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Casi sepolti: romanzo (original 2001; edition 2005)

by Ian Rankin, Anna Rusconi

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Title:Casi sepolti: romanzo
Authors:Ian Rankin
Other authors:Anna Rusconi
Info:Milano, Longanesi, [2005]
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Resurrection Men by Ian Rankin (2001)

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When nearing the end of this book, I didn't realize that there would be a series of very short, action packed chapters. I'm beginning to find out that Ian Rankin tries to flavor his formula differently. The author likes to discuss about pubs, the weather, cigarettes, music (there's a mention of some movie but only once). If Rebus hadn't been a DI, he would have been amazed at all the action taking place in his life. Since he solves cases for a living, such events don't seem out of place. Goes with the territory. I've never seen an author quite like Rankin for making a mystery desultory, and its solving, mundane. The story of corrupt cops was a nice departure, the recurrent mob boss was present as usual. I just didn't get to know who wrote messages for DS Clarke. I also found the platonic romance of Jean and Rebus cute. Altogether a very satisfactory read. ( )
  Jiraiya | May 1, 2014 |
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  Bruno_Estigarribia | Mar 31, 2014 |
This book is definitely a winner. Classic John Rebus, and an excellent book in this wonderful series. This is book number 13 in the series, but it is also a good book for anyone to begin with if they want to sample this series. But I must warn those new dabblers, that this series is seriously addictive. Rebus is always in trouble with the higher-ups so it's not a surprise to find him sent to a retraining group to learn how to be a team player. And it's not a surprise to find out that he got himself sent to this purgatory because of an act of anger which he inflicted on his superior officer. Rebus and five other edge of the fringe cops are living and training together. All of them have flouted authority for most of their careers, and for their sins, have been sent to the police college for some intermediary help to get them back into the mainstream. As a group they are asked to solve an unsolved cold case, and then that's when things get interesting for John Rebus. It's an old case of his that they're working on, and he has some secrets from the case that he doesn't want to get out. But the other five officers also have secrets of their own, and everyone is working to keep his own secrets buried so they will never see the light of day. Of course it doesn't stop there for John. Secrets to him are like an elixir that he must try to uncover, and he always finds himself in dangerous territory once he's on a case. And he has a habit of bringing Siobhan Clarke into the fray with him. I could go on, but I don't want to ruin all the fun for those who haven't read this book yet. And fun it is. This is a wonderful, galloping, page-turner of a book. I loved every minute of it. ( )
  Romonko | Nov 26, 2013 |
Great mystery. Rebus is sent to a remedial police academy for misfits. Loved it. ( )
  stuart10er | Nov 5, 2013 |
Inspector John Rebus has done it again. A few days into a murder inquiry following the brutal death of an Edinburgh art dealer, Rebus blows up at his superior, DCS Gill Templer, and is sent into exile: the remote Scottish Police College, where Rebus must undergo "retraining." And he is not alone. At the college, he joins a group of cops equally troubled by authority - the so-called Resurrection Men, granted one last chance to redeem themselves and save their careers. To learn the merits of teamwork, they're supposed to investigate a long-unsolved case.But there are those on the team who have their own secrets - secrets connected to the very case they've been given - and they'll stop at nothing to protect them. As if that's not enough, the Scottish Crime Squad has a favor to ask of Rebus. They think they've found someone who can help them nail a notorious gangster who has controlled the Edinburgh criminal underground for years. All they need is someone to act as go-between - and they've decided on Rebus, whether he likes it or not.Back in Edinburgh, with only a bumbling rookie at her side instead of her longtime mentor Rebus, newly promoted Detective Sergeant Siobhan Clarke works the case of the murdered art dealer, a case that takes a surprising turn toward the very gangster Rebus is pursuing. Soon Siobhan and Rebus find themselves in the thick of a scandal with conspirators in every corner of Scotland, men who have no problem spilling blood to get what they want.
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
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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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"All men have secrets…"

—The Smiths, "What Difference Does It Make?"

"Durate et vosmet rebus servate secundis"

—Aeneid, I, 207
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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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Packed off to the remote Scottish Police College for a lesson in teamwork -- after hurling a mug in his supervisor's face -- Inspector John Rebus finds himself in a snake pit. Rebus must work undercover on a drug heist that involves his classmates, known as the Resurrection Men.… (more)

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