By Ian Rankin

"Thrilling...Rebus returns-and welcome." (Kirkus Reviews)

For greater than ten years, Nina Hazlitt feared the worst approximately her daughter's disappearance. The police research flooring to a halt in the past, and her pleas to the chilly case division pass unheard. until eventually she meets the latest member of the crew: former Detective John Rebus.

extra ladies have long gone lacking from an analogous street the place Sally Hazlitt was once final noticeable, and Rebus senses a connection. yet pursuing it leads him into the crosshairs of adversaries either previous and new.

Rebus could have ignored the joys of the search, yet he is up opposed to a robust enemy who is acquired even much less to lose. status IN one other MAN'S GRAVE is the positive go back of John Rebus and a riveting tale of sin, redemption, and revenge.

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There has been a clean interview with Frank Hammell, yet they simply performed part a minute of it. Already he was once wasting his novelty. once they reduce to the studio, a nonetheless body of Hammell from the Edderton cordon was once at the back of the newscaster’s shoulder. Hammell’s eyes bulged, flecks of saliva each side of his open mouth, finger stabbing on the viewer, as though able to gouge out an eye fixed. If a suspect ever did come to gentle, purely to head lacking, Hammell may get either blame and acclamation. Rebus was once attempting to paintings Hammell out. was once he so fiery since it was once in his nature, or used to be he attempting to provoke Annette’s mom? Did he perhaps similar to all of the media cognizance? the opposite households had discovered stoicism, or had come to include defeat. no longer Frank Hammell, even if he wasn’t relatives. no longer kin. Trailing Annette…arguing together with her… yet no longer relations. Rebus thought of this as he entire what used to be in his glass and made up our minds opposed to one other. as an alternative, he made tea, and used it to scrub down a number of paracetamol. and then, regardless of the lateness of the hour, he referred to as Frank Hammell. an automatic lady voice informed him the quantity had now not been well-known. He checked and attempted again—same outcome. So he took Darryl Christie’s card from his pocket and punched that quantity into his mobile. “Already? ” Christie acknowledged, answering instantaneously. “I have to converse to Hammell. i assumed I had a bunch for him. ” “He alterations it each few weeks—he’s frightened your lot should be tapping him. Is it whatever i will be able to support with? ” “No. ” “Care to offer me a clue? ” Rebus may listen delicate track within the heritage. so far as he knew, Darryl nonetheless lived at domestic. perhaps he was once in his bed room. “It’s not anything important,” Rebus acknowledged. “Do you usually name humans at the hours of darkness with stuff that isn’t vital? ” Christ, this child was once sharp. “Sorry to hassle you,” Rebus acknowledged, readying to finish the decision. yet Christie instructed him to attend. He looked to be weighing anything up. Rebus heard sounds of glasses and coughing. a few type of bar or membership, yet nowhere busy. The track sounded recorded. “Is that jazz? ” Rebus requested. “You like jazz? ” “Not highly. And I’d have concept you have been approximately 3 a long time too younger for it. ” “Got a pen on you? ” “Yes. ” Christie recited Hammell’s new quantity, which Rebus additional to the again of the cardboard ahead of thanking him. “I’ll allow you to in at the mystery of jazz,” the younger guy stated, “if you're keen on. ” “Go on then. ” “It’s all approximately control…” whilst the song died, Rebus learned that Christie had ended the decision. He stared on the quantity jotted at the card, all of sudden unwilling to speak to Hammell. He might sleep on it—after including the quantity to the checklist of contacts on his mobilephone. there has been an inch and a 1/2 whisky left within the bottle. He determined to go away it there and speak to it an ethical victory. “It’s all approximately control,” he acknowledged to himself, sliding the guitar choose again into his pocket and heading for mattress. fifty six Rebus was once leaving the home subsequent morning whilst a horn sounded. Hammell was once beckoning to him from the white diversity Rover activity. Rebus crossed the line as Hammell wound the driver’s-side window down.

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