Acid Attack

A Journalist's War With Organised Crime

Russell Findlay

Date Published :
April 2018
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8pp color plates
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ISBN : 9781780274997
Pages : 272
Dimensions : 7.8 X 5.1 inches
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Two days before Christmas 2015, veteran crime journalist Russell Findlay was the target of a vicious attack on his own doorstep. An unknown assailant, disguised as a postman, hurled sulphuric acid in his face before attempting to stab him with a steak knife. Despite suffering horrific burns, Findlay managed to overcome his assailant before the police arrived.

In this book he unravels the identity of the man who ordered the hit and reflects on a two-decade career during which he has exposed some of Scotland’s most violent and dangerous men. The result is an unflinchingly realistic portrait of the country’s criminal underworld, involving not just organised crime’s most notorious bosses but also murky behaviour by lawyers, politicians, policeman and even fellow journalists which has enabled the criminals to flourish.

About The Author

Russell Findlay is an investigative journalist who has worked in newspapers for 20 years. He is co-author of the bestselling true crime book, 'The Iceman: The Rise and Fall of a Crime Lord'.


a good gritty read ... expect your heart to race'

- Gina McKie

I’ve read it twice, it’s an utterly fascinating book'

- Tam Cowan, BBC Radio Scotland

Puts his head where most reporters wouldn’t put their feet'

- Mark Daly, BBC Scotland investigations correspondent

Real journalism is still practised by brave individuals. I use that word deliberately, because it takes courage to expose the dangerous, violent and depraved. Russell Findlay displays that courage'

- Joan McAlpine MSP, Daily Record

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