Inspector John Rebus has messed up badly this time, so badly
that he’s been sent to a kind of reform school for damaged cops. While there
among the last chancers known as “resurrection men,” he joins a
covert mission to gain evidence of a drug heist orchestrated by three of his
classmates. But the group has been assigned an unsolved murder that may have
resulted from Rebus’ own mistake. Now Rebus can’t determine if he’s been set up
for a fall or if his disgraced classmates are as ruthless as he suspects. When
Detective Sergeant Siobhan Clarke discovers that her investigation of an art
dealer’s murder is tied to Rebus’ inquiry, the two—protégé and mentor—join
forces. Soon they find themselves in the midst of an even bigger scandal than
they had imagined—a plot with conspirators in every corner of Scotland and
deadly implications about their colleagues.
With the brilliant eye for character and place that earned
him the name “the Dickens of Edinburgh,” Ian Rankin delivers a page-turning
novel of intricate suspense. Download and start listening now!