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Exit Music by Ian Rankin
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Exit Music (2007)

by Ian Rankin

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Rankin has all the elements: old, heavy drinking, renegade cop hero; trusty sidekick, new faces in the force pushing him out; ex-wife that you never see; vain, politically-minded boss; back-stage manipulations by the rich who usually get away. Rankin carries these off as well as anyone. After 17 tries with his detective Rebus he should be able to. ( )
  kerns222 | May 25, 2018 |
A great ending to a great series. I know Rebus gets hauled out again later, but the comment still stands. ( )
  Siubhan | Feb 28, 2018 |
Synopsis: John Rebus is retiring, but he's got to solve just one more case. In this instance a Russian dissident poet is murdered; Siobhan and Rebus must get to the bottom of the case before the retirement. They both think Cafferty is involved, but they can't prove anything - yet.
Review: I hate to see Rebus go! Particularly before he gets Cafferty for some crime. ( )
  DrLed | Dec 3, 2017 |
Not the worst book I've read. Not even the worst police-procedural book I've read. But did not make me want to read any more of Rankin's Inspector Rebus books.

That's basically the nicest thing I can say about it. ( )
  writertomg | Sep 6, 2017 |
I have not read the Rebus series in order so I suspect that people who have would like this one even more than I did. An excellent police procedural (though with not a lot of procedure as Rebus isn't a rule-following kind of guy!) and I love the way Rebus (& Rankin) describes Edinburgh. ( )
  leslie.98 | Mar 27, 2017 |
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"The frontier is never
somewhere else. And no stockades
can keep the midnight out"
Norman McCaig, 'Hotel Room, 12th floor'
My father always said a policeman's knock is unmistakable, and so it is, the rap on the paintwork a very public command, feasting on the hearer's capacity for guilt.
Andrew O'Hagan, Be Near Me
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The girl screamed once, only the once, but it was enough.
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It's late in the fall in Edinburgh and late in the career of Detective Inspector John Rebus. As he is simply trying to tie up some loose ends before his retirement, a new case lands on his desk: a dissident Russian poet has been murdered in what looks like a mugging gone wrong.
Rebus discovers that an elite delegation of Russian businessmen is in town, looking to expand its interests. And as Rebus's investigation gains ground, someone brutally assaults a local gangster with whom he has a long history.
Has Rebus overstepped his bounds for the last time? Only a few days shy of the end to his long, controversial career, will Rebus even make it that far?

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It's late in the fall in Edinburgh and late in the career of Detective Inspector John Rebus. As he is simply trying to tie up some loose ends before his retirement, a new case lands on his desk: a dissident Russian poet has been murdered in what looks like a mugging gone wrong. Rebus discovers that an elite delegation of Russian businessmen is in town, looking to expand its interests. And as Rebus's investigation gains ground, someone brutally assaults a local gangster with whom he has a long history. Has Rebus overstepped his bounds for the last time? Only a few days shy of the end to his long, controversial career, will Rebus even make it that far?… (more)

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