Drugs. Extortion. Slavery. Organized crime is fighting for a hold on John Rebus's peaceful Scotland. And when Rebus rescues a young Bosnian girl forced into prostitution, he breaks a policeman's golden rule to never get personally involved in a case. Add to that the hunt for an elderly Nazi accused of slaughtering an entire French village, and Rebus wonders just how evil humans can be - until his own daughter is mortally injured as a gangland warning for him to back off. Then even a dedicated cop like Rebus might make a deal with the devil to find the culprit. Not for justice. For revenge.
©1998 Ian Rankin (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
The writing is good, the narrator's good, Rebus is, well, Rebus--even when he's trying to give up alcohol.
The author attempted too many topics from local gangsters, to ex Nazi criminals to senior citizens importing drugs to east European sex slaves to Japanese Yakusa gangs; too much going on.
Cut it down in subject matter. Rebus has always been enjoyable.
Most anybody else. The main accent for Rebus was ok, but the narrator trying other characters was grating to the ear.
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