Mortal Causes by Ian Rankin
It is the end of summer and the Edinburgh Finge festival is on. The
tourists are out in full force and the festival is threatened by
terrorists and bombs. Under the old city lies another from medieval
times and this where a young man is tortured and then shot 6 times.
Inspector Rebus is seconded to a terrorism squad which is very much to
his liking because he has the freedom to investigate and wander where he
likes. Rebus even ventures into the Gar-B, a housing project even the
police have little control over.
Rebus' nemesis, “Big Ger”
Cafferty is back. Rebus follows all his leads even to Ireland. A book
full of thugs, big-time criminals and really bad man there is also some
time for Rebus the man. A female lawyer wants Rebus' attention so badly
she is willing to break the law to get it.
This is a dark book with wonderful characters and enough twists and turns to satisfy the reader. On to the next in the series!
First Line: "He could scream all he liked."