Oliver Peterkinney and Alex Glass, two friends from Glasgow's desperate fringes, become involved in one of the city's darkest and most dangerous trades: debt collection. While one rises quickly through the ranks, the other falls prey to the industry's addictive lifestyle and accumulating debts. Meanwhile, three powerful kingpins in the business vie for prominence. Before long, violence will spill out onto the streets, and Peterkinney and Glass will find themselves at the center of the war.
THE NIGHT THE RICH MEN BURNED is a novel for our times, and Mackay's most ambitious work to date, proving that in Glasgow's criminal underworld, there's nothing so terrifying as money.