Struggling through another Edinburgh winter Rebus finds himself sucked into a web of intrigue that throws up more questions than answers.
Was the Lord Provost’s daughter kidnapped or just another runaway Why is a city councillor shredding documents that should have been waste paper years ago And why on earth is Rebus invited to a clay pigeon shoot at the home of the Scottish Office’s Permanent Secretary
Sucked into the machine that is modern Scotland, Rebus confronts the fact that some of his enemies may be beyond justice…
Ian Rankin is the internationally bestselling author of the Inspector Rebus and Detective Malcolm Fox novels, as well as a string of standalone thrillers. His books have been translated into 36 languages and are bestsellers on several continents. Ian is the recipient of four CWA DAGGER AWARDS and in 2004, won America's celebrated EDGAR AWARD. He is also the recipient of honorary degrees from the universities of Abertay, St Andrews, Hull and Edinburgh and received the OBE for services to literature, opting to receive the prize in his home city of Edinburgh, where he lives with his partner and two sons.