Inspector John Rebus is sent to a reform school for damaged cops. While there, among the last-chancers known as "resurrection men", he tries to gain evidence of a drug heist orchestrated by three of his classmates. But the group has been assigned an unsolved murder that may have resulted from Rebus's own mistake. Detective Sergeant Siobhan Clarke and Rebus join forces and find themselves in the midst of an even bigger scandal than they imagined.
"Terrific value for the best of Inspector Rebus"
The Countess Ouspenska, expert forger of Byzantine icons, tells Max Bittersohn that an old acquaintance, Bartolo Arbalest - aka the "Resurrection Man" - has set up an exclusive art restoration business. Meanwhile, in a series of events, valuable objets d'arts are stolen from the homes of Boston's wealthiest citizens...shortly after their owners have them restored. Then George Protherie is gored to death with an ancient spear during a burglary in which his set of solid-gold Indian ceremonial candlesticks vanishes.
"Very, very silly."
Rebus is off the case, quite literally. A few days into a murder inquiry following the brutal death of an Edinburgh art dealer, Rebus blows up at his superior, DCS Gill Templer, and is sent into purdah - which, in his case, means the Scottish Police College, sited on the edge of a village in central Scotland. Rebus has been sent there for "retraining". In other words, it's his Last Chance Saloon. He is not alone. At the college, he is put into a group of similar officers.
"just a tease- wait for unabridged"
A few days into a murder inquiry following the brutal death of an Edinburgh art dealer, Rebus blows up at his superior, DCS Gill Templer, and is ordered to attend the Scottish Police College for "retraining". In other words, it's his Last Chance Saloon.
Fall in love with Harry, a Native American who returns to innocence through inquiry. Harry comes to The Work uninitiated and depressed, and interacts with Katie from the audience on death, loneliness, and spiritual frustration. He then moves through a powerful written inquiry on his ex-wife, which explores alcoholism, racism, child custody, parenting, and relationships.
It is 1826, and in the town of Redditch in Worcestershire, Thomas Potts, reluctant Parish Constable, battles single-handedly to keep the peace and control crime. With the notorious "Needle Pointers" up in arms at the news of a cut in their rate of pay, and a mysterious criminal gang, known as the "Rippling Boys", robbing, murdering and body-snatching with impunity, gentle, timid Tom has his work cut out.