Some cases never leave you. For John Rebus, forty years may have passed, but the death of beautiful, promiscuous Maria Turquand still preys on his mind. Murdered in her hotel room on the night a famous rock star and his entourage were staying there, Maria's killer has never been found. Meanwhile, the dark heart of Edinburgh remains up for grabs. A young pretender, Darryl Christie, may have staked his claim, but a vicious attack leaves him weakened and vulnerable, and an inquiry into a major money laundering scheme threatens his position. Has old-time crime boss Big Ger Cafferty really given up the ghost, or is he biding his time until Edinburgh is once more ripe for the picking? In a tale of twisted power, deep-rooted corruption and bitter rivalries, Rather Be the Devil showcases Rankin and Rebus at their unstoppable best.
Superbly told, impossible to put down, and laced with Rankin's unmistakeable laconic wit it precisely underlines the treasure that Rebus has become. DAILY MAIL Superbly told, impossible to put down, and laced with Rankin's unmistakeable laconic wit it precisely underlines the treasure that Rebus has become. DAILY MAIL
Ian Rankin, geboren 1960, ist Großbritanniens führender Krimiautor, und seine Romane sind aus den internationalen Bestsellerlisten nicht mehr wegzudenken. Ian Rankin wurde unter anderem mit dem Gold Dagger, dem Edgar Allan Poe Award und dem Deutschen Krimipreis ausgezeichnet. Ian Rankin lebt mit seiner Frau und seinen beiden Söhnen in Edinburgh.