Strip Jack

by Ian Rankin

Part of the A Rebus Novel Series

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Gregor Jack MP is discovered in a brothel during a police raid and the tabloids have a field day.  It seems he was framed … then his wife is murdered.  This takes Rebus away from his gritty Edinburgh into Fife and the highlands as he investigates the world of a successful man.  But human failings also happen outside a city, infidelity, jealousy, lust are all explored along with loyalty and respect as Gregor Jack’s chums stick up for him.  So Rebus can do ‘upmarket’ too, which is interesting but not as enthralling as underbelly Edinburgh in my mind.  This is not a place to start your Rebus trip.

Strip Jack Synopsis

The 4th Inspector Rebus novel from Ian Rankin.

Gregor Jack, MP, well-liked, young, married to the fiery Elizabeth - to the outside world a very public success story. But Jack's carefully nurtured career plans take a tumble after a 'mistake' during a police raid on a notorious Edinburgh brothel. Then Elizabeth disappears, a couple of bodies float into view where they shouldn't, and a lunatic speaks from his asylum...

Initially Rebus is sympathetic to the MP's dilemma - who hasn't occasionally succumbed to temptation? - but with the disappearance of Jack's wife the glamour surrounding the popular young man begins to tarnish. Someone wants to strip Jack naked and Rebus wants to know why...

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ISBN: 9780752883564
Publication date: 07/08/2008
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (a Format)

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ISBN: 9780752883564
Publication date: 7th August 2008
Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (a Format)
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin was born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982, and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature.  His first Rebus novel was published in 1987, and the Rebus books are now translated into thirty-six languages and are bestsellers worldwide. Ian Rankin has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow, and is also a past winner of the Chandler-Fulbright Award. He is the recipient of four Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards including the prestigious Diamond Dagger in 2005. In 2004, Ian won America's ...

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