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Publisher's Summary

Inspector John Rebus has confronted Edinburgh's most hardened criminals, its bloodiest crime scenes, and its most dangerous backstreets, but nothing could have prepared him for what he finds on Fleshmarket Alley. In the city's red-light district, men live out their sordid fantasies, and women with no other choice sell their bodies to make a buck. It's a neighborhood of lost inhibitions, forgotten scruples, and hopeless dreams. In its seediest clubs, refugees seeking asylum are subjected to the whims of the most ruthless characters in the crime world...men Rebus knows all too well.
Crack another case with Inspector Rebus.
©2005 Ian Rankin (P)2005 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"This is a superb crime novel, a pivotal entry in a uniformly fascinating series, and a remarkably perceptive analysis of the contemporary immigration dilemma at its most achingly human level." ( Booklist)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Richard on 09-03-15

Decent entry into the series

This is a good, very timely story regarding the exploitation of immigrants both legal and illegal. Overall though it seems that Rebus and Rankin are just going through the motions waitng for the time they can both retire from the series. Not bad, just not very memorable. In five or seven months I'll probably have to check to see if and when I listened to it.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Andrew on 10-02-08

Great Story

I really enjoy the Rebus Novels. But, I do not enjoy listening to the narrator read these novels.
I find it distracting to listen to him mispronounce words e.g. "Niaff" , "Irn Bru", place names etc.
As I'm from Scotland these errors jump out at me. Others probably will not find this an issue at all.

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