Lin Anderson has published seven novels featuring forensic expert Dr Rhona MacLeod, which have been translated into several langauages. The latest, The Reborn is out in paperback in May 2011. Her short stories have appeared in a number of collections, most recently Dead Close in the Best of British Crime 2011. Also a screenwriter, her film River Child won a student BAFTA and the Celtic Film Festival best fiction award.
Spike is not your normal teenage runaway. He is being pursued by both the British and American secret services not to mention the shadowy group ReAlba. All of them want Spike alive. The question is why?
It's Edinburgh, Scotland, days before the biggest Hogmanay Street Party in the world. When Karen, a young homeless girl dies in a string of arson attacks, her friend Jaz rescues her dog Emperor, and sets out to avenge her death.