25 million missing. A Russian hitman getting closer. And an oddly elusive blue-tailed falcon.
Rab MacBain is in trouble. He's stolen money from the Russian mob, his girlfriend is apparently sleeping with his boss... and there's Stink Bug, a hitman, who is seeking to acquaint the Scottish-American banker with his Russian-made weapon.
Returning to his birthplace on the remote Scottish island of Garg, Rab unravels his own family mystery before gaining the trust - and the support - of the locals.
But what will happen when his past life laps at the shore of his new home? And can his new plans really help to save the island and himself?
Robin Driscoll, of Alas Smith and Jones and the Mr Bean series of films and animations, brings his own sense of zany humour to his first novel, Rough Music, a veritable mash-up of City bankers and salty-dogs with a hint of Russian thrown in for taste.
"A cracking breathless plot with every sentence stiletto-heel sharp and witty." Richard Curtis, writer of Blackadder and Love Actually
"A subtle, slick, swift-moving journey into the sinister shadowlands of finance and corruption. [...] moves so easily between different worlds, be it nature's wilderness or the more dangerous badlands of our cities." Paul Doherty OBE, author of the Brother Athelstan and Hugh Corbett mystery novels
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About the Author
After leaving Worthing Art College, Robin Driscoll, with friends, formed a touring theatre company named ‘Cliffhanger' in the early 1970s. The shows were always comedies and contrived through improvisation. After writing for several TV shows, Robin became a contributor to Alas Smith and Jones then later, the main writer for Mr Bean: the TV series, movies and animations. He lives near the South Downs behind Brighton.