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Publisher's Summary

When a close colleague is brutally attacked, DI John Rebus is drawn into a case involving an unidentified body and murder. Pursued by dangerous ghosts and tormented by the coded secrets of his colleague's notebook, Rebus must piece together a jigsaw no one wants completed.
©1993 Ian Rankin (P)2000 Orion Publishing Group Ltd.

Critic Reviews

"With this latest action-packed adventure of Edinburgh's Inspector John Rebus, Rankin steps into the company of accomplished fellow British procedural writers John Harvey and Peter Turnbull." (Publishers Weekly)

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Who does not love Ian Rankin?

His Rebus is a fully grown character
My uncle or nephew
And he makes Edinburgh the best city in the world.

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  • Miss Bloisy
  • 03-03-16

Don't like the narrator

I love Rebus stories but I struggled o stay interested and engaged with this narrator. Also I did like how he portrayed the character Siobhan Clark