Exit Music

By Ian Rankin (Trade Paperback, 2010)
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?
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $15.00 US

    • ISBN-13: 9780316099271

    • On Sale Date: 12/09/2010

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Back Bay Books

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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?

Ian Rankin is a #1 international bestselling author. Winner of an Edgar Award and the recipient of a Gold Dagger for fiction and the Chandler-Fulbright Award, he lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and their two sons.
  • "Rebus is as gruffly mischievous as ever, and the novel ends in a cliffhanger scene with his arch-enemy that will have readers gasping into the blank space that follows. Rankin's work is crime fiction at its most consuming, cerebral best." (The New Yorker).

  • "In the Rebus novels he's provided a portrait of his chosen city that's as rich, detailed and loving as any that any crime writer working today has given us of any city in the world. . . . This has been one of the best police procedural series ever written." (Washington Post).

  • "[Rebus is a] fiercely attractive hero." (New York Times Book Review).

  • "Whatever he writes, it will be worth reading. What [J.K. Rowling] achieved in children's fantasy - redefining the genre and changing publishing expectations - Rankin has achieved in detective fiction." (Guardian (UK)).

  • "The joy of a Rebus novel has always been reveling in those broken rules and crossed lines. What is the appeal of character-driven crime fiction, you ask? Watching Rebus do his job and stick it to every company man (or woman) who gets in his way." (Booklist).

  • "A fine ending to a superlative series." (Seattle Times).

  • "Scotsman John Rebus, one of crime fiction's top homicide detectives, is nearing the end. He's been aging in real time throughout Ian Rankin's 18 excellent novels about him and now has one year till mandatory retirement. The detective's long-term fate remains unknown . . . in the meantime, we have his complex and carefully nuanced The Naming of the Dead." (on The Naming of the Dead) (Seattle Times).

  • "Rankin's prose bursts from the pages with a frenzy that matches the urgency of the plot." (on The Naming of the Dead) (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).

  • "Anyone who turns to genre fiction for escapist reading is well advised to stay clear of Ian Rankin's hard-boiled procedurals featuring Inspector John Rebus . . . Rankin is a flinty realist with little use for the romantic heroes that allow series detectives to operate above the fray of real life lived in real time." (on The Naming of the Dead) (New York Times).

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Exit Music
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $15.00 US
  • Pages: 448
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316099271
  • On Sale Date: 12/09/2010
Exit Music