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With a series of male rapes around Edinburgh puzzling police, a bloodied corpse is found in the shadow of Edinburgh’s Dean Bridge, half-naked and battered. Who is he? Did he fall or was he pushed?As the victim is identified, the case only gets murkier. Detective Sergeant Scott Cullen of Police Scotland’s Edinburgh Major Investigation Team is sucked into the depths of the cWith a series of male rapes around Edinburgh puzzling police, a bloodied corpse is found in the shadow of Edinburgh’s Dean Bridge, half-naked and battered. Who is he? Did he fall or was he pushed?As the victim is identified, the case only gets murkier. Detective Sergeant Scott Cullen of Police Scotland’s Edinburgh Major Investigation Team is sucked into the depths of the city’s financial services sector, facing up to some old enemies and creating some new ones. Just months into his new role, Cullen is torn by the trials of a management role, putting a friendship on the line. New leads take them no further forward — too many suspects in a world where nobody trusts anyone and all are out for themselves. Can Cullen catch a killer who could be anyone? From bestselling author Ed James, Cowboys and Indians is a tightly woven, gripping crime novel challenging the honesty of professional liars....

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Number of Pages : 416 Pages
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  • Mystereity Reviews
    2018-11-03 00:32

    Cowboys and Indians is book 7 of the excellent Detective Scott Cullen series. I've been looking forward to diving into this book; I've been a fan of the series since the beginning. I wouldn't say you need to read the other book in the series first; there are references to past events, but not so many that a new reader would be lost. But as it's such an enjoyable series, I very much recommend reading the other books.Cullen is easing into his new rank as Detective Sergeant, and managing a small group of detectives on the latest case of a man found dead under a bridge wearing only his underpants. They plunge into the sordid, corrupt field of banking, where everyone lies and power corrupts. Meanwhile, Cullen's girlfriend, DI Sharon McNeil is trying to solve a series of rapes on men after they visited a local gay bar, The Liquid Lounge. There was lots to like in this book; strong characters and a riveting plot sucks you in from the start and the solid pace kept the plot moving without getting bogged down. I was afraid at first that Bain would not make an appearance; who doesn't love a character you love to hate? His antagonism provides not only a little comedy relief but also adds to the tension one needs while reading a thriller. Similarly, the relationship between Cullen and Sharon, and their sorrow is something that nearly everyone can relate to and gives one a more personal connection to the story.Overall, a fantastic book by one of my favorite authors. Many thanks to Ed James for the advanced copy of what is easily the best book I've read so far this year.

  • Jim
    2018-11-11 03:01

    DS Scott Cullen, the protagonist from author Ed James excellent series of mystery thrillers once again overcomes the sometimes crazy to deliver in ,"Cowboys And Indians". The seventh book in this action packed series is as every bit as strong, and enjoyable as the first six books. Thankfully Cullen gets to battle his twin nemesis of DI. Colin Methven, and DS Brian Bain. The dialog in these strained relationships are part of the best reading in this series. The demoted Bain has had "Sundance" in his cross hairs for years (Cullen). Cullen's relationship with his current boss Methven, has never been much better than with Bain. Where Cullen bristles in his work relationships with Methven, and Bain, it's his personal relationship with acting DI Sharon McNeill that has the most impact on Cullen. Cullen and McNeill have been an item for several years. Sharon within the last twelve months, has lost the couple's baby "Becky" through a miscarriage placing a solid emotional wall between the two. The extraordinary plot of, "Cowboys And Indians", features two different crimes that are plaguing "Leith Walk Station" Scotland Police. Sharon and her team are investigating a series of male rapes that seem to be coming from a gay night club known as the "The Liquid Lounge". Cullen on the other hand working for Methven is investigating a murder of an executive of Alba Bank, Jonathan Van de Merwe. Known as "VDM" Van de Merwe was found tossed off a bridge wearing only his underpants. Cullen and his mate PC Simon Buxton are taking the lead on the VDM murder. Cullen has also taken Buxton under his wing to get him a semi-promotion and some better job security. This is a plot that must weave through a collection of some very dodgy and vile characters of ill repute. Author Ed James' characters always seem to be able to bring out the best in his plots. Unique is an understatement ! Lead Scott Cullen has a knack of cutting through the spew of nonsense from his suspects to get at his killer. Adding the the dynamic of Sharon, and her case crossing into and out of Scott's case give the plot plenty of twists and turns. All seven of the Scott Cullen books have been complete reading enjoyment. I hate to put down one of author Ed James Cullen books until I'm finished. The Cullen books are very difficult to put aside with having to read just one more chapter, and then just one more ! I'm already anxiously awaiting the eighth book from this series. However until that time I'm going to moving on to another one of his series characters. Five stars out of a possible five stars. I'd highly recommend this series from author Ed James. Do yourself a huge favor and start with the first book and read them all. Author Ed James is proving to be a master story teller. Maybe one day Scott Cullen will be a TV detective or on film (?)

