Resurrection Men (A Rebus Novel)

By Ian Rankin

Inspector John Rebus has tousled badly this time, so badly that he is been despatched to a type of reform college for broken police officers. whereas there one of the last-chancers referred to as "resurrection men," he joins a covert venture to realize facts of a drug heist orchestrated by way of 3 of his classmates. however the team has been assigned an unsolved homicide that could have resulted from Rebus's personal mistake. Now Rebus cannot ascertain if he is been arrange for a fall or if his disgraced classmates are as ruthless as he suspects. while Detective Sergeant Siobhan Clarke discovers that her research of an artwork dealer's homicide is tied to Rebus's inquiry, the two-protÈgÈ and mentor-join forces. quickly they locate themselves in the middle of a much bigger scandal than that they had imagined-a plot with conspirators in each nook of Scotland and lethal implications approximately their colleagues. With the intense eye for personality and position that earned him the identify "the Dickens of Edinburgh," Ian Rankin grants a page-turning novel of problematic suspense.

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Lets go searching, see if another person can provide higher. ” “Let’s simply get on with it,” Jazz stated, his eyes assembly Sutherland’s, and in some way ultimately gaining a shrug of attractiveness. “Might as well,” Rebus acknowledged. “It’s in contrast to we’re going to discover something new on Dickie Diamond. ” “Great,” Jazz acknowledged caustically. “Let’s try to continue these confident vibes flowing, eh, lads? ” “ ‘Positive vibes’? ” Ward mimicked. “I imagine you spent too lengthy with John’s list assortment final evening. ” “Aye, you’ll be donning beads and sandals subsequent, Jazz,” Barclay additional with a grin. Jazz gave him hands. Then they prepared the chairs to their liking and set out to paintings. they'd compiled an inventory of individuals they desired to seek advice from. a few names were crossed off simply because Rebus knew they have been already useless. He’d thought of no longer letting on . . . top them down blind alleys . . . yet couldn’t rather see the purpose. Cross-referencing and the pc at Tulliallan had thrown up the nugget that one identify — Joe Daly — used to be an informant belonging to DI Bobby Hogan. Hogan used to be Leith CID; Rebus and he went again some distance. Hogan was once to be their first cease. They’d been within the interview room in simple terms part an hour yet already there has been a foul scent in regards to the position, in spite of door and home windows open. “Dickie Diamond used to hang around on the Zombie Bar,” Jazz stated, studying from the notes. “That’s in Leith too, correct, John? ” “I don’t comprehend if it’s nonetheless open. They have been regularly in difficulty with their license. ” “Isn’t Leith the place the operating women hang around? ” Allan Ward requested. “Don’t you pass getting rules, younger Allan,” grey stated, achieving over to ruffle his hair. there have been voices within the hall, coming nearer: “. . . top shall we do, below the circs . . . ” “They won’t brain roughing it . . . ” DCI Tennant stepped into the entrance, eyes widening on the scene inside. “Better remain the place you're, sir,” Tam Barclay warned. “One extra in right here and the oxygen runs out. ” Tennant became to the determine beside him — Gill Templer. “I did alert you it used to be small,” she stated. “You did,” he admitted. “Settling in very well, males? ” “Could hardly ever be cozier,” Stu Sutherland stated, folding his fingers like a guy now not most sensible happy with his lot. “We proposal we’d positioned the espresso laptop within the corner,” Allan Ward acknowledged, “next to the mini-bar and Jacuzzi. ” “Good idea,” Tennant informed him, straight-faced. “This’ll do us positive, sir,” Francis grey acknowledged. He slid his chair again and controlled to squash considered one of Tam Barclay’s feet below the leg. “We won’t be the following lengthy. you may nearly glance on our environment as an incentive. ” He was once on his ft now, beaming a grin at Gill Templer. “I’m DI grey, on the grounds that no one’s visible healthy . . . ” “DCS Templer,” Gill stated, taking the proffered hand. grey brought her to the opposite males, leaving Rebus until final. “This one you’ll already understand. ” Gill glared at Rebus, and Rebus seemed away, hoping it was once simply a part of the act. “Well, if you’ll excuse me, gents, I’ve a homicide inquiry to run . . . ” “Us too,” Ward stated. Gill pretended to not listen, and headed down the hall, calling again to Tennant that he will need to subscribe to her for espresso in her place of work.

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