They call him the Wolfman - because he takes a bite out of his victims and because they found the first victim in the East End's lonely Wolf Street.
Scotland Yard are anxious to find the killer and Inspector Rebus is drafted in to help. But his Scotland Yard opposite number, George Flight, isn't happy at yet more interference, and Rebus finds himself dealing with racial prejudice as well as the predations of a violent maniac. When Rebus is offered a serial killer profile of the Wolfman by an attractive female psychologist, it's too good an opportunity to miss. But in finding an ally, he may have given his enemies an easy means of attack.
©2011 Ian Rankin (P)2011 Orion Publishing Group Limited
"The first 4 covered !!!"
Having seen an interview with Ian Rankin I decided I'd start from scratch and listen to the whole series. While enjoying this book it is not as well narrated by Samuel Gillies as the first 2 done by James Macpherson narrates the first 2 however the story is good with Rebus being posted to London and out of his familiar territory on London.
Overall it's OK. (would probably got 5 if James has narrated)
"Not one of his best"
I find that Rebus is less than likeable thank he needs be, the story is quite gripping and I mostly enjoyed it. I do find his arrogance irritating.
I wasn't particularly thrilled by the narrator.
"Great novel spoilt by the wrong narrator"
I love Ian Rankin's ' Rebus' novels and this one is a, five star, great story however, for me, the over dramatic narration and accents used spoilt this Audible offering.
Had someone like Bill Dick narrated the story I am sure that I would be scoring it as a 5 star.
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