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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,429 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ian Rankin Narrator: James Gale Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Rebus Series Release Date:
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The leaders of the free world descend on Scotland for an international conference, and every cop in the country is needed for front-line duty—except one. John Rebus’ reputation precedes him, and his bosses don’t want him anywhere near Presidents Bush and Putin, which explains why he’s manning an abandoned police station when a call comes in. During a preconference dinner at Edinburgh Castle, a delegate has fallen to his death. Accident, suicide, or something altogether more sinister? While the government and secret services attempt to hush the whole thing up, Rebus knows he has only seventy-two hours to find the answers.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rankin just gets better. The topicality and eye for detail are awesome.” 

    Observer (London)

  • “Masterly…Ian Rankin’s finest novel.” 


  • “James Gale proves an excellent choice to narrate this latest entry to the long-running Inspector Rebus series.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Gale easily swings into a number of accents, leads listeners through the melange of politics and suspense, and keeps the many characters sorted out.”  


  • “Required reading for crime-fiction followers.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carla | 2/14/2014

    " Rankin and Co.set in 2005 during the G8 summit. What I love about this series is that it weaves very different plot threads together without the result feeling pat. One more Rankin to go. Sigh. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kaylol | 2/7/2014

    " Thinking back the story was good. The characters are good. The plot is good. But for some reason it took me ages to read it. It wasn't entertaining enough to get me hooked. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Simon | 1/27/2014

    " An excellent late entry in Rankin's mystery series starring Scottish detective John Rebus. The mysteries (the death of an MP and triple homicide in which all the victims are sex offenders) are set against the background of the 2005 G8 conference in Scotland and the London subway bombings. As the leaders of the free world pose for photos and meet in security-coated luxury Rebus and his partner Det. Clarke struggle on despite opposition from higher-ups. Rebus, divorced and a heavy drinker, is as much of a mess as ever but his doggedness is a big part of his charm. Highly recommended. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by CS | 1/22/2014

    " It was fun to hear the accents on this since I listened to it, but I never really got into the story. "

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