Saturday, February 15, 2014


Rebus is back in the police not at his previous rank of Detective Inspector but as a lowly Detective Sergeant working under people who were formerly his junior staff.

Due to political pressure put on to Professional Standards an historic case is re-opened which looks at a group of detectives one of whom is Rebus. This case is one where a murder trial appears to have been deliberately blown by these detectives.

This novel has Rebus working with Malcolm Fox who has appeared previously in stand alone novels written by Rankin.  He is a policeman who polices other police and universally despised because of this.

The Rebus series is the most consistent of procedural's going around, they never disappoint and a few are stunners. This is a good solid entry and worth the effort.

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