Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin audiobook

Saints of the Shadow Bible

By Ian Rankin
Read by James MacPherson

Hachette Book Group 9780316224550

The Inspector Rebus Series: Book 19

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Rebus and Malcolm Fox go head-to-head when a thirty-year-old murder investigation resurfaces, forcing Rebus to confront crimes of the past. Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. He is investigating a car accident when news arrives that a case from thirty years ago is being reopened. Rebus' team from those days is suspected of helping a murderer escape justice to further their own ends. Malcolm Fox, in what will be his last case as an internal affairs cop, is tasked with finding out the truth. Past and present are about to collide in shocking and murderous fashion. What does Rebus have to hide? And whose side is he really on? His colleagues back then called themselves "The Saints" and swore a bond on something called the Shadow Bible. But times have changed, and the crimes of the past may not stay hidden much longer—and they may also play a role in the present, as Scotland gears up for a referendum on independence. Allegiances are being formed, enemies made, and huge questions asked. Who are the saints and who are the sinners? And can one ever become the other?

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Summary

A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, January 2014

Rebus and Malcolm Fox go head-to-head when a thirty-year-old murder investigation resurfaces, forcing Rebus to confront crimes of the past.

Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. He is investigating a car accident when news arrives that a case from thirty years ago is being reopened. Rebus' team from those days is suspected of helping a murderer escape justice to further their own ends.

Malcolm Fox, in what will be his last case as an internal affairs cop, is tasked with finding out the truth. Past and present are about to collide in shocking and murderous fashion. What does Rebus have to hide? And whose side is he really on? His colleagues back then called themselves "The Saints" and swore a bond on something called the Shadow Bible. But times have changed, and the crimes of the past may not stay hidden much longer—and they may also play a role in the present, as Scotland gears up for a referendum on independence.

Allegiances are being formed, enemies made, and huge questions asked. Who are the saints and who are the sinners? And can one ever become the other?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Set against the campaigns in the run-up to the referendum on Scottish independence, it is a fascinating exploration of ideas of loyalty and allegiance in a changing world, as well as a welcome return for a battered but tenacious survivor.” Guardian (London)
“A novel densely packed with incident and intrigue, and Rankin’s thriller plotting is sublime as ever.” Independent (London)
“John Rebus comes out of retirement in Edgar winner Rankin’s stellar twentieth novel featuring the Edinburgh cop…Distinctive characters (including Edinburgh itself) make the book memorable. ‘The good guys are never all good and the bad ones never all bad,’ says Rebus, and that certainly applies to Rebus himself, willful, determined, and droll.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Rankin’s narrative forces Rebus to come to terms with a shocking truth about himself: he’s a cop first and a maverick second, a truth seeker before a rule breaker…Longtime fans of the series will savor every nuance in the subtle interplay between characters here, but Rankin doesn’t forget the thriller plot, either, corkscrewing the narrative into a surprising and satisfying conclusion.” Booklist (starred review)
“Rebus is working the streets as a detective again—and his loyalty is on the line…The most persistent cop in the shop will still do whatever it takes to crack a case.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Ian Rankin

Author Bio: Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin is an award-winning crime writer best known for his Inspector Rebus novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Rather Be the Devil and Even Dogs in the Wild. He is a winner of the Edgar Award and the Crime Writers of America’s Gold Dagger Award, among others, and was the recipient of a Raymond Chandler Fulbright Fellowship.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English