Mortal Causes

Mortal Causes

eBook - 2011
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The sixth novel featuring Inspector John Rebus, available for the first time as an e-book and with an exclusive introduction by author Ian Rankin. When Big Ger Cafferty, the ruthless gangster whose sphere of influence extends well beyond the bars that the Inspector himself put him behind, discovers that Bill, his only son, has been brutally murdered, Rebus finds himself with more motivation than his duty can provide to find Billy's killer. But when the police pathologist reports that the young man was killed by professional hands, Rebus finds himself up against a force that could frighten Big Ger himself.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Simon & Schuster, 2011
ISBN: 9781451649161
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
1 online resource (288 pages)


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A bit more gruesome than Rankin's usual fare but gives us an interesting military background for Rebus and some early on the ground insight into the Irish troubles as they leaked into Scotland's crime scene. It is a shame now north american funding for this civil war kept the violence going. A good read as always.

Feb 08, 2012

It was okay but I didn't like it nearly as much as the previous one. Maybe it was because Holmes and Clark, Rebus's sidekicks, were basically absent in this one

Oct 24, 2007

Great detective story.


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