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Publisher's Summary

A murdered oil rig worker. A copycat serial killer dubbed, “Johnny Bible.” And a reopened investigation that doesn’t bode well for Detective John Rebus or his mentor, Inspector Lawson Geddes. Rebus’s Scotland, along with his malt-soaked psyche, is riddled with trouble. Now he’s got to tie up the loose ends if he wants to save his job - or live to see another dark Edinburgh day.
©1997 Ian Rankin (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Gregory on 09-06-15

Excellent story but the narration poor.

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes.You feel every emotion that Rebus goes through and Rankin, as ever, brings the listener right into his world which, for me, creates a wonderful escape.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, the flow of the story was perfect with a few themes throughout that you could feel were being put together. I was dying to hear if he would be able to pull it off which, of course, he did.

What didn’t you like about Michael Page’s performance?

Much of the time I had no idea which character was talking, especially when Rebus was talking to "Jack". Rebus had 2 or 3 different accents and the character Lumsden, who said he was from Gillingham (south coast of England), had an accent that was at times either Yorkshire (north of England) or Scottish.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

A wonderful story, perhaps James McPherson can be asked to re-record it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mike on 01-18-17

Wow!

One of the best books I have ever listened to definitely the best of the rebus series so far.
The multiple plots all converging in to a climactic finish was great.

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