Exit Music (Inspector Rebus #17)
Author(s): Ian Rankin
A mugging gone wrong ... or murder?
A dissident Russian poet is found dead - at the same time a delegation of Russian businessmen arrives in town. For some, it is crucial that the case is closed quickly, clinically and with the minimum of attention.
But DI Rebus and DS Siobhan Clarke believe this is something more than a random attack - especially after a particularly nasty second killing. Then, a brutal and premeditated assault on a local gangster puts Rebus in the frame - and he may not survive long enough to solve anything...
EXIT MUSIC went straight to No.1 on the Sunday Times bestseller list on publication. Ian Rankin is a regular No. 1 bestseller and Guardian fastseller. In the last five years, he has also become an important figure in the cultural life of the UK, and is a regular on TV and radio. He has won numerous awards, including the CWA Diamond Dagger and GQ Author of the Year, and received an OBE. The Rebus TV adaptation attracted 9 million viewers. 'Rankin has an unparalleled ability to draw in the reader and make us feel every knock and setback in Inspector Rebus's red-raw life. Rarely has that talent been better displayed than in EXIT MUSIC which sees the flawed but redeemingly honest central character staggering towards the finishing line of an inglorious career that has utterly defined his life' Scotland on Sunday. 'Brace yourself for a stoater of a cliff-hanger ending' Sunday Telegraph. 'Britain's No.1 crime writer' Daily Mirror.
Shortlisted for British Book Awards: Books Direct Crime Thriller of the Year Award 2008.
'Prepare yourselves: this is goodbye to Detective Inspector John Rebus, possibly the most famous of the plethora of fictional policemen. And it's a classic plot to send him on his way' SHORTLIST 'with just four days left in the job, Rebus gets himself suspended for insubordination - will he be able to solve the case in time? What is guaranteed is that Rebus heads into retirement the same chippy, curmudgeon that his millions of fans have grown to love' SUNDAY TIMES 'Fans will not be disappointed, while new readers will have the added delight of catching up with all the novels they have missed' THE TIMES 'As this (according to Rankin), the final outing for Rebus demonstrates, he is always ready to shake things up for his beleagured protagonist' GOOD BOOK GUIDE 'Rebus's swansong is a typically gritty affair, with the usual twists that Edinburgh's finest cop should surely expect as routine by now. Rankin's expertly crafted plot, vivid characters and pacy narrative means fans will lap this up' NEWS OF THE WORLD 'classic Rankin...a fantastic tale that exercises his familiar gift for grabbing a reader then taking them on a dark trip through high life and low life. Doors Open is a must-read novel from Scotland's King of Crime' WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLY
Ian Rankin is a regular No.1 bestseller, and has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Diamond Dagger. He lives with his family in Edinburgh, and in 2003 received an OBE for his services to literature.
- : 9780752893518
- : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
- : Orion
- : August 2008
- : 198mm X 129mm X 30mm
- : United Kingdom
- : books
- : Ian Rankin
- : Paperback
- : 1
- : English
- : 496