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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,510 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ian Rankin Narrator: Samuel Gillie Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Rebus Series Release Date:
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The seventh in the series of the award winning, best-selling Inspector Rebus crime novels, grips us with first-rate plotting and fierce realism. It’s a bitter winter in Edinburgh, and Rebus has found himself wrapped in a case that provides more questions than answers. Was Lord Provost’s daughter kidnapped, or is she a runaway? Why is a city councillor shredding documents that should have been destroyed years ago? And more importantly, why has Rebus been invited to a pigeon shoot at the home of the Scottish Office’s Permanent secretary? Rebus must contend with the fact that in modern Scotland, some of his enemies may be beyond justice ... Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Another top-notch procedural in a brooding series.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Rankin portrays an intriguingly complex Scotland, where a good copper, battling frigid winds and cruel manipulators, needs plenty of warming whiskey and selfless friends.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Rankin is a genius at finding the perfect blend of curmudgeonly guile, stubborn gruffness, and unsuspecting vulnerability for Rebus, who, despite his many faults, is a refreshing if lonely champion of truth and justice. Rankin also delivers sparkling wit, superb plotting, and a host of surprising twists to keep readers completely, charmingly off balance.”


  • “It takes every bit of Rankin’s finesse, and every bit of Rebus’ nerve, to unravel the complex plot. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy this author’s boldest, most ambitious novel yet.”

    Kirkus Reviews 

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by April | 2/10/2014

    " Not my favorite, but interesting. Still, I love Rebus. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brendan | 2/10/2014

    " My first Ian Rankin book, and it won't be my last. Very absorbing tale of corruption and crime in Edinburgh. It's a familiar "cop who can't stop asking dangerous questions" kind of book, but it's incredibly well done, smart and believable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jaron | 1/28/2014

    " Solid police procedural, at times it relied a bit much on the usual cliches (inspector gets too close to a dangerous truth, gets suspended, continues investigating, etc). Despite that it was still a pleasurable read and I would read more by Rankin. I liked the way that the Rolling Stones were referenced throughout and the ending was not predictable or cliched, instead it came down to a moral dilemma of sorts, where the lines between right and wrong were not so clear cut. Hope that doesn't give too much away! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Aileen | 1/20/2014

    " Only Rebus could get suspended and end up with the offer of promotion! "

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About the Narrator

Sam Gillies is an experienced audiobook narrator whose titles include A Fearsome Doubt, Legacy of the Dead, Let It Bleed, Wings of Fire, and others.