Hard Man is a non-stop, high impact, â€˜in your faceâ€™ tale about crime and Edinburghâ€™s underworld. It leaves you feeling kind of emotionally drained and battered, but is impossible to put down. After the first chapter I was hooked and read it in almost one sitting. I am an avid crime fiction fan and extremely selective in what I read. Very few books tend to stay with me after I have finished them. This one will be fresh in my memory for a long time.