It's late in the fall in Edinburgh and late in the career of Detective Inspector John Rebus. As he is simply trying to tie up some loose ends before his retirement, a new case lands on his desk: a dissident Russian poet has been murdered in what looks like a mugging gone wrong.
Rebus discovers that an elite delegation of Russian businessmen is in town, looking to expand its interests. And as Rebus's investigation gains ground, someone brutally assaults a local gangster with whom he has a long history.
Has Rebus overstepped his bounds for the last time? Only a few days shy of the end to his long, controversial career, will Rebus even make it that far?
Thanks to Valerie at Hachette Book Group, I am happy to offer a copy of this book to 3 lucky winners.
Here are the rules:
Contest is open to addresses in Canada and the U.S. No PO boxes please.
Contest ends Dec. 14, 2009
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