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Resurrection Men by Ian Rankin

Resurrection Men (2001)

by Ian Rankin

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I finished this today. A complex mystery peopled with complex characters, where the line between good and evil doesn't run between people so much as it runs through each human heart. No one's completely innocent, not even the "good" guys. ( )
  MeredithRankin | Jun 7, 2019 |
Another bloody Rebus. Rankin is so cravenly self conscious. The writing is so irritating, I might have half wished that Rebus succumb to his wounds in this one. Yuk. ( )
  asxz | Mar 13, 2019 |
What's better than one old, at the edge, renegade cop? Five of them in cop rehab. That's the elevator pitch for this Rebus installment. One of the better ones with the normal snoop here, a shot of malt beer there, get in trouble, get your colleague in trouble, have a hangover, repeat a hundred times, and then it ends. The trail is what's important, that and the relationships among the detectives and a select set of criminals (always including some cops.) Easy read and you get a look at some dreary Scottish landscapes, too ( )
  kerns222 | May 25, 2018 |
While in a reform school for cops, Inspector John Rebus joins a covert mission to gain evidence of a drug heist orchestrated by some of his classmates known as "Resurrection Men." The investigation threatens to uncover a secret Rebus has spent years trying to conceal, and before long Rebus finds himself in the thick of a scandal with men who have no problem spilling blood to get what they want.

You can't help but love John Rebus! He tries so hard to do the right thing but always seems to end up with egg on his face. This was another great Rebus read with unique characters and an excellent complex plot. These books are great to read one after another as you can't get enough of Rebus. Ian Rankin makes you feel like you are in Edinburgh along with all these characters. Siobhan has turned out to be a great sidekick for Rebus and she is starting to sound just like Rebus. I love it! I'm now looking forward to reading the next book in the series and I would highly recommend this book to those who like gritty police procedurals. ( )
  EadieB | Apr 1, 2018 |
Synopsis: Rebus gets fed up with Gill and throws a cup of tea at her. This lands him in a group of other police who are going through retraining. However, this is just a cover for him to find out if three of the men stole money from a criminal. Siobhan is becoming more like Rebus and wonders if the job is worth what she's giving up.
Review: Most of this book was good. There were some draggy parts. It did tie up some loose ends. ( )
  DrLed | Oct 6, 2017 |
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Resurrection Men twists and turns its way to a conclusion which is both predictable and unpredictable. Judging by the way the novel has zoomed to the top of the bestseller list, devotees are far from tired of Rebus and his dreadful taste in music and clothes. Rankin is unquestionably an ingenious plotter, but this one seems more about means than end. The line about polite Edinburgh hiding a nasty interior was a wee bit hackneyed when Rebus first preached it. The city is a cleaner place for his efforts; now it is time to do something about these drink-driving policemen.
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—The Smiths, "What Difference Does It Make?"

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Like Edinburgh inspector John Rebus, the resurrection men of the title are treading on thin ice--they've all been sent to a short course at the Scottish Police College because they've failed in some way, generally "an issue with authority." Rebus has been known to have issues of that nature before, which only boosts his credibility with the other cops in attendance, suspected by their bosses of being on the wrong side of the fence, on the take, or even guilty of murder on several previous occasions. The dour Inspector's agenda aims to bring the higher-ups proof of the so-called Wild Bunch's nefarious activities; in the process, his own conduct in the old case he and his college classmates must rework and revisit comes under scrutiny. A solid police procedural whose protagonist, the hero of 14 other titles in this internationally acclaimed series, continues to grow on readers who are just discovering him. --Jane Adams

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"Mia Montrose, archaeological linguist, has discovered that the Black Madonna is a code used by secret societies throughout time for the lost key to an ancient power source: the Sphere of Amenti. Kali, inter-dimensional Queen of the Anunnaki -now fully merged with the youngest Dragon Queen, Tamar Devere - has less than a year to rehabilitate her Fallen kindred who desire inter-galactic domination. Ashlee Granville-Devere, and the Dragon Queens must pool their talents to open the twelve Stations of the Signet Grid and unlock the Halls of Amenti lest the Fallen succeed in using time-travel technologies to destroy humanity. From the ancient past to the distant future, from Montsg ur to the way-stations of the universe, from the Underworld of the Kali Rift to the Otherworld of the Ranna Time Flow - the inter-time war must be won for the sake of the future."--Provided by publisher.… (more)

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