LET IT BLEED: Struggling through the bleak Edinburgh winter Rebus finds himself sucked into a web of intrigue that throws up more questions than answers. Was the Lord Provost's daughter kidnapped or just another runaway? And why on earth is Rebus invited to a clay pigeon shoot at the home of the Scottish Office's Permanent Secretary? Sucked into the machine that is modern Scotland, Rebus confronts the fact that some of his enemies may be beyond justice. BLACK & BLUE: Rebus is juggling four cases trying to nail one killer. And he's doing it under the scrutiny of an internal inquiry led by a man he's just accused of taking backhanders from Glasgow's Mr Big. Added to that there are TV cameras at his back investigating a miscarriage of justice, making Rebus a criminal in the eyes of a millions of viewers. Just one mistake is likely to mean a slow and unpleasant death or, worse still, losing his job. THE HANGING GARDEN: DI John Rebus is on the paper trail of a WWII war criminal...until a running battle between two rival gangs on the city streets arrives at his door.
When his own daughter is the victim of a hit-and-run Rebus is forced to acknowledge that there's nothing he wouldn't do to bring down the prime suspect - even if it means cutting a deal with the devil.
Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh and has since been employed as a grape picker, swineherd, taxman, alcohol researcher, hi-fi journalist and punk musician. His first Inspector Rebus novel, Knots & Crosses, was published in 1987 and the Rebus novels have been translated into eighteen languages and been global successes.