Saints of the Shadow Bible

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Little, Brown, Jan 14, 2014 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Rebus and Malcolm Fox go head-to-head when a 30-year-old murder investigation resurfaces, forcing Rebus to confront crimes of the past

Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. He is investigating a car accident when news arrives that a case from 30 years ago is being reopened. Rebus's team from those days is suspected of helping a murderer escape justice to further their own ends.

Malcolm Fox, in what will be his last case as an internal affairs cop, is tasked with finding out the truth. Past and present are about to collide in shocking and murderous fashion. What does Rebus have to hide? And whose side is he really on? His colleagues back then called themselves "The Saints," and swore a bond on something called the Shadow Bible. But times have changed and the crimes of the past may not stay hidden much longer -- and may also play a role in the present, as Scotland gears up for a referendum on independence.

Allegiances are being formed, enemies made, and huge questions asked. Who are the saints and who the sinners? And can the one ever become the other?

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Review: Saints of the Shadow Bible (Inspector Rebus #19)

User Review  - Mildred Merz - Goodreads

Good read with a complicated plot--present day crimes as well as ones from 30 years earlier. Rebus has appeared in other books by Rankin. He is a strictly old fashioned investigator devoted to his work, but I feared he was going to do something unethical. Edinburgh setting is a plus. Read full review

Review: Saints of the Shadow Bible (Inspector Rebus #19)

User Review  - Jarvo - Goodreads

Still not convinced that brining Rebus back was a good idea. The last 6 or so novels in the original series had a depth and complexity rarely found in British crime writing. The latest offering is ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Ian Rankin is a #1 international bestselling author. Winner of an Edgar Award and the recipient of a Gold Dagger for fiction and the Chandler-Fulbright Award, he lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and their two sons.

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