The Complaints

11 CDs. library ed. unabridged. 12¼ hrs. Hachette Audio from AudioGO. 2011. ISBN 9781609416546. $79.99; Playaway digital; digital download. F
Internationally best-selling author/Edgar Award winner Rankin's ( latest police procedural is the first in a new series featuring Edinburgh cop Malcolm Fox, a member of "The Complaints," a team that investigates purportedly dirty cops. The job means shutting down corruption while trying to maintain relationships with coworkers on the beat. This current case involves a convoluted conspiracy to discredit Fox and protect a seriously bad cop. As performed by Scottish actor Peter Forbes, cosmopolitan Edinburgh comes alive as a city with a gritty underside. While some Rankin fans may miss Inspector Rebus, most will want to become better acquainted with the equally complex Fox. Of particular interest to fans of Denise Mina and Michael Robotham; a great choice for all mystery lovers. [The Reagan Arthur: Little, Brown hc also received a starred review, LJ 1/11; the Back Bay pb will publish in November 2011.—Ed.]—Janet Martin, Southern Pines P.L., NC
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