By Ian Rankin
Gregor Jack has all of it: younger, filthy rich, and fascinating, he is a hugely revered member of Parliament, with a appealing wife--and a closet bursting with skeletons. whilst he is stuck in a police raid on an Edinburgh brothel, his residence of playing cards starts to topple. input Detective John Rebus: he smells a set-up. while Jack's flamboyant spouse Elizabeth disappears, Rebus uncovers a full-house of orgies, drunken events, an incestuous "Pack" of deceitful chums...and finally Elizabeth's badly crushed physique. Now Rebus is on a brand new quest--to discover a killer who holds the entire playing cards.
Strip Jack is a stellar access in Ian Rankin's sequence, which The long island instances calls "A stronger series."
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Christ, concept Rebus, think terrible outdated Jack being requested approximately that. nonetheless, there could be even much less friendly inquiries to resolution . . . ‘What we have now so far,’ Curt acknowledged, whereas all people begged him silently to get on with it, ‘is a sequence of negatives. No froth from the mouth and nostril . . . no silted subject . . . no clenched fingers. What’s extra, rigor mortis may recommend that the physique used to be useless ahead of immersion, and that it were saved in a restricted house. You’ll see from the images that the legs are bent rather unnaturally. ’ At that second, they knew . . . yet nonetheless he hadn’t acknowledged it. ‘I’d say the physique used to be within the water at the least 8 hours and less than twenty-four. As to whilst demise happened, good, your time sooner than that, evidently, yet no longer too lengthy, a question of hours . . . ’ ‘And explanation for loss of life? ’ Dr Curt smiled. ‘The photos of the cranium exhibit a transparent fracture to the right-hand part of the top. She used to be hit very not easy from at the back of, gents. I’d say dying was once nearly immediate . . . ’ there has been extra, yet no longer even more. and lots more and plenty mumbling among officials. Rebus knew what they have been pondering and announcing: it used to be a similar M. O. because the Dean Bridge killing. however it wasn’t. the girl discovered at Dean Bridge have been murdered at that spot, now not transported there, and he or she have been murdered on a riverside direction in the midst of a urban, now not . . . good, the place had Liz Jack died? anyplace. it can be anyplace. whereas humans have been muttering that William Glass needed to be came across, Rebus used to be considering in a distinct course: Mrs Jack’s BMW needed to be chanced on, and located quick. good, he used to be already packed, and he’d okayed the journey with Lauderdale. Constable Moffat will be there to fulfill him, and Gregor Jack had supplied the keys. ‘So there it truly is, women and gents. ’ Curt used to be announcing. ‘Murder will be my opinion. convinced, homicide. the remaining is all the way down to your forensic scientists and yourselves. ’ ‘Off are you? ’ Lauderdale commented, seeing Rebus toting his bag. ‘That’s correct, sir. ’ ‘Good looking, Inspector. ’ Lauderdale paused. ‘What’s the identify of where back? ’ ‘Where is it dear to be a Mason, sir? ’ ‘I don’t keep on with . . . ah, correct, a pricey hotel. ’ Rebus winked at his stronger and made his means out in the direction of his motor vehicle. It was once very entertaining the best way Scotland replaced each thirty miles or so – replaced in panorama, in personality, and in dialect. brain you, stick in a vehicle and you’d not often wager. The roads all appeared a lot a similar. So did the roadside petrol stations. Even the cities, lengthy, immediately major streets with their supermarkets and shoe retailers and wool outlets and chip outlets . . . even those looked as if it would blur one into the opposite. however it used to be attainable to seem past them; attainable, too, to appear additional into them. A small state, notion Rebus, but so a variety of. in class, his geography instructor had taught that Scotland should be divided into 3 certain areas: Southern Uplands, Lowlands, and Highlands . . . anything like that. Geography didn’t start to inform the tale. good, possibly it did truly. He used to be heading due north, in the direction of a humans very diverse to these present in the southern towns or the coastal cities.