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Summary

The death of a journalist from a single bullet to the heart makes for a dramatic story - but the twist in the tale is that this time, it's the man who fired the gun who's asking all the questions... The assassin, Michael Weston, knows he has carried out his assignment successfully. One mistake was enough, a long time ago, when a young girl had accidentally received the fatal bullet. Her father hired a PI named Hoffer to track him down. Every time Weston completed a job, Hoffer was not far behind. But why had the police been on the scene so quickly? Weston has to find out - even if it means coming face to face with Hoffer...

©2006 Ian Rankin (P)2011 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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engaging enjoyable and with a last minute surprise

pacey can be relied on to deliver a good performance and even though the story has some flaws its goodcentertainment that keeps you engaged. well worth a listed

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I prefer a good old Rebus

narrator kept us interested. story ok too much info on guns for our taste. very high death rate apart from the good guys. prefer a good rebus!

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Not surprised Ian Rankin wrote this with another name!

Bought this book after searching for Ian Rankin on Audible. Expected a story with some kind of direction or purpose. This book has neither.
The story meanders from one heavily described scene to another, almost as though Rankin was practicing another genre but gets it wrong almost all the time.
The story is not helped by a reader who makes this all extremely boring.
Regret this purchase.

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Dreadful. Avoid.

Really bad book. Really Really bad book.
Why do I need to enter a certain number of words to say it's a bad book?

3 of 7 people found this review helpful