The Naming of the Dead by Ian Rankin
An Inspector Rebus Novel (Detective John Rebus Novels)

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The leaders of the free world descend on Scotland for an international conference, and every cop in the country is needed for front-line duty...except one. John Rebus's reputation precedes him, and his bosses don't want him anywhere near Presidents Bush and Putin, which explains why he's manning an abandoned police station when a call comes in. During a preconference dinner at Edinburgh Castle, a delegate has fallen to his death. Accident, suicide, or something altogether more sinister? And is it linked to a grisly find close to the site of the gathering? Are the world's most powerful men at risk from a killer? While the government and secret services attempt to hush the whole thing up, Rebus knows he has only seventy-two hours to find the answers.
 

About Ian Rankin

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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.
 
Published April 2, 2007 by Little, Brown and Company. 455 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Mr. Rankin’s new crime story has the temerity to treat the July 2005 G-8 conference in Edinburgh as the backdrop for a case involving sex offenders and a serial killer.

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Ian Rankin’s latest novel opens as protesters and celebrities converge on Edinburgh for the G-8 summit conference.

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She's also getting entangled with Rebus's nemesis, thuggish crime boss Big Ger Cafferty, who is showing an unhealthy interest in her while getting in the way of Rebus's investigations.

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Ian Rankin has been writing police procedurals featuring his alter ego, John Rebus, for 20 years.

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Reading a Rebus mystery, you want to be in Edinburgh, not suddenly jerked into the United States.

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