Monday, December 21, 2009

Ian Rankin's Exit Music - Review & Giveaway

Exit Music (Detective John Rebus Novels)Exit Music (Detective John Rebus Novels)

Synopsis - 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?

One of the most engaging series set in Edinburgh comes to a suspenseful and spectacular finish with this book and I have to say I'm most sorry that it has ended. Sarcastic yet astute, Rebus can be termed as Holmes' Scottish counterpart - plus the intuition but minus the drugs, although Rebus does smoke like a chimney. It is one last chance for Rebus to settle some old scores and perhaps go out with a bang having captured his nemesis - well, that would been ideal yet cliched. And that's not what happens. However, what does happen is so convoluted and mired in politics, sex, drugs and whatnot to keep both the reader and Rebus guessing and wanting more even after the last page has been turned. Read it, and you won't know how a whole wintry day (and night) has gone by.

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