Resurrection Men

Resurrection Men

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Rebus is off the case - quite literally. A few days into a murder inquiry following the brutal death of an Edinburgh art dealer, Rebus blows up at his superior, DCS Gill Templer, and is sent into purdah. Which, in his case, means the Scottish Police College, sited on the edge of a village in central Scotland. Rebus has been sent there for 'retraining'. In other words, it's his Last Chance Saloon. He is not alone. At the college, he is put into a group of similar officers - people who have a problem with the very institution which houses them. They are given an old unsolved case to work on. It will hopefully teach them the merits of teamwork, while allowing professionals the chance to assess this unholy 'wild bunch'. But there are those in the team who have their own secrets - secrets not unconnected to the very case they've been given - and they'll stop at nothing to protect them. As if that wasn't enough, the Scottish Crime Squad have a favour to ask of Rebus. They think they've found someone who can deliver the inside info on the east coast's biggest gangster, 'Big Ger' Cafferty. All they need is a link-man, someone to act as go-between.They've decided on Rebus, whether he likes it or not. Meanwhile, back in Edinburgh, newly-promoted Detective Sergeant Siobhan Clarke must work the case of the murdered art dealer, a case which will take her closer to Cafferty and his world than she could ever have anticipated...show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 172 x 232 x 44mm | 861.82g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • ORION
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752821318
  • 9780752821313

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The maverick Edinburgh-based Inspector Rebus has been exiled for 'retraining' to the Scottish Police College after throwing a mug of tea at DCS Gill Templer during the investigation of the murder of an art dealer. Rebus and a group of other troublesome officers are given an old murder to work on in the hope that this will teach them the value of co-operation - although some in the team have secrets connected to the crime. But Rebus is suddenly pulled off the case to help the Scottish Crime Squad nail the big time gangster, M G Cafferty. Meanwhile, Rebus's Edinburgh colleagues discover a link between Cafferty and the murdered art dealer. Ian Rankin is one of the best crime writers in the world and his huge army of readers will thoroughly enjoy this totally gripping 13th Rebus novel.show more

About Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin was born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960. In 1997 he was awarded the Macallan Gold Dagger for Fiction for Black and Blue. His subsequent Rebus novels have all been international bestsellers. He lives with his wife and two sons in Edinburgh.show more

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