The House: Dark Urban Scottish Crime Story (Parliament House Books Book 5)

Baron Brogan McLane is a tenacious and well-respected lawyer in Scotland’s highest court. But McLane has never forgotten his humble origins – the rough and tumble streets of the Calton neighborhood, in Glasgow. When his old stomping grounds are threatened by a sinister politician, McLane takes on the biggest case of his life. But he soon finds himself fighting a losing battle against city hall itself…

Peeling back the layers of corruption, McLane uncovers a political conspiracy fueled by religious intolerance, and an enemy with a very personal axe to grind. William Randal, the Chief Executive of Glasgow City Council, despises McLane, and everything he stands for. This secretive Freemason plans to use a lucrative construction project to wipe out the community of Calton, and send its Catholic residents back to the bogs of Ireland…

Under the guise of a public health crisis, Randal begins burning Old Calton Center to the ground. Out of options and out of time, McLane mounts a desperate attempt to block Randal’s plans in court. Sifting through a web of rumors and lies, he stumbles upon a secret hidden in Calton’s dark and storied past. But will an old scandal be enough to shine the light of justice on Randal and his investors? Can McLane give hope back to the beleaguered residents of Calton?

The House is a standalone novel in the addictive Parliament House Scottish crime series. If you like crusading lawyers, diabolical mysteries, and the search for justice, you’ll love this gripping legal thriller.