Robbie Munro is back home, living with his dad and his new-found daughter. Life as a criminal lawyer is not going well, and neither is his love life. Then one of his more dubious clients leaves a mysterious box for him to look after. The contents will change his life forever.
`Crime with an edge of dark humour. The Best Defence series could only come out of Scotland.'-Tommy Flanagan, Braveheart, SOA, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2; `Present Tense is a wickedly readable and darkly humorous novel...'-Sergio Casco, Director of American Cousins; `Page-turning read, all helped by a clear and crisp writing style.The depiction of the criminal justice system from the perspective of the legal personnel, rather than cops or criminals, is a fresh take for the Tartan Noir scene and I look forward to seeing where McIntyre takes Robbie next.'-Louise Fairbairn, The Scotsman; `McIntyre writes snappy prose and there are light-hearted nods to the hard-boiled classics of the genre.'-The Herald; `Filled with the healthy cynicism and witty asides which one tends to find in the criminal courts, this is great stuff.'-The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland; `You will not be disappointed and will wonder why no one else has written such an accurate and humorous account of the Scottish criminal system from the lawyer's perspective.'-Scottish Legal News; `Based on his own real life cases, and punctuated by classic Scottish humour, McIntyre's realism, created by the his experience in the field, ensures a gripping and plot-twisting read...'-Edinburgh Evening News; `...what makes it most enjoyable is the totally authentic way in which the Scottish criminal justice system is portrayed and especially the interaction between the lawyers, the police and others involved in the legal process.'; -Live and Deadly; `This is dark humour, ironic humour, the kind you need when dealing with the things lawyers deal with.-Liz Loves Books; `This is an entertaining novel with enough of a mystery threaded through it to keep crime fans gripped, and characters well rounded enough to carry a series.'-Shots Magazine