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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ian Rankin Narrator: James Macpherson Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Inspector Rebus Series Release Date: January 2016 ISBN: 9781478905127
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Rebus comes out of retirement—to save his nemesis.

Even Dogs in the Wild brings back Ian Rankin’s greatest characters in a novel that explores the darkest corners of our instincts and desires.

Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is investigating the death of a senior lawyer that occurred during a robbery. The case becomes more complex when a note is discovered, indicating that this may have been no random attack. When local gangster Big Ger Cafferty receives an identical message, Clarke decides that the recently retired John Rebus may be able to help. Together the two old adversaries might just stand a chance of saving Cafferty’s skin.

But a notorious family tailed by a team of undercover detectives has also arrived in Edinburgh. There’s something they want, and they’ll stop at nothing to get it. As the cases collide, it’s a game of dog eat dog—in the city as in the wild.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] twisty, darkly topical, and immaculately executed tale of Edinburgh’s underbelly.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Rankin’s procedurals are strong, well-constructed, page-turning mysteries, and his latest is no exception.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “It’s always intriguing to follow Rebus around the city and country he loves, and for those who have followed his long career the pleasures are even richer.”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • “Rankin is a past master of atmospheric, dark crime fiction, and in Even Dogs in the Wild, his thirty-first book, he’s in top form.”

    Tampa Bay Times

  • “It is sensational…this story truly sings.”

    Dayton Daily News

  • “Rankin delivers some fascinating procedural details, but the heart of the book…lies in the evolving personal relationships between the three cops and one bad guy. The switching of roles between Rebus and Clark continues to intrigue, but even better is the transformation of Fox from a behind-the-scenes guy…into a real cop working the mean streets.”


  • “Retired Edinburgh Inspector John Rebus is back in the detecting game, and, thanks to narrator James Macpherson, he sounds as brilliant and curmudgeonly as ever…Macpherson has performed many of the Rebus pantheon and knows his actors…He has a way with pacing as well; conversations move with realistic rhythm, barroom sections have the temper of single-malt whiskey, and action sequences are rat-a-tat-tat. You may need to listen intently for the first half-hour to understand the Scottish accents. Stick with it. You’ll be amply rewarded.”


  • A January 2016 LibraryReads Pick
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2016 Amazon Best Books of the Year So Far Selection for Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense
  • A Boston Globe Pick of the Best Books of 2016
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About the Author
Author Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin is an award-winning and crime writer best known for his Inspector Rebus novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Rather Be the Devil and Even Dogs in the Wild. He is a winner of the Edgar Award and the Crime Writers of America’s Gold Dagger Award, among others, and was the recipient of a Raymond Chandler Fulbright Fellowship.

About the Narrator

James MacPherson is a Scottish actor, best known for his role as Detective Michael Jardine in the STV drama Taggart, as well as his portrayal of Hugh Hamilton in BBC Radio 4’s hit drama series Citizens.