with wolves cluster round the small village of Duncul, where Afghan war veteran Eamon Ansgar lives alone in the castle by the Minch. A violent murder leads to a police investigation from outside, and the village is already attracting media attention for an alternative political convention soon to be held. Only Eamon suspects how murky the swirling currents of culture and counter-culture riddling the peninsula are. What are the three South African divers looking for at the bottom of the sea? Duncal has inadvertently become the epicentre of international activity and there is more trouble brewing. 'The Purified' is a gripping, intelligent thriller which races the reader to its spectacular conclusion.
The brewing conflict and danger lurking at sea is really well-conceived, broadminded in its grasp of the various factions like a Hieronymous Bosch painting in print!