Someone I Knew
Brothers, Alex and Fraser McKinnon are close but Alex has a secret that involves one of their friends, the Baxters. As TV journalist Fraser sets out to discover it his attention is caught by some names attached to an old crime, and now associated with the Baxters. Fraser's investigations in Glasgow and Edinburgh uncover something more serious than he imagined and puts his brother's life in danger. More
As Alex McKinnon prepares to move house he’s unaware how fast his life is about to move too. He and his brother, investigative journalist Fraser, are close, but Alex has one secret Fraser has never guessed. Who is RB from Alex’s past? Surely one of their mutual friends, the Baxters, but which one of this large Italian-Scots family is it?
The Baxters also find family secrets are all coming out at once. Rita’s marriage to rising political star James McLaren is being interfered with by his new associates, but just how much hold do they have over James? Meanwhile photographer Stuart is back from Afghanistan and wondering if he can ever get back the love of his life. For parents Rosa and Bob it’s a stressful time too – not only are their eldest children struggling with their relationships, but twin daughters Ros and Rhona have had their share of recent troubles too. What none of the family could begin to guess is how these will intertwine in a bigger picture which involves the McKinnons, but rallying behind them are younger siblings Rowan and Ruaridh and some formidable Italian aunts!
And lurking in the shadows is political king-maker Harry Sinclair. He thinks all he has to worry about is Rita McLaren upsetting the apple cart, but he’s not counted on how dangerous the men are whom he’s associating with. Having a ‘fixer’ like Jim Delaney at his beck-and-call seems merely useful at first, but the Russian financier Sinclair is caught up with has a ‘fixer’ of his own, and when Delaney begins to find out just how deep Sinclair is in with them, even he gets worried! It’s one thing to send an informant to a watery grave in the river, but Delaney is determined he’ll come out of this in one piece. As Harry’s partner and his own wife both begin to see the cracks appearing around him, it’s left to his son to step up in the family business, but Giles has another agenda and it doesn’t include his father.
So when Fraser’s digging with the help of his employee and friend Charlie begin to expose things which others want kept buried, the impact on both his family and the Baxters threatens to overwhelm them. Yet the ties of family run deep amongst the Baxters, and Alex and Fraser have been friends with all of them for long enough to be held dear by them. When Alex pays a high price for his brother’s digging, the Baxters stand beside them, and some people discover that a family united can be a formidable thing.
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