Detective John Rebus's city is being terrorized by a baffling series of murders...and he's tied to a maniac by an invisible knot of blood....
The Complaints: that's the name given to the Internal Affairs department who seek out dirty and compromised cops, the ones who've made deals with the devil. And sometimes, The Complaints must travel....
Nobody likes The Complaints - they're the cops who investigate other cops....
Mark Randall lay dead in a field near Lowacre long before Smith had done what he had to do in Belfast....
Trudging home, Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to a splash of color on the frozen ground, ravens circling above. It is the strangled body of her teenage neighbor, Catherine Ross....
Adrian McKinty was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. He studied politics and philosophy at Oxford before moving to America in the early 1990s....
DS Logan McRae and the police in Aberdeen hunt a child killer who stalks the frozen streets....
DI Nikki Galena: A police detective with nothing left to lose, she's seen a girl die in her arms, and her daughter will never leave the hospital again. She's gotten tough on the criminals....
Detective Chief Inspector Ryan retreats to Holy Island seeking sanctuary when he is forced to take sabbatical leave from his duties as a homicide detective....
The Keeper of Lost Causes, the first installment of Adler- Olsen's Department Q series, features the deeply flawed chief detective Carl MØrck....
Gold Dagger-winner and best-selling author in the United Kingdom, Ian Rankin crafts absorbing crime novels with solidly drawn characters and first-rate plotting. In Strip Jack, he portrays a shocking murder investigation that exposes the sordid side of Edinburgh politics and society.
Detective John Rebus suspects a set-up when a respected Member of Parliament is caught in a police raid on a brothel—and his flamboyant wife suddenly disappears. After the woman’s badly beaten body shows up, it becomes Rebus’ job to find the killer. Is the MP really self-destructing as circumstances suggest? Or is a bitter enemy out to get him? Suddenly Rebus finds himself facing off with a cunning killer who holds all the cards. Narrator Samuel Gillies’ well-paced performance underscores all the tension in this intriguing read.
This listen seemed more solid in plot, character and writing than Rebus #2 and #3. Narrator Gillies seems to let Rebus be a little more Scots - but still does not deliver the man from Edinburgh as well as James Macpherson in Knots and Crosses. I find that Rebus starts to "age" well from this point on in the series. I hope Audible keeps adding the later titles!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
This story gets out there rightaway, and you are into it up to your neck. Everything is fast-moving as usual with Rebus sometimes annoying, as his general character is meant to be. I was right with this reading from begining to end. couldn't put the book down(so to speak).
The narrator is excellent and the surprise but very interesting ending had you guessing all the time. Highly recommended reading. I would love to talk with this author, he must be a hoot!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Would you listen to Strip Jack again? Why?
Who was your favorite character and why?
Have you listened to any of Samuel Gillies’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
No, but want to
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
The Scottish accents make it, well performed and it's good Rankin
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
What did you like about this audiobook?
Not much. I've read all of the Rebus books prior to reading this one which was disappointing.
How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?
I've been reading all the European/British mysteries I can find for years, including Rankin.
Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?
The information is there, but the plot is uninteresting and it just doesn't sound like the later Rebus I've enjoyed.
What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?
It was boring. Narrators of other Rebus books were better.
Do you have any additional comments?
Since I've read the other Rebus books, I was excited to find one I'd missed, but was disappointed. I'm enjoying the new series, although I miss Rebus.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Yet another great book in this series. Ian Rankin never fails to produce a great read.
Great book. Good characters. Fabulous narrator. All make for an interesting audiobook. One of my favorites so far.
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
A better reading performance. I was frequently unable to distinguish which character was being portrayed.
What was most disappointing about Ian Rankin’s story?
I am a "John Rebus" fan and am probably not as critical about the story.