Even Dogs in the Wild
The No.1 bestseller (Inspector Rebus Book 20)
By Ian Rankin
Read by James Macpherson
Rebus returns . . .
Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is investigating the death of a senior lawyer during a robbery. But the case becomes more complex when a note is discovered, indicating that this may have been no random attack, and when local gangster Big Ger Cafferty receives an identical message, Clarke decides that the recently retired John Rebus may be able to help. He's the only man Cafferty will open up to, and together the two old adversaries might just stand a chance of saving Cafferty's skin.
But a notorious family has arrived in Edinburgh, too, tailed by a team of undercover detectives. There's something they want, and they'll stop at nothing to get it. DI Malcolm Fox's job is to provide the undercover squad with local expertise, but he's soon drawn in too deep as the two cases look like colliding. And meantime, an anonymous killer stalks the night-time streets, focussed on revenge. It's a game of dog eat dog - in the city as in the wild.
Even Dogs in the Wild brings back Ian Rankin's greatest characters in a story exploring the darkest corners of our instincts and desires.
Read by James Macpherson
Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982, and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature. His first Rebus novel was published in 1987, and the Rebus books are now translated into thirty-six languages and are bestsellers worldwide.Ian Rankin has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow, and is also a past winner of the Chandler-Fulbright Award. He is the recipient of four CWA Daggers including the prestigious Diamond Dagger in 2005. In 2004, Ian won America's celebrated Edgar Award. He has also been shortlisted for the Anthony Award in the USA, won Denmark's Palle Rosenkrantz Prize, the French Grand Prix du Roman Noir and the Deutscher Krimipreis. Ian Rankin is also the recipient of honorary degrees from the universities of Abertay, St Andrews, Edinburgh, Hull and the Open University.A contributor to BBC2's Newsnight Review, he also presented his own TV series, Ian Rankin's Evil Thoughts. Rankin is a No.1 bestseller in the UK and has received the OBE for services to literature, opting to receive the prize in his home city of Edinburgh, where he lives with his partner and two sons. www.ianrankin.net Twitter @Beathhigh
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05 Nov 2015
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'Taut, dark and expertly crafted tale has plenty to satisfy the most exacting Rebus fan.' — GUARDIAN
'Delightful, impossible-to-fault crime writing from a virtuoso of the craft.' — DAILY MAIL
'EVEN DOGS IN THE WILD is a complex, twisty tale expertly told by Rankin.' — EVENING STANDARD
'Pacy, engaging, smart, ingenious, excellently riddled and raddled - what's not to like about Rebus?' — SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY
'A chewy, satisfying, thrilling read with a giant narrative switchback when you least expect it.' — METRO
'A very welcome return to the beat for one of crime fiction's best detectives.' — SUNDAY MIRROR
'A brilliant read, Rebus is back where he belongs and still working by his own rules. A must for all Rebus fans.' — WOMAN'S WAY
'A treat for Rankin fans as favourite characters are re-united in this darkly moody crime masterpiece.' — PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH