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on 20 November 2003
After a particularly gruesome murder is discovered during Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival, Inspector John Rebus is seconded to the elite Scottish Crime Squad. The reason for this is that aspects of the murder make it appear that a terrorist group was responsible and Rebus’s previous SAS experience would come in handy. The investigation takes him from his home base to the villages of rural Scotland and across to Belfast and back again.
Throughout the book, the Catholic versus Protestant problem is continually raised, comparing Scotland to the Troubles in Northern Ireland and suggesting that the same uprising could be imminent. While the characters were discussing terrorist organisations there were enough three letter acronyms being bandied about to make me think I might have stumbled into a Microsoft manual.
Once again we are treated to the bare bones of Edinburgh’s back streets and dingy estates that have fallen into ruin. Rebus is as inscrutable and removed from his fellow officers as ever, yet, at least for me, he is becoming more and more likable. I feel this series is getting more and more enjoyable with every book I read, this one is no exception.
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on 1 March 2017
Another great outing for rebus now my fav detective,dry wit a plenty. Good story as usual getting through these books quick so glad there's another 14.
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on 1 May 2017
Item as described. Prompt delivery Excellent packaging. I recommend this Seller
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on 20 July 2017
As you would expect from Rankin another good read
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on 23 June 2017
All aways a good read with Ian Rankin.
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on 6 March 2017
Always a good listen
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on 2 June 2017
As advertised
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on 17 May 2017
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on 24 March 2017
Very good book. Kept me reading longer than I would normally
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on 9 March 2017
another good IR read, well written as usual
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