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By Ian Rankin

On the eve of the 1st Scottish parliament in 300 years, Edinburgh is a urban rife with political passions and expectancies. Queensbury condominium, the house of Scotland's new rulers, falls in the midst of John Rebus' turf, retaining him busy with ceremonial initiatives. That quick alterations, despite the fact that, while a long-dead physique is came upon in a Queensbury apartment hearth, a homeless guy throws himself off a bridge - abandoning a suitcase packed with funds - and an up-and-coming baby-kisser is located murdered. The hyperlinks among the 3 deaths lead Rebus to a disagreement with certainly one of Edinburgh's such a lot infamous criminals, a guy he inspiration he'd installed detention center for all times. a persons going to make some huge cash out of Scotland's independence - and, as Rebus understands all too good, the place there is sizeable cash at stake, darkness gathers.

Set in Darkness is one other chilling and clever crime novel from grasp of the style Ian Rankin.

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Grief started to sing alongside, and now Rebus can make out the phrases merely too good. Your center might by no means conceive of good looks, Your head may by no means obtain the reality And now finally i believe it’s my accountability To carry the ultimate reproof Oh certain, this can be the ultimate reproof. Hugh Cordover and Lorna Grieve walked Rebus out to his motor vehicle. ‘Yes,’ Cordover acknowledged, ‘that’s most likely their top music. ’ He carried a cordless telephone with him. ‘You be aware of it’s approximately his father? ’ ‘I be aware of they argued, and Peter obtained a track out of it. ’ Cordover shrugged. ‘Does that suggest it’s approximately his father? i feel you’re being a section too literal, Inspector. ’ ‘Maybe. ’ Lorna Grieve was once exhibiting no ill-effects from the drink she’d ate up. She tested Rebus’s Saab as if it was once a museum piece. ‘Do they nonetheless make those? ’ ‘The new types don’t include fuel lamps,’ Rebus informed her. She smiled at him. ‘A experience of humour, how fresh. ’ ‘Just yet another factor . . . ’ Rebus leaned into the automobile, got here out with the Obscura album. ‘My God,’ Cordover acknowledged. ‘You don’t see a lot of those round. ’ ‘Wonder why,’ his spouse muttered, gazing her photograph at the hide. ‘I used to be going to invite if you’d signal it? ’ Rebus acknowledged, bringing out a pen. Cordover took the pen from him. ‘With excitement. yet cling on, do you need me or excessive Chord? ’ Rebus smiled. ‘It’s bought to be excessive Chord, hasn’t it? ’ Cordover scrawled the identify around the hide and made handy the album again. ‘And the version . . . ? ’ Rebus requested. She checked out him and he concept she used to be going to refuse. yet then she took the pen and additional her identify, learning the canopy afterwards. ‘The hieroglyphs,’ Rebus requested, ‘any notion what they suggest? ’ Cordover laughed. ‘Not a clue. a few man I knew, he used to be into that stuff. ’ Rebus was once noticing that the various hieroglyphs have been really pentangles, just like the pendant Peter Grief had worn. Lorna laughed. ‘Come on, Hugh. You have been into that stuff. ’ She checked out Rebus. ‘He nonetheless is. no longer fairly Jimmy Page’s league, yet it’s why we moved to Roslin, to be close to the chapel. Bloody New Age mumbo-jumbo, transforming into a ponytail and every thing. ’ ‘I imagine the Inspector has heard sufficient personality assassination for one day,’ Cordover stated, his face becoming gruesome. Then the telephone rang, and he grew to become away to respond to it, sounding without notice excited. His voice took on a transatlantic twang, forgetting all approximately Lorna, all approximately Rebus. Leaving the 2 of them jointly. She folded her hands. ‘He’s pathetic, isn’t he? What do I see in him? ’ ‘Not for me to assert. ’ She studied him. ‘So used to be I correct? Do you drink? ’ ‘Only socially. ’ ‘You suggest in place of antisocially? ’ She laughed. ‘I could be social while i need to. It’s simply that I seldom are looking to be whilst Hugh’s round. ’ She glanced again to the place her husband was once making for the home. He used to be conversing numbers – cash or checklist pressings, Rebus couldn’t inform. ‘So the place do you drink? ’ she requested. ‘A few areas. ’ ‘Name them. ’ ‘The Oxford Bar. Swany’s. The Malting. ’ She wrinkled her nostril. ‘Why is it I’m seeing naked floorboards and cigarette smoke, swearing and bluster and never many girls?

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