By Ian Rankin
Rebus and Malcolm Fox move head-to-head whilst a 30-year-old homicide research resurfaces, forcing Rebus to confront crimes of the past
Rebus is again at the strength, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. he's investigating a vehicle twist of fate whilst information arrives case from 30 years in the past is being reopened. Rebus's workforce from these days is suspected of aiding a assassin break out justice to additional their very own ends.
Malcolm Fox, in what is going to be his final case as an inner affairs cop, is tasked with checking out the reality. prior and current are approximately to collide in stunning and murderous model. What does Rebus need to cover? And whose facet is he rather on? His colleagues again then referred to as themselves "The Saints," and swore a bond on whatever known as the Shadow Bible. yet instances have replaced and the crimes of the earlier would possibly not remain hidden for much longer -- and should additionally play a task within the current, as Scotland gears up for a referendum on independence.
Allegiances are being shaped, enemies made, and large questions requested. who're the saints and who the sinners? and will the only ever turn into the opposite?
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Taking your tea with you? ” Rebus requested. “What do you're thinking that? ” got here the answer. an identical nurse was once simply leaving Jessica Traynor’s room as they arrived. “Go effortless on her,” she stated in an undertone. “We’re recognized for it,” Rebus guaranteed her. The mattress used to be nonetheless flat, the sufferer staring in the direction of the ceiling. She moved her eyes, blinking once or twice as she excited about the recent arrivals. Her lips have been wet, as if she’d simply authorized a few liquid from the beaker at the close by tray. Her father used to be seated back, conserving her hand as prior to. “Jessica,” Clarke started, “I’m Detective Inspector Clarke and this can be Detective Sergeant Rebus. How are you feeling, or is silly query? ” “Like I received hit via a automobile. ” “I observed the country of your golfing. The airbag most likely kept your existence. foolish to not have your seat belt mounted. ” Traynor stiffened as he took this in. Jessica’s eyes widened. “I continually do up my seat belt,” she protested. “The motorist who stumbled on you, the person who referred to as for the cavalry, says you weren’t strapped in. ” “Couldn’t it have come undone on effect? ” Traynor requested. “I’ve now not heard of that happening,” Clarke informed him. Then, to his daughter: “Any proposal why certainly one of your boots ended up at the passenger-side flooring? ” “I don’t comprehend. ” Jessica Traynor’s eyes flitted from one face to a different. “There you're within the driver’s seat,” Clarke obliged, “but certainly one of your Uggs by some means lands the opposite aspect of the imperative console. back, it’s whatever I’ve no longer stumble upon prior to. ” Her father leaned in in the direction of her. “The officials have been asking me past if a person used to be possibly riding too quick in the back of you, inflicting you to do what you probably did. ” “I don’t recognize what occurred. ” Tears have been filling Jessica Traynor’s eyes. “Was there a few type of race occurring? ” Clarke requested. “Maybe you were given within the method and so they pressured you off the line? ” “No…” Traynor had risen from his chair. His daughter had her eyes screwed close and he used to be asking her if she was once in ache. “I don’t are looking to take into consideration it,” she informed him. “I don’t are looking to have in mind any of it. the auto went off the line, that’s all. ” together with her hand nonetheless in his, Traynor became in the direction of the 2 detectives. “Probably top if you happen to depart now. provide her a while to get better. ” His eyes instructed them he might brook no argument. yet nonetheless Clarke lingered. It was once Rebus, despite the fact that, who spoke. “We simply desire Jessica’s deal with the following in Edinburgh. ” “Why? ” The query got here from the mattress. Jessica had balled her unfastened hand right into a fist. Her eyes have been nonetheless closed yet her face seemed pained. “We simply do,” Clarke stated. Traynor gestured in the direction of the hall. “Jessica,” he stated, “just attempt to sit back. I’m going to teach the officials out. ” “I nonetheless don’t comprehend why they’re the following. ” “They’re leaving immediately. ” He gave her wrist a last squeeze, then enable it move, extending an arm to point to Rebus that he should still prepared the ground. when they have been out within the hall and the door was once closed, he proffered the deal with. Clarke tapped it into her mobile. “Speaking of which…” Traynor held out a hand, palm up. Clarke dug his daughter’s cellphone from her pocket and passed it over.