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Rebus is trying to help the young woman--renamed Candice by the young, slick, brutal thug Tommy Telford, who is into everything from drugs and prostitution to aiding a Japanese business syndicate in acquiring a local golf course-- because she's about the same age and physical aspect as his own daughter, Sammy. He's also conducting the investigation of a suspected Nazi war criminal, an old man who spends his time tending graves in Warriston cemetery. "A cemetery should have been about death, but Warriston didn't feel that way to Rebus. Much of it resembled a rambling ark into which some statuary had been dropped," Rankin writes with the icy clarity of cold water over stone.
Add to this Rebus's involvement with an imprisoned crime boss in a plan to bring Telford down; his continuing battle with drink; the strong possibility that people high up in the British Government don't want the old Nazi exposed; danger to Sammy and her journalist lover because of her father's work, and a somewhat strained metaphor of Edinburgh as a new Babylon and you have an admittedly large pot of stew. But Rankin's high art keeps it all bubbling and rich with flavour. Others in the Rebus series include his 1997 Edgar Award-nominated Black and Blue, as well as Hide and Seek, Knots and Crosses,, Let It Bleed, Mortal Causes, Strip Jack, and Tooth and Nail. --Dick Adler, Amazon.com -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
A real great author ! My fourth whodunit from Ian Rankin.
The Rebus stories are addictive just as Scotland itself. Lesen Sie weiter...
Rankin manages to intertwine multiple stories and numerous great characters without ever losing his reader. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 24. Februar 2000 von Galwayk
This is my first Rebus or Rankin novel and was I blown away.
The language is rich and descriptive. Lesen Sie weiter...
This was my first Inspector Rebus book and I enjoyed it. My problem is there are far too many subplots, prostitutes from Russia, Japanese Yakaze, Mr. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 14. April 1999 veröffentlicht