Blind Eye (Logan McRae #5), by Stuart MacBride
"It's summer in the Granite City, but even the sunshine can't improve the mood at Grampian Police Headquarters. Aberdeen's growing Polish community is under attack from a serial offender who leaves mutilated victims to be discovered on building sites -- eyes gouged out and the sockets burned.
Detective Sergeant Logan McRae is assigned to the investigation, codenamed Operation Oedipus, but with the victims too scared to talk, it's going nowhere fast. When the next victim turns out to be not a newly arrived eastern european, but Simon McLeod, owner of the Turf n' Track bookies, Logan suddenly finds himself caught up in a world of drug wars, prostitution rings and gun-running courtesy of Aberdeen's oldest and most vicious crime lord."
"Logan walked over to the window, rubbing a clear patch in the dusty glass. Looked like another beautiful day to be a police officer, with outbreaks of infighting, sulking, and recriminations."
In Blind Eye, Book 5 of the Logan McRae series, Logan and Co. are back with bacon butties, hangovers, and all-around police investigation shenanigans. But it's not all fun and games--Logan has a bit of a tough time in this, and has to deal some serious demons. It was a new side to Logan's character that was interesting to watch.
DI Steel is more brilliant than usual. MacBride adds another dimension to her here, including allowing us to see her life outside of HQ, making her even more human and likable. It was a pleasure to see these other facets of her character, all of which made me adore her that much more.
In terms of the case they worked on, it was great and what I've come to expect from this series. My only issue is that Logan sometimes tends to miss obvious clues. This has been an issue in previous books, with the exception of Book 4, but here this trait was at an all-time high. It drove me nuts because it almost verged into stupid territory. But, ultimately it didn't matter since I still loved the story. I stayed up later than I should have on numerous nights because I couldn't put it down.
So, would I recommend this to fans of the series? Yes, definitely. Blind Eye is another great installment of the Logan McRae series.
Final rating: 4 stars