Heads or Hearts
by Paul Johnston

Maverick ex-cop Quint Dalrymple returns to investigate a series of gruesome murders in a near-future independent Edinburgh.

Independent Edinburgh, 2033. The Council of City Guardians has been forced to relax its grip on citizens and the borders are no longer secure. Then a human heart is found on a football pitch. Maverick investigator Quint Dalrymple is called in – but before he makes much progress, a citizen’s headless body floats down a canal.

Quint uncovers a link to the planned referendum over Edinburgh joining a reconstituted Scotland. But who is behind the killings and mutilations? Are the city’s notorious gangs responsible, or does the solution lie with the rulers of Edinburgh and other former Scottish states? Quint must dig deep to save the Council from collapse, and to retain both his head and heart…


“"Johnston skillfully fleshes out his despotic future, making it easy for readers to buy into his imagine world”

Publishers Weekly

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Heads or Hearts by Paul Johnston is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278850361st August 2015146 X 223mm256$28.99
Hardback978072788503630th April 2015146 X 223mm256£20.99
Ebook97817801065641st August 2015N/A240$10.99
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Paperback97818475160535th April 2016139 X 216mm256$17.95
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