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5.0 out of 5 stars
Top Form, 1 Jan. 2014
Briilantly crafted plot and character development. Just two quibbles, the motivation for Jessica, Forbes and Alice is not convincing nor is the downgrading of Rebus to a Detective Sergeant. However, the developing relationship with Fox worked well and made the book distinctive within the series. These are two very strong characters with complimenting strengths and weaknesses, which they each increasingly recognise.
Hopefuly, in the next instalment, Rebus will be bumped back up following his successful "probation" and will be working with Fox again. Perhaps, working for a devious and politically motivated Superintendent!