The ninth Inspector Rebus novel from the No.1 bestselling author.DI Rebus is buried under a pile of paperwork but an escalating dispute between the upstart Tommy Telford and Big Ger Cafferty s gang gives Rebus an escape clause Telford is known to have close links with a Chechen gangster bringing refugees into Britain as prostitutes When Rebus takes under his wing a distraught Bosnian call girl, it gives him a personal reason to make sure Telford goes back to Paisley and pronto Then Rebus s daughter is the victim of an all too professional hit and run and Rebus knows that there is now nothing he won t do to bring down prime suspect Tommy Telford even if it means cutting a deal with the devil....
|Title||:||The Hanging Garden (Inspector Rebus)|
|Format Type||:||Audio Book|
|Publisher||:||Orion 18 September 2008|
|Number of Pages||:||267 Pages|
|File Size||:||865 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The Hanging Garden (Inspector Rebus) Reviews
mit allzuvielen Problemen und Handlungssträngen, sodaß die eigentlich wichtigen Punkte verlorengehen, bzw. unglaubwürdig werden: gleich 4 verschiedene Verbrecherclans bekämpfen sich, Kriegsverbrecher aller Art tauchen auf, ein 9-jähriges Kind knackt ein Auto und überfährt die Tochter von Rebus usw. Die anderen Romane von Ian Rankin sind weitaus besser, hier wollte er einfach Zuviel in ein Buch packen.
I've read a lot of Ian Rankin's book over the last years and now bought this audio book. A great many CDs in excellent quality. Narrator very good, story fantastic and tensing.Recommended !
A real great author ! My fourth whodunit from Ian Rankin.The Rebus stories are addictive just as Scotland itself. Rebus – profound, a wee briddle sometimes, a sensitive unadapted, with a heart of gold – a“brainteaser“ of man – irresistible absolute ! Complemented with a few visits of Edinburgh a longlife pleasure..Rikki - An avowed addict
Any novel named after a Cure song must be good. Amongst Ian Rankin's previous jobs was a stint as a punk musician, so this choice of title is quite appropriate for that reason. The title also refers to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. However, Rankin's main character, Detective Inspector John Rebus, does not himself appear to be an article of antiquity or an early 80s throwback (much the same thing). Rebus works in the gritty city of Edinburgh (see Irving Welsh's FILTH). With crime boss Big Ger Cafferty in gaol, a vacuum has opened up in Edinburgh's underworld. Tommy Telford is the man moving in on Cafferty's patch. Rebus' bosses are intent that he should not get involved, and so assign him to a war crimes case involving an elderly Nazi. But then Rebus' daughter is knocked down in a suspect hit and run. Is someone gunning out after Rebus? And what will Rebus do when he discovers the identity of the driver? This is a well crafted, subtle novel on the theme of revenge, with repercussions from the Second World War to the modern Chechen conflict. And Ian Rankin is not a one to provide easy answers. This is a novel which will certainly have you searching your own soul. It's also the best British crime novel I've read this year, and was the winner of the 1997 CWA Gold Dagger for fiction.
Inspector John Rebus must once again fight crime and corruption as well as his own personal battles. His anguish over his daughter's accident is that of any father; being a policeman as well, he must keep control over his feelings in his hunt for the perpetrator. Rebus is very human, plagued with the personal problems that beset many of the best cops: the all-consuming lure of the job, the shattered relationships, the battle to stay away from alcohol, the effort to retain his humanity amidst the terrible deeds he must deal with every day.Rankin is really very good at portraying these interior battles, but stands out in bringing the dark side of Edinburgh to life for his readers.Ian Rankin is one author whose books I anxiously wait for, and one I recommend to anyone looking for a great police procedural.
This is my first Rebus or Rankin novel and was I blown away.The language is rich and descriptive. One can almost feel the whole gamut of emotions Rebus is experiencing and the struggle he is facing.A great read.The plot is complex and requires attention but you are well rewarded in the end as everything is tied together with a golden thread.The plot: Rebus a cop trying to come to terms with a drinking problem and a failed marriage and trying to control the quickly changing world of organised crime in Edinbrugh.The tentacles of intrigue, plot, sub-plot and double-cross are used to maximum effect and leave you wanting more.I thoroughly enjoyed this book and want more.
This was my first Inspector Rebus book and I enjoyed it. My problem is there are far too many subplots, prostitutes from Russia, Japanese Yakaze, Mr. Pink Eyes, British Intelligence, Strawman, the Mossad, the Rat Line and the hit and run attack on his daughter. It was written for careful reading, do not try to speed read as I usually do. Although complicated I enjoyed the story and took the time to read it carefully. This is not a book to read while sitting by the pool and relaxing.
Ian Rankin captivates the reader again with this intriguing novel about gang turf wars, Nazi war criminals, prostitutes shipped to Britain from Bosnia, and crooked business deals with Japanese gangsters. Reality hits home when personal tragedy confronts Inspector John Rebus - his daughter is the target of a hit-and-run which appears to be related to the cases Inspector Rebus is currently pursuing. As usual, he becomes irretrievably involved in all these sub-plots to the detriment of his personal and professional relationships. This is all par for the course as Inspector Rebus cannot help but find some sort of tie-in between each case. Ian Rankin puts a very real face on the workings of a city's police force. The humor is always there with great one-liners courtesy of Inspector Rebus, usually uttered when he is on the carpet in front of his superiors. And there's an unexpected and interesting twist at the end.