Even Dogs in the Wild

(Inspector Rebus, Bk. 20). 10 CDs. 11 hrs. Hachette Audio. 2016. ISBN 9781478905134. $35. digital download. F
Rebus's 20th outing begins with the murder of a senior legal advocate, after which a note is found in the victim's wallet: "I'm going to kill you for what you did." Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke, longtime mentee of Rankin's now-retired policeman John Rebus, takes the lead on the case. Rebus himself joins the investigation as a "consultant" when Rebus's nemesis "Big Ger" Cafferty is thought to be under threat by the same killer. As has been the case throughout the series, memorable characters, flawless dialog, and precise pacing provide a satisfying listening experience. The skillful narration by James Macpherson, who will be familiar to listeners of Rankin's previous audiobooks, conjures up the back streets of Edinburgh to perfection.
VERDICT Recommended for all crime and mystery collections.
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