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The Naming of the Dead (An Inspector Rebus) (original 2006; edition 2007)
by Ian Rankin
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316057576, Hardcover)The leaders of the free world descend on Scotland for an international conference, and every cop in the country is needed for front-line duty...except one. John Rebus's reputation precedes him, and his bosses don't want him anywhere near Presidents Bush and Putin, which explains why he's manning an abandoned police station when a call comes in. During a preconference dinner at Edinburgh Castle, a delegate has fallen to his death. Accident, suicide, or something altogether more sinister? And is it linked to a grisly find close to the site of the gathering? Are the world's most powerful men at risk from a killer? While the government and secret services attempt to hush the whole thing up, Rebus knows he has only seventy-two hours to find the answers.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:21:10 -0400)
Sent to man an abandoned police station during an international conference between the leaders of the free world, officer John Rebus investigates the suspicious falling death of a delegate at an Edinburgh banquet, a case he must race against time to solve. By the author of Fleshmarket Alley.
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