Even Dogs in the Wild

Even Dogs in the Wild

Book - 2016
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"Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is investigating the death of a senior lawyer during a robbery. The case becomes more complex when a note is discovered, indicating that this may have been no random attack. When local gangster Big Ger Cafferty receives an identical message, Clarke decides that the recently retired John Rebus may be able to help. Together the two old adversaries might just stand a chance of saving Cafferty's skin. But a notorious family tailed by a team of undercover detectives has also arrived in Edinburgh. There's something they want, and they'll stop at nothing to get it. As the cases collide, it's a game of dog eat dog--in the city as in the wild"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016
Edition: First United States edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780316342513
0316342513
Characteristics: 347 pages ; 25 cm

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stormy1960
Apr 02, 2017

You either love Rankin or you don't. This is not one of his best but he does try to bring the lives of other key characters more to the foreground, which I appreciated.

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NancyBooks123
Feb 26, 2017

None of the reviews below are about The Fragment by T. Davis Bunn. It's unfortunate that they are shown under that title.

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rbastien
Jan 20, 2017

I struggled to care who the bad people were and the good guys are boring - nothing happens for three quarters of the book and the story is predictable from beginning to end. What a tedious read.

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CMLibrary_gjd_0
Nov 07, 2016

Rebus has finally retired, but is drawn back in when killings begin to happen and his old enemy Cafferty appears to be on the hit list. Ghosts from the past abound in this latest offering by Ian Rankin.

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jeannecrisp
Oct 07, 2016

Irreverant. Honorable. Unapologetic. Loyal. Cynical. Persistant. That’s John Rebus. Even though he’s retired from the Edinburgh police force, John is still critical to a murder investigation.

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dougslater
Aug 22, 2016

I liked this Rebus/Clarke/Fox police story. It is a great series and this book shows there is still a lot of life left in it. Love the Edinburgh setting and descriptions.

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rb3221
Jun 02, 2016

A great novel by Rankin with his hero Rebus, now retired but re-hired as a consultant and working with Siobhan Clarke, Malcolm Fox, and even Big Ger Cafferty.
It is a well written novel with a good organized plot, a page - turner and hard to put down. I didn't want it to end. Read it.

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66healey
May 17, 2016

Rankin and Rebus never fail to entertain, and this one is no exception. Perhaps a few too many ancillary characters for my liking, but this is an excellent read. Rebus' character seems to be mellowing a bit, and the storyline involving past friends and foes adds some spice, and expands the future possibilities.

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brangwinn
May 16, 2016

Even though you might ferret it out the murderer of one of the victims, Rankin still creates a great mystery, filled with interesting characters.

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rhodo86
Mar 03, 2016

Hate to say it, the characters (especially Rebus and Cafferty) didn't stand out as sharp as they were in other Rankin's novels. However, I dare to predict that for most Rebus fans, this book will still be head and shoulder more enjoyable than a lot of best sellers out there. Gobbled the book up in 2 days despite trying to make it last.
Got the sense that Fox would be Rebus' successor as the next vulnerable soul. Hope I am right.

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