When a close colleague is brutally attacked, Inspector John Rebus is drawn into a case involving a hotel fire, an unidentified body, and a long forgotten night of terror and murder. Pursued by dangerous ghosts and tormented by the coded secrets of his colleague's notebook, Rebus must piece together the most complex and confusing of jigsaws. But not everyone wants the puzzle solved - perhaps not even Rebus himself.
©2011 Orion Publishing Group Limited (P)2008 Ian Rankin
Loved it. Great characters, plot and dialogue. James MacPherson brings Rebus, Clarke, Cafferty, Flower and Watson alive.
Gritty Determined Shady
Most Rebus novels are similar as Rebus's character is somewhat DARK. Despite his dark side Rebus always seems to be on the side of the angels. Rankin makes us feel that we are on Rebus's side.
Rebus's visit to the Organ Grinder always makes me smile. Nothing about the scene is what one might expect.
The description of the blind man moving around his home.
"Rebus is back and hes in great form"
Its great to have Rebus back and this is a book and a performance worthy of him. A good story and and a good performance
"Good book, poor reading"
I think it is a great book,and I like Ian Rankin very much. Bit the narrator has a very clear accent, so if you a not scottish, it can be hard to understand the narration at times.
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