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By Alex Chisholm

Banana Pier is a pacey and worrying novel set within the ultimate frenzied days of Soviet communism during which fiction collides with truth. ethical ambiguities which underpin our society are printed in a narrative of advanced characters and unforeseen hyperlinks among Scotland, the Soviet Union and northern eire, the place worldwide avid gamers are obvious of their household settings and the place a few discussion is within the Aberdeen dialect, Doric. It opens with a pressured and obsessive tirade from Tommy MacHardy in dialog with journalist Ian Ross, who's investigating covert army actions in Ulster related to Brigadier Bell of TAGOil. Ross is set to bare the British government’s function in Northern eire and its infiltration of paramilitary teams yet draws the eye of neighborhood detectives DI Bonnie younger and DS Dave Millar at the case of blackmail at TAGOil. The motion switches among Scotland and the USSR the place former Gordon Highlander, Coulthard, is brought to small-time criminals Zhdanov and Dolgoruky, fresh affiliates of laptop specialist and artist Alexei Grigoryev. Coulthard is deciding to buy ‘scrap’ from dissatisfied Soviet army officials yet the place are the guns headed – and what has Coulthard received to do with the united kingdom govt? A gripping novel that may attract lovers of political thrillers, Banana Pier is galvanized through a few of Alex’s favorite authors, together with John le Carre, Henning Mankell and James Hogg, whose paintings The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner Alex’s novel has been in comparison to.

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