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Death of an Addict (Hamish Macbeth, Bk 15)
Death of an Addict - Hamish Macbeth, Bk 15 Author:M. C. Beaton In the far north, isolation drives some men to drink and shelters others from the temptations of modern life. The drink might explain the reports of a sea monster near the dour village of Drim. The latter led young, recovering addict Tommy Jarret to rent a chalet from a local crofter. Despite the fears of some Lochdubh citizens, Hamish Macbeth d... more »idn't believe the fresh-faced lad would go back to drugs willingly... even when Tommy was found dead, apparently of an overdose.
Suspecting the Loch Drim monster is a hoax, and unable to forget Tommy's death, Macbeth goes to Strathbane, a nearby town, to infiltrate the local heroin trade. It's a daft scheme - and perhaps the most courageous thing Macbeth has ever attempted. It may also be the last thing he ever does.
Strathbane's chief superintendent is thrilled with Hamish's plan, so thrilled, in fact, that he brings up a notorious detective inspector from Glasgow to run the operation. The copper in question is Olivia Chater - aka "Concrete Knickers." Beautiful but cold, the tough-talking Olivia will pose as Macbeth's wife.
Thus begins a charade that would push two stubborn personalities into a war of wills and put an intractable Highlander in an Armani suit among the circling sharks of the underworld. And in either chilling situation it would be fatal for the constable to show vulnerability. Or fall in love.« less
Another great plot with Hamis now playing the part of an undercover officer who is supposed to be a drug lord! Unfortunately, Hamish has to work with an overbearing female superior. Hamish, along with the Det. Inspt olivia Chater, are almost killed when the cowardly, jealous Inspt Blair turns into a snitch. so much going on in this little book but Hamish get his man.