The ninth Inspector Rebus novel from the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES.'Masterly' SUNDAY TIMES. 'Ian Rankin is a genius' Lee Child
The ninth Inspector Rebus novel from the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES.
'Masterly' SUNDAY TIMES
'Ian Rankin is a genius' Lee Child
DI John Rebus is hard at work on multiple cases. Not only is he on the trail of a WWII war criminal - he's also become entangled in a dangerous battle between two rival gangs.
But when his daughter is the victim of an all too professional hit-and-run, there's nothing Rebus won't do to bring down the prime suspect.
Even if it means making a deal with the devil . . .
The two cases [Rebus] is investigating here are complex, like one of those fiendishly difficult double-sided jigsaws. The skill with which Rankin fits them together is formidable - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Rankin's handling of the gangland plot, culminating in a sting designed to entrap the multi-national mobsters as they raid a huge drug-making plant is masterly - SUNDAY TIMES
No other writer in his chosen genre is producing books as rich and comprehensive as this: Dickensian, you might say - LITERARY REVIEW
They call his work crime fiction, but the adjective is superfluous ... these novels are totally absorbing. Once I start reading one, all else goes by the board till I have finished it - SPECTATOR
Rankin is a master of his craft - INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
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.