The Impossible Dead

By Ian Rankin (Audiobook, 2011)
The Complaints: that's the name given to the Internal Affairs department who seek out dirty and compromised cops, the ones who've made deals with the devil. And sometimes The Complaints must travel.

A major inquiry into a neighboring police force sees Malcolm Fox and his colleagues cast adrift, unsure of territory, protocol, or who they can trust. An entire station-house looks to have been compromised, but as Fox digs deeper he finds the trail leads him back in time to the suicide of a prominent politician and activist. There are secrets buried in the past, and reputations on the line.

In his newest pulse-pounding thriller, Ian Rankin holds up a mirror to an age of fear and paranoia, and shows us something of our own lives reflected there.
  • Hachette Audio
    • Format: Audiobook

    • Price: $26.98 US

    • ISBN-13: 9781611139754

    • On Sale Date: 11/21/2011

    • Publisher: Hachette Audio

    • Imprint: Reagan Arthur Books

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Audiobook, Electronic Book

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The Complaints: that's the name given to the Internal Affairs department who seek out dirty and compromised cops, the ones who've made deals with the devil. And sometimes The Complaints must travel.

A major inquiry into a neighboring police force sees Malcolm Fox and his colleagues cast adrift, unsure of territory, protocol, or who they can trust. An entire station-house looks to have been compromised, but as Fox digs deeper he finds the trail leads him back in time to the suicide of a prominent politician and activist. There are secrets buried in the past, and reputations on the line.

In his newest pulse-pounding thriller, Ian Rankin holds up a mirror to an age of fear and paranoia, and shows us something of our own lives reflected there.

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.
  • 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).

  • "With its Edinburgh setting, suave crime lords and renegade officers, The Complaints will be familiar territory to Rebus fans -- even if its hero isn't.  Getting to know this man, an intriguing mix of apathy and action, is almost like a courtship--each new situation reveals something that makes the reader want to know yet more." (Rebecca Armstrong, The Independent ).

  • "Rankin delivers . . . an excellent cop novel full of action, good dialogue, well-crafted characters and an authentic backdrop." (Marcel Berlins, The Times ).

  • PRAISE FOR THE NAMING OF THE DEAD:

    "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." (Marilyn Stasio, New York Times).

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The Impossible Dead
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $26.98 US
  • Audio Run Time: 750
  • ISBN-13: 9781611139754
  • On Sale Date: 11/21/2011
The Impossible Dead