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By Ian Rankin

It is past due within the fall in Edinburgh and overdue within the profession of Detective Inspector John Rebus. As he's easily attempting to tie up a few unfastened ends prior to his retirement, a brand new case lands on his table: a dissident Russian poet has been murdered in what appears like a mugging long past flawed.
Rebus discovers that an elite delegation of Russian businessmen is on the town, trying to extend its pursuits. And as Rebus's research profits floor, somebody brutally attacks a neighborhood gangster with whom he has a protracted history.
Has Rebus overstepped his bounds for the final time? just a couple of days shy of the top to his lengthy, debatable profession, will Rebus even make it that a long way?

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She rested her head opposed to the again of the seat, remaining her eyes for a second. Rebus felt an unforeseen jab of sympathy. He’d recognized Mairie for years, within which time they’d traded information and data. He’d by no means ahead of recognized her to sound so crushed. “Maybe i will help,” he provided. “Todorov and Riordan? ” she guessed, establishing her eyes and turning to stand him. “The exact same. ” “How come you’re out the following instead of in there? ” She gestured in the direction of the police station. “Because I’m after a prefer. ” “Meaning you will want me to do a little digging? ” “You recognize me too good, Mairie. ” “I be aware of I’ve performed you lots of favors long ago, John, and the scales by no means appear to stability. ” “Might be assorted this time. ” She laughed tiredly. “Another line you usually use. ” “All correct then, name it your retirement reward to me. ” She studied him extra heavily. “I’d forgotten you have been in your approach out. ” “I’m already out. Corbyn’s suspended me. ” “Why did he do this? ” “I badmouthed a friend of his referred to as Sir Michael Addison. ” “The banker? ” Her intonation lifted with her spirits. “There’s a tie—a unfastened tie—between him and Todorov. ” “How unfastened? ” “The complete six levels. ” “Intriguing however. ” “Knew you’d imagine so. ” “And you’ll inform me the tale? ” “I’ll let you know what I can,” Rebus corrected her. “In go back for what precisely? ” “A guy referred to as Andropov. ” “He’s the Russian industrialist. ” “That’s correct. ” “Recently on the town as a part of a exchange delegation. ” “They all went domestic; Andropov stayed. ” “I didn’t recognize that. ” She pursed her lips. “So what's it you need to understand? ” “Who he's and the way he received his funds. back, there’s a hookup to Todorov. ” “In that they’re either Russian? ” “I’ve heard they knew each other, again within the mists of time. ” “And? ” “And the evening Todorov died, he was once consuming within the comparable bar as his outdated classmate. ” Mairie Henderson set free a low, sustained whistle. “No one else has this? ” Rebus shook his head. “And there’s lots extra. ” “If I run a narrative, your bosses are absolute to wager the resource. ” “The resource is again to being a civilian in a few days. ” “Meaning no comebacks? ” “No comebacks,” he agreed. Her eyes narrowed. “I’m making a bet there’s lots extra dust you may be dishing. ” “Saving it for my memoirs, Mairie. ” She studied him back. “You’ll be desiring a ghostwriter,” she expert him. Didn’t sound like she used to be joking. The Scotsman newspaper used to be dependent in an updated facility on the backside of Holyrood street, contrary the BBC and the Parliament construction. even if Mairie Henderson had left her full-time task there numerous years again, she used to be nonetheless a identified face and carried her personal protection cross. “How did you wangle that? ” Rebus requested as he signed himself in at reception. Henderson tapped the facet of her nostril as Rebus pinned on his customer badge. The place of work in the back of the reception table was once huge and open-plan and looked to be staffed by means of a skeleton group of simply 9 or ten our bodies. Rebus acknowledged as a lot, and Henderson instructed him that he used to be dwelling some time past. “Doesn’t take many palms to supply a paper nowadays.

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