By Ian Rankin
At evening the summer season sky remains mild over Edinburgh. yet in a shadowy, crumbling housing improvement, a junkie lies lifeless of an overdose, his bruised physique surrounded via symptoms of Satanic worship. John Rebus might name the loss of life and accident--but will not. as an alternative, he tracks down a violent-tempered younger lady who knew the useless boy and heard him cry out his terrifying final phrases: "Hide! Hide!" Now, with assistance from a shiny, conflicted younger detective, Rebus is following the woman via a brutal international of undesirable offers, undesirable dope and undesirable corporation. From a stunning city's darkest part to the non-public sanctums of the higher crust, Rebus is looking for the appropriate hiding position for a killer, in Hide and Seek, the second one novel within the sequence from Ian Rankin.
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A few day you could probably come to profit the perfect and fallacious of this. ’ now not that Rebus had to search too not easy. He had the queasy feeling, interpreