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The characters are real and believable, and the story moves along.
And third, the detective, Hoffer, is supposed to be an American; his character, however, repeatedly uses English (totally non-American) references and even vernacular.
These characters not my favorites just didn't care what would happen to them.
Doesn't hold a candle to the Rebus novels- one dimensional characters, unbelievable linear action and plot. Cheap dime store stuff. Read morePublished 1 month ago by tippy
Not as good as other Rankin novels. I guess I'm a Rebus fan. These characters not my favorites just didn't care what would happen to them.Published 8 months ago by Caryl Basel
This is not a police procedural and doesn't have Inspector Rebus Rebus featured at all. It is a long and winding plot, filled with wonderful characters and great scenery. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jane V Stephens
I've read everything Rankin's written except for his final Jack Harvey book, coming up soon on my reading list. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Susan Prince
This is a very good mystery with an unusual plot that will keep you wondering. The characters are real and believable, and the story moves along. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Donna Scribner
This is the third book I have read by Ian Rankin. He is a great writer and has had a great story line in all three books. Will read all he has written.Published 20 months ago by Happy Camper
Very different than the Rebus novels. Fast paced and credible. Author can be very diverse, surprising he hasn't been all these years.Published 20 months ago by J Ian Buchanan
Ian Rankin brings Scotland's underbelly to life. The use of characters and locales from previous books makes the plot and Rebus come to lifePublished 22 months ago by John R. Groot
This book is so bad in so many ways, starting with the concept of hit man as sympathetic protagonist and finishing with the pathetic ending that is supposed to show redemption. Read morePublished on December 23, 2011 by Booker G