The Impossible Dead
Malcolm Fox and his team are back, investigating whether fellow cops covered up for Detective Paul Carter. Carter has been found guilty of misconduct, but what should be a simple job is soon complicated by a brutal murder and a weapon that should not even exist.A trail of revelations leads Fox... show more
Malcolm Fox and his team are back, investigating whether fellow cops covered up for Detective Paul Carter. Carter has been found guilty of misconduct, but what should be a simple job is soon complicated by a brutal murder and a weapon that should not even exist.A trail of revelations leads Fox back to 1985, a year of desperate unrest when letter-bombs and poisonous spores were sent to government offices, and kidnappings and murders were plotted. But while the body count rises the clock starts ticking, and a dramatic turn of events sees Fox in mortal danger.
Publish date: October 1st 2011
Pages no: 373
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Malcolm Fox (#2)
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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