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Publisher's Summary

Inspector John Rebus has messed up badly this time, so badly that he's been sent to a kind of reform school for damaged cops. While there among the last-chancers known as "resurrection men," he joins a covert mission 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. Now Rebus can't determine if he's been set up for a fall or if his disgraced classmates are as ruthless as he suspects. When Detective Sergeant Siobhan Clarke discovers that her investigation of an art dealer's murder is tied to Rebus's inquiry, the two - protègè and mentor - join forces. Soon they find themselves in the midst of an even bigger scandal than they had imagined - a plot with conspirators in every corner of Scotland and deadly implications about their colleagues. With the brilliant eye for character and place that earned him the name "the Dickens of Edinburgh," Ian Rankin delivers a page-turning novel of intricate suspense.

©2010 Ian Rankin (P)2014 Hachette Audio

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Outstanding story

Truly outstanding story and narration. Confirms my belief in reading Edgar award nominated books.... Love it

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Scottish accent is a problem

Lots of dialogue. Narrator very Scottish brogue. I couldn't understand words. I tried to get enough of story to follow but couldn't.

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As good as it gets!

Brilliant story! As other Reubus plots, multiple strands all come together in the end. Narration just terrific

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Good Read (Listen?)

A good book but somehow not as compelling as other Rebus stories that I have listened to. Still, overall it was good with many twists and interesting characters.

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Accent Makes Listening Harder

At times it was very hard to understand the narrator when he used too strong of a Scottish accent.

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Another great story from the Rebus series

I really enjoy the human frailties apparent in all of Rankin's Rebus series. The story and narrative are easy to follow but have enough twists and turns to keep interest.
The narrator is excellent.