Lively suspense in Edinburgh, Scotland. Inspector John Rebus makes a great hard-boiled, cynical Scottish cop. Drug heist, scandal, conspiracy, violence - lots of fun.
I gave this 250 pages to win me over and it fell a little short. Rankin comes across intelligently, but there was too much inconsequential chat, and almost no action.
Great read for fans of British police procedurals and fans of hard-boiled detectives.
A great mystery with an unlikely hero.
This is an unabridged cassette version. The story is a tiny bit slow, but I loved hearing the various Scottish and English accents of the main characters in the story as our well-beloved maverick Rebus essentially goes under cover in a class of other cops with behavioral problems to work out if they have in fact been covering up major crimes and stealing loot. Lots of twists and turns, a few interesting surprises, and plenty of time to get to know Rebus and his associates rather well.
Fine addition to the popular series.
This was my first experience with Rankin's Inspector Rebus series of books. I loved the plot lines that Rankin creates. They are exciting and unexpected. The Inspector Rebus character is edgy--throughout I was not 100% sure whether I liked him or not but I was always interested.
I really enjoyed this book, though it took a couple of chapters to get into it. My mother in law gave it to me, and she has a thing for detective stories set in the UK.
Gritty mystery set in Scotland. Inspector Rebus goes undercover to root out police corruption.