Saints of the Shadow Bible

By Ian Rankin (Audiobook, 2014)
Rebus and Malcolm Fox go head-to-head when a 30-year-old murder investigation resurfaces, forcing Rebus to confront crimes of the past

Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. He is investigating a car accident when news arrives that a case from 30 years ago is being reopened. Rebus's team from those days is suspected of helping a murderer escape justice to further their own ends.

Malcolm Fox, in what will be his last case as an internal affairs cop, is tasked with finding out the truth. Past and present are about to collide in shocking and murderous fashion. What does Rebus have to hide? And whose side is he really on? His colleagues back then called themselves "The Saints," and swore a bond on something called the Shadow Bible. But times have changed and the crimes of the past may not stay hidden much longer -- and may also play a role in the present, as Scotland gears up for a referendum on independence.

Allegiances are being formed, enemies made, and huge questions asked. Who are the saints and who the sinners? And can the one ever become the other?

Rebus and Malcolm Fox go head-to-head when a 30-year-old murder investigation resurfaces, forcing Rebus to confront crimes of the past

Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. He is investigating a car accident when news arrives that a case from 30 years ago is being reopened. Rebus's team from those days is suspected of helping a murderer escape justice to further their own ends.

Malcolm Fox, in what will be his last case as an internal affairs cop, is tasked with finding out the truth. Past and present are about to collide in shocking and murderous fashion. What does Rebus have to hide? And whose side is he really on? His colleagues back then called themselves "The Saints," and swore a bond on something called the Shadow Bible. But times have changed and the crimes of the past may not stay hidden much longer -- and may also play a role in the present, as Scotland gears up for a referendum on independence.

Allegiances are being formed, enemies made, and huge questions asked. Who are the saints and who the sinners? And can the one ever become the other?

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.

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  • PRAISE FOR THE COMPLAINTS:

    "Rankin is a master at what, for me, is one of the important aspects of a crime novel: the integration of setting, plot, characters and a theme which, for Rankin, is the moral dimension never far from his writing. . . . Fox is so fully realised and interesting a character, his job in "the complaints" so fraught with fascinating possibilities, that we can surely hope to meet him again."
    (P.D. James, The Guardian ).

  • "Fans of Rankin's cherished Inspector Rebus have a new character to love: the circumspect Edinburgh cop Malcolm Fox...No bells and whistles here, just the satisfaction of a finely crafted story. A-" (Tina Jordan, Entertainment Weekly).

  • "Complex and compelling, a plot masterfully spun by the prolific Ian Rankin, who matches the elements that have marked the novels of his successful Inspector Rebus series...The Complaints is part mystery, part buddy story, part morality essay.  Mr. Rankin never lets the reader down for a single page." (Robert Croan, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).

Product Details

Saints of the Shadow Bible
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $26.98 US
  • Audio Run Time: 660
  • ISBN-13: 9781478979845
  • On Sale Date: 01/14/2014
Saints of the Shadow Bible