  • Elaine Tomasso
    2018-11-07 22:48

    It's hard to believe that Mr James has written 6 books in the series as the 7th, Cowboys And Indians is as fresh as when the series started. DS Scott Cullen is helping his girlfriend, DI Sharon McNeill, catch a rapist preying on young men when he is pulled off the case to investigate a dead body which fell off a bridge. Nobody is sure if it's murder or suicide but the latter looks unlikely because how many men leave their home in the middle of the night, wearing only underpants to kill themselves? The victim is a deeply unpleasant banker, Jonathan van de Merwe, with a cupboard full of secrets which sees the suspect list grow as they are uncovered.I must admit that I was too caught up in the plot to have time to try and guess the perpetrator. Mr James writes a good novel. His pacing is excellent with just enough revelation at any given time to whet your appetite and keep you turning the pages, his ear for realistic dialogue is second to none, his humour is funny, his plotting is smart and intricate enough to keep you hooked without giving you brainache and his characterisation is developed, especially his protagonist, Scott Cullen.We see a much more mature Scott Cullen in Cowboys and Indians. He has been promoted so gone is his whining about it, that is left to PC Simon Buxton who hates being back on the streets and is desperate to become a full time detective. He adapts well to the role of sergeant, taking the hard decisions when required and directing his team, although he may have to improve his motivational skills. Problems at home test his new maturity and sobriety and his attempts to deal with DS Bain, his old nemesis, seconded from Glasgow to help out prove that his inner teenager has not left completely.Mr James has plenty to say on the subject of morally corrupt bankers and their ways of working the system. I got a bit lost in the geek speak but the overall message is clear - jobs for the boys and greed. It is a shame to tar all in the industry with the same brush but the publicity of their real life antics over the past few years makes it difficult to believe these fictional antics are far from the truth.Cowboys and Indians is an excellent read with a good plot, realistic characters and some humour so I have no hesitation in recommending it.

  • Adele
    2018-11-15 02:59

    First of all, thank you to the author for sending me an ARC for a honest review, here goes.This was a complex case, a two-fold one, that had many many different people involved. I genuinely feared for Scott at one stage, this was also when I figured out the 'doer' for Sharon's case, but I never saw what was coming next & how it all tied in. One disappointment is the return of Bain. I do not like him as a character (I'm sure that you are not supposed to) and I really do find it hard to believe his behaviour would be tolerated in today's Police Force. I have read all the books in the Scott Cullen series and I honestly think this is the best one so far. Cullen has really grown as a character, ok he can still be a bit whiny, but he has taken on his extra responsibilities with aplomb. His relationship with Sharon is rounded out a bit more and his interactions with his colleagues are written more in depth. I love reading books based in my birth town of Edinburgh, there are many written, but it's the little things that are included by the author that really make the Cullen series stand-out.If you haven't read any of this series, I thoroughly recommend you check them out.

  • CáitínNí Loingeacháin
    2018-10-28 21:32

    This is Book Seven in DC/DS Scott Cullen, I have enjoyed each of the Cullen books and this one was no different. This series only gets better as the books come.I didn't understand the name choice "Cowboys and Indians" but as I got into the story it became crystal clear. In this instalment Scott is learning that been a leader is not a easy job and having friends is made all that harder.Cullen is dealing with private feelings about the lost of his daughter and also the aftermath dealing with it. Sharon and Scott have some hard times ahead of them and I look forward to see them work through them . Cullen friendships play a massive part in the story this time and Rich and Scott find out what true friendship is all about as well as betray.. Mr James does not let us down with the story twisted and keeps us guessing tell the very end. I love the way we get all the information but I still not able to sort out who did it. To me this is a good sign of Crime writer and will always keep me coming back for more.

