Written by Ian Rankin

Number 15 in Inspector Rebus

Publisher: Orion Books
Pages: 482
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Crime
Published: 2004-01-01
Original Language: English

An illegal immigrant is found murdered in an Edinburgh housing scheme: a racist attack, or something else entirely? Rebus is drawn into the case, but has other problems: his old police station has closed for business, and his masters would rather he retire than stick around. Siobhan meanwhile has problems of her own. A teenager has disappeared from home and Siobhan is drawn into helping the family, which will mean travelling closer than is healthy towards the web of a convicted rapist. Then there's the small matter of the two skeletons - a woman and an infant - found buried beneath a concrete cellar floor in Fleshmarket Close. The scene begins to look like an elaborate stunt – but whose, and for what purpose?

Read from 2008-10-21 to 2009-01-05
Read in English
Rating: 4/5