The Naming of the Dead

By Ian Rankin (Trade Paperback, 2010)
The leaders of the free world descend on Scotland for an international conference, and every cop in the country is needed for front-line duty...except one. John Rebus's reputation precedes him, and his bosses don't want him anywhere near Presidents Bush and Putin, which explains why he's manning an abandoned police station when a call comes in. During a preconference dinner at Edinburgh Castle, a delegate has fallen to his death. Accident, suicide, or something altogether more sinister? And is it linked to a grisly find close to the site of the gathering? Are the world's most powerful men at risk from a killer? While the government and secret services attempt to hush the whole thing up, Rebus knows he has only seventy-two hours to find the answers.

The leaders of the free world descend on Scotland for an international conference, and every cop in the country is needed for front-line duty...except one. John Rebus's reputation precedes him, and his bosses don't want him anywhere near Presidents Bush and Putin, which explains why he's manning an abandoned police station when a call comes in. During a preconference dinner at Edinburgh Castle, a delegate has fallen to his death. Accident, suicide, or something altogether more sinister? And is it linked to a grisly find close to the site of the gathering? Are the world's most powerful men at risk from a killer? While the government and secret services attempt to hush the whole thing up, Rebus knows he has only seventy-two hours to find the answers.

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.
  • "For Rankin's fans all over the world, Insepctor Rebus is the ideal sleuth." (The New Yorker).

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

  • "There is a reason this guy is a #1 bestseller all over the world.  Pick up The Naming of the Dead, read the first few pages, and then thank me later."

  • "The best living British crime writer." (Lee Child).

  • "A darkly complex tale, expertly told by an author in his prime." (Tampa Tribune).

  • (Library Journal).

Product Details

The Naming of the Dead
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $15.00 US
  • Pages: 480
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316099264
  • On Sale Date: 11/15/2010
The Naming of the Dead