Sometimes murder is the easy way out...
A brilliant Rebus novel from the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES.
'Britain's No.1 crime writer' Daily Mirror
'Ian Rankin is a genius' Lee Child
A mugging gone wrong ... or murder?
A dissident Russian poet is found dead - at the same time a delegation of Russian businessmen arrives in town. For some, it is crucial that the case is closed quickly, clinically and with the minimum of attention.
But DI Rebus and DS Siobhan Clarke believe this is something more than a random attack - especially after a particularly nasty second killing. Then, a brutal and premeditated assault on a local gangster puts Rebus in the frame - and he may not survive long enough to solve anything...
Rankin has an unparalleled ability to draw in the reader and make us feel every knock and setback in Inspector Rebus's red-raw life. Rarely has that talent been better displayed than in EXIT MUSIC - SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY
Brace yourself for a stoater of a cliff-hanger ending - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
One of the most beguiling characters in the history of crime fiction - it leaves them gasping for more - THE TIMES
Every page crackles with energy - EVENING STANDARD
Both Rebus and Rankin are at the height of their respective powers, and this web of intrigue is as good as detective drama gets - GLASGOW EVENING TIMES
Ian Rankin is the multimillion-copy worldwide bestseller of over thirty novels and creator of John Rebus. His books have been translated into thirty-six languages and have been adapted for radio, the stage and the screen.
Rankin is the recipient of four Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards, including the Diamond Dagger, the UK's most prestigious award for crime fiction. In the United States, he has won the celebrated Edgar Award and been shortlisted for the Anthony Award. In Europe, he has won Denmark's Palle Rosenkrantz Prize, the French Grand Prix du Roman Noir and the German Deutscher Krimipreis.
He is the recipient of honorary degrees from universities across the UK, is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature, and has received an OBE for his services to literature.