Title: Ghost In The Machine
Author: Ed James
Stars: 4.75 Stars out of 5
A brilliant nitty gritty Scottish police detective story. I took an instant liking to the hard working Detective Constable Scott Cullen who had his doubts but pushes ahead to the dismay of his boss. This is the first book in a series and I look forward to reading all that comes forth from this excellent author.
I have rated this book 4.75 stars.
I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.
Detective Constable Scott Cullen of Lothian and Borders has only been three months in CID as a full DC. He is assigned a Missing Persons case which has stretched his uniform colleagues. Caroline Adamson - a young, recently divorced mother from Edinburgh - has disappeared whilst on a date. The more Cullen digs into her disappearance, the more he unravels her private life. Who was she on a date with? What happened during her divorce from Rob Thomson? As Cullen's own private life gets messier and the relationship with his DI deteriorates, Caroline's body turns up and he finds himself hunting for a ghost in the machine. Book one of the Scott Cullen series.
Kindle Edition, 317 pages
Published April 15th 2012 by Self-published
(first published April 13th 2012)
Ed James is the author of the self-published Scott Cullen series of Scottish police procedurals, featuring a young Edinburgh Detective Constable investigating crimes from the bottom rung of the career ladder he's desperate to climb. The first book, "Ghost in the Machine", has been downloaded over 400,000 times, hitting both the Amazon UK and US top 5.
Ed also publishes novels under the Thomas & Mercer imprint, the Dundee-based DS Vicky Dodds books and those featuring DI Simon Fenchurch, investigating crimes in London's east end.
In order to write full-time, Ed gave up a lucrative career in IT project management, where he filled his weekly commute to London by writing on planes, trains, and automobiles, managing to complete three full-length novels in just seven months. He lives in East Lothian, Scotland.