"Random’ reminded me of Patricia Highsmith’s style..."
There is a serial killer going around Glasgow who has been named The Cutter. Nobody knows who will be next as every victim is different, their deaths brought about by a different MO every time. It isn't until The Cutter dispatches a key member of the Glasgow criminal underground that events really start kicking off.
Soon, due to misunderstanding and misdirection, people are being killed in revenge and gangland warfare is imminent. Amongst all this, The Cutter who has his own plan to play out must avoid being caught by a very annoyed gangland mobster out for blood. Especially when he finds himself in very close proximity to said mobster.