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Rebus the Smoker in the Big Smoke
on 22 August 2017
As a Rebus/Rankin fan I was intrigued to see how our Hero coped in the Big Smoke, cut adrift from his familiar haunts, villians and acebric Scots colleagues. It was also good to see a more physically vigorous, youthful 40 year old Rebus in action, having started my Rankin reading with Rebus close to and after retirement from the Edinburgh force and definitely showing signs of wear after all those pies, pints, fags and conflicts.
Rankin does a pretty good job in easing our man into the milieu of the London Met.and its environs, but the final action sequence seems less convincing than Rankin's forte, the one to one conversation.
Still, a good read and recommended.