This is my review of the book Exit Music by Ian Rankin which I have read recently. I like a lot of the population have loved reading Ian's books about Inspector Rebus, and for this reason have had the book on my shelf for many months, waiting for the right time to read and enjoy it. This Christmas time has been the right time.
The plot line is complex, yet certainly to me entirely believable. It is all about Russian money, a G8 summit at Gleaneagles, wealthy bankers and potential bribery of officials, drugs and of course the odd murder or two. What a wonderful mix and into this is the fact that Inspector Rebus is about to retire and only has a few more days left in the force.
When Inspector rebus starts asking questions of those officials at the highest level in government and banking circles, ripples start flying everywhere and soon the repercussions on Rebus not to rock the boat are so strong that he forced to hand in his warrant card early.
Now the story takes an interesting twist can our famous inspector solve the crime now he is not a policeman. Fortunately he has a good team that can help him and with the wonders of mobile phones the case progresses.
It does have a very good series of twists and turns in the plot line that add to the story. Other reviewers have said that it is “The best crime novel you'll read this year” and I can't disagree with that. To say much more would start to spoil the plot line.
So with that I will record that this was a really good read as book 16 week 13 fiction 14 (audio books 3) non fiction 2
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