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Our curmudgeon, with bandaged hands and his bad attitude against authority, particularly his superiors, makes him a prime suspect for a particular case of arson and surprisingly his past comes back to haunt him when there is a shooting in a school which looks like the work of a crazed ex-SAS member. All is made worse by army investigators. With its red-herrings and diversions, this is another excellent yarn. ~ Sarah Broadhurst
A CRIME TOO CLOSE TO HOME . . . A superb, highly suspenseful crime thriller from the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES 'You'll love every second of it' MIRROR 'Excellent' SUNDAY TIMES At a private school, two teenagers are killed by an ex-Army loner who then turned the gun on himself. Finding the truth will take Detective Inspector John Rebus into the heart of a shattered community. Ex-Army himself, Rebus becomes fascinated by the killer, and finds he is not alone. It seems the man had friends in high places and enemies to spare. And Rebus has secrets of his own. He's fresh out of hospital, with newly bandaged hands, and won't say what happened. But after the death of a criminal he visited, who had been stalking DS Siobhan Clarke, Rebus is the prime suspect...
|Publication date:||24th August 2017|
|Publisher:||Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Primary Genre||Crime and Mystery|
Closing date: 30/06/2021
'This is Rankin at his raw-edged, page-turning best' Time Out
'He writes with a natural rhythmn which exerts an almost hypnotic effect' Independent
'A rich absorbing narrative in which the focus is not on who did it - that we know - But why. Artful, moving and entertaining' Observer
'Exceptionally well-plotted book, which is guaranteed to hook you and keep you hooked' Sunday Telegraph
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 ...More About Ian Rankin