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by Ian Rankin
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Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it 10 months ago
Detective Paul Carter has been found guilty of some pretty clear-cut criminal activity. Fox and his team have been brought into investigate a neighboring force, Carter's own, to see who might have been involved with him -- or at the least covered up for him. They weren't involved with the original i...
runner
runner rated it 3 years ago
Ian Rankin to me will always be synonymous with John Rebus but Rebus, although still fighting crime, is in retirement and so its good to meet a new hero in town DI Malcolm Fox. He's working in the complaints dept(internal affairs to you and me) and together with two comrades has been sent to the kin...
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
It's always a pleasure to go back to lowland Scotland with Rankin, and this outing included trips to some rather familiar spots in Fife. I'm somewhat more convinced of Fox as a protagonist this time around (even though I still miss Rebus); he shows some real gnarliness as the Complaints chap who rea...
November News 2014
November News 2014 rated it 7 years ago
What can I say that hasn't already been said by previous reviewers? Ian Rankin is a master at what he does and he does Scottish detective fiction best with Rebus. However, here he has developed a second character that ranks "up there" with Rebus. This new character is so fleshed-out you could touch ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 7 years ago
Handwritten on inside: Rebecca Strong Xmas 2011Dedication: I MDavid ThompsonOpening: 'He's not here,' the desk sergeant said.'So where is he?''Out on a call.'Fox stared hard at the man, knowing it wouldn't do any good. The sergeant was one of those old-timers who reckoned they'd seen it all anf face...
To Shoot or Not to Shoot
To Shoot or Not to Shoot rated it 7 years ago
I enjoyed this a lot (3.5 stars at least). What captured my imagination was the web woven between individual histories, social and political history, and the present. I am just a little older than most of the characters, and graduated from a university in Scotland just before the past events so it s...
carey
carey rated it 8 years ago
No complaints!
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