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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 Macpherso Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Rebus Series Release Date:
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Rebus and Malcolm Fox go head-to-head when a thirty-year-old murder investigation resurfaces, forcing Rebus to confront crimes of the past.

Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. He is investigating a car accident when news arrives that a case from thirty years ago is being reopened. Rebus’ team from those days is suspected of helping a murderer escape justice to further their own ends.

Malcolm Fox, in what will be his last case as an internal affairs cop, is tasked with finding out the truth. Past and present are about to collide in shocking and murderous fashion. What does Rebus have to hide? And whose side is he really on? His colleagues back then called themselves “The Saints,” and swore a bond on something called the Shadow Bible. But times have changed and the crimes of the past may not stay hidden much longer—and may also play a role in the present, as Scotland gears up for a referendum on independence.

Allegiances are being formed, enemies being made, and huge questions asked. Who are the saints and who the sinners? And can the one ever become the other?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Distinctive characters (including Edinburgh itself) make the book memorable. ‘The good guys are never all good and the bad ones never all bad,’ says Rebus, and that certainly applies to Rebus himself, willful, determined, and droll.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A novel densely packed with incident and intrigue, and Rankin’s thriller plotting is sublime as ever.”

    Independent (London)

  • “Set against the campaigns in the run-up to the referendum on Scottish independence, it is a fascinating exploration of ideas of loyalty and allegiance in a changing world, as well as a welcome return for a battered but tenacious survivor.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Rankin’s narrative forces Rebus to come to terms with a shocking truth about himself: he’s a cop first and a maverick second, a truth seeker before a rule breaker…Longtime fans of the series will savor every nuance in the subtle interplay between characters here, but Rankin doesn’t forget the thriller plot, either, corkscrewing the narrative into a surprising and satisfying conclusion.”


  • “Rebus is working the streets as a detective again—and his loyalty is on the line…The most persistent cop in the shop will still do whatever it takes to crack a case.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, January 2014
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