The Blood Tree
On the cover
Independent Edinburgh - a tourists paradise,
a citizens paradox. Its 2026. The birth-rate is down
in the Councils perfect city and gangs of disaffected
kids roam the streets. A break-in at the former Scottish Parliament
archive is rapidly followed by two gruesome murders, the victims
mutilated and covered with blood-drenched branches.
Under the watchful eyes of the guardians, renegade
investigator Quintilian Dalrymple is called in to establish a pattern
and to stop the roots of violence spreading.
But Quints investigation is driven in a
different direction when Edinburghs brightest teenagers are
abducted to the much-feared democratic state of Glasgow.
What Quint finds there will change his life forever...
Quint Dalrymple faces his toughest case to date
in award-winning Johnstons chilling, ingeniously imagined
thriller with its wry, topical backdrop.