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HUZZAH!! Elmer you are wrong, it is Fox season!!
The description: Rebus and Malcolm Fox go head-to-head when a 30-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 30 years ago is being reopened. Rebus's 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 made, and huge questions asked. Who are the saints and who the sinners? And can the one ever become the other?
'Where are we going?'
'We're just driving.'
'Driving where though?'
Rebus turned to look at his passenger.
The re-return of Rebus and I love it. There's Shiobhan *waves*, and the tables are turned as she is now Rebus's boss.
IN THE BEGINNING: There's a cold case missing person, a current inexplicable car crash complete with Ugg boot quandry, and a party.
What does the Fox say?
"We both know Rebus has sailed close to the wind – more times than either of us can count. I’m sure you’ve helped him out of a few jams, as have a lot of his other colleagues down the years, and some of them came to grief."
"When I said I was interested in Alison Watt, Pat told me there was a painting by her hanging in the Parliament building."
And the status update music links:
48% - "The ringtone
Rebus has for Fox's calls"
64% - "'He reached for a CD and slid it home. Spooky Tooth’s second album.'
3* - Knots and Crosses (1987)
4* - Tooth and Nail (1991)
3* - Hide and Seek (1991)
3* - Strip Jack (1992)
4* - A Good Hanging (1992)
3* - The Black Book (1993)
3* - Mortal Causes (1994)
3* - Let it Bleed (1995)
TR - Blood Hunt (1995) (paperback in bedroom TBR mountain)
4* - Black and Blue (1997)
3* - The Hanging Garden (1998)
3* - Dead Souls (1999)
3* - Set in Darkness (2000)
4* - The Falls (2001)
4* - Resurrection Men (2002)
2* - Beggar's Banquet (2002)
4* - A Question of Blood (2003)
4* - Fleshmarket Close (2004)
2* - Rebus's Scotland (2005)
4* - The Naming Of The Dead(2006)
4* - Exit Music (2007)
4* - The complaints (2009)
5* - Standing in Another Man's Grave
4.5* - Saints of the Shadow Bible