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This review is from: Saints of the Shadow Bible (Inspector Rebus Book 19) (Kindle Edition)
This is Rankin back to form after a more pedestrian earlier Rebus revival. As in the best police thrillers there is a rich mixture of ingredients layered into a very satisfying meal. Rebus and his more precise and intellectual opposite Fox, dance around each other with a developing mutual respect, especially as the latter faces the not entirely welcome return to the mean streets of CID work, a milieu in which Rebus thrives. Siobahn, Rebus's protege gains in strength and authority. Rebus looks back not only over his life and career in the police but revisits a culture of corruption and the way things used to be done at his initiation into police work - and repents. Oh yes, there's a murder linked to the distant past, and a light dusting of contemporary Scottish politics. Rankin brilliantly uses the genre again to reach beyond the plot for his glimpse of the human condition.