  • Rachel
    2018-11-03 03:39

    This is book 7 in the Scott Cullen series and they just get better and better. The relationship problems between Scott and his long term partner Sharon give this a good background and the case itself has many twists and turns with poor Scott getting caught up in it in a rather nasty fashion at one point. Bain is as irritating as ever, strangely another plus point. I couldn't cope if he turned over a new leaf!Can't wait for the next one. Thank you Mr James :-)

  • David
    2018-10-26 03:46

    Without doubt this is Ed James finest novel to date. They keep on getting better and better and you can feel that you are alongside DS Scott Cullen in his professional and personal lives. Can't wait for the next one.

  • David Stimpson
    2018-11-20 00:33

    A Great Read ..Really love Cullen and the Gang ..this could be the best story yet

  • barbara sweeney
    2018-11-13 02:37

    Thrilling storyline. I have thoroughly enjoyed this book and the previous six books. DS Cullens background is totally believable. I know people who are just like him. The storylines are thrilling, I find it difficult to put the books down. Many Thanks Ed for such a great read.I look forward to the next one.

  • Martin Broom
    2018-11-16 03:36

    Good readGood read.Very enjoyable. Best of DS Cullen so far.Looking forward to the next one.A b c d

  • I Renshaw
    2018-10-27 22:00

    SupurbeTop class writing again. The storyline was very good and you did not get the end till right at the end

  • Alan
    2018-11-17 02:32

    Great read

  • edifanob
    2018-10-25 00:49

    1st of September 2016 marks the start of a new Ed James "DI Fenchurch" mystery series with The Hope That KillsI wanted to read and finish the latest Scott Cullen mystery and as you can see I have been successful.Like the six previous ones "Cowboys and Indians" has been a great one. A lot is happening in the Scott's relationship with Sharon and both are deeply involved in two cases.Beside that a person from his past police career returns and cause trouble.If you read the previous books then you won't be disappointed. If you want to enter the world of Scott Cullen I highly recommend to start with the very first book Ghost in the Machine.

  • Mary B
    2018-11-13 03:43

    What can I say? Ed James does it again. Another fantastic book. The ongoing personal problems between Cullen (at long last a DS) and his girlfriend Sharon give it an interesting background, especially when Cullen is detailed to help out on her case alongside his own, and then getting caught up in it. The return of Bain is a mixed blessing -- he is such a nasty piece of work, and I'm sure that is how he's supposed to come across, but he really makes my blood boil! This book seemed a lot more 'grown up' and although was very involved, Ed' James's brilliant writing made it straightforward to read. I didn't want it to end, and can't wait for the next Cullen book 'Heroes & Villians'.

  • Lisa
    2018-11-18 22:49

    Classic Ed James Second time around reading this and even more enjoyable. There's a lot going in in this story line and parts are brutal. Ed takes on the harrowing task of writing about a side of rape which is much less publicised no less shocking. A spate of attacks on men who are targeted in a popular venue, their drinks spiked and later brutally raped. A disturbing story dealt with well by Ed and hopefully all go some way to raise awareness.Another great read fro. Ed James x

  • Jenni Van Huyssteen
    2018-11-20 20:42

    Back up to his usual standard!Excellent piece of writing and a superb ending!! Thoroughly enjoyed this latest in the series, though the financial shenanigans of the one half of the book did my head in!! Great that the other half of the story was a genuine who-dun-it murder!! Looking forward to the next in the series...

  • Tracy Wood
    2018-11-19 22:43

    The best of a very good seriesThere was never a lull in this book, it was full on from the start and, as with all good books, I was sad to come to the final page.Cullen was as complex as ever, I felt sorry for him, cheered for him and wanted to slap him in equal measure. I'm glad there will be more from this series, I will definitely be reading it as soon as possible.

  • Christie
    2018-10-22 22:57

    7th in series and best read in order but not essential. Another fantastic story and really good development of the main characters. This is a series I would highly recommend to anyone who likes crime novels.

  • Norman towler
    2018-11-20 23:45

    Good old CullenIs Cullen finally growing upIs he playing by the rulesWell nearlyA good story with a degree of inside knowledge of the IT industry. Enjoyable

  • Gary Van Cott
    2018-11-14 20:57

    3.5 stars. At this point in the series (book 7) the main police characters are well developed. That's a good thing. However, I did not find the plot of this book to be very interesting.

  • Paul Ness
    2018-11-03 02:42

    Another great readAnother fantastic read in the Cullen series. Have read them all and they keep on getting better. Looking forward to the next one later this year

  • David Highton
    2018-11-05 04:53

    Cullen's first case as DS, murder but sexual deviance, financial fraud and drug dealing all converge in a complex plot. Still a bit too much soap opera office politics going on in the background