After three years in the wilderness, hardboiled reporter Gerry Conway is back at his desk  at the Glasgow Tribune. But three years is a long time on newspapers and things have  changed - readers are dwindling, budgets are tightening, and the Trib's once rigorous  standards are slipping. Once the paper's star reporter, Conway now plays second fiddle  to his former protege, crime reporter Martin Moir. But when Moir goes AWOL as a big  story breaks, Conway is dispatched to cover a gangland shooting. And when Moir's body  turns up in a flooded quarry, Conway is drawn deeper into the city's criminal underworld  as he looks for the truth about his colleague's death.

 Braving the hostility of gangsters, ambitious politicians and his own newspaper bosses,  Conway discovers he still has what it takes to break a big story. But this is a story not  everyone wants to hear as the city prepares to host the Commonwealth Games and the  country gears up for a make-or- break referendum on independence. In this, the second  book in the Conway Trilogy, McIlvanney explores the murky interface of crime and  politics in the new Scotland.

 Liam McIlvanney: Where the Dead Men Go

 The author talks about his latest, set in the gritty Glasgow underworld.

 Edinburgh International Book Festival
 Wed 14 August 8:30pm - 9:30pm
 Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre
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 Glasgow - Aye Write!
 Mitchell Library 201 North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN
 19 Aug 2013, 6:00 PM
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  e-mail: liam.mcilvanney@otago.ac.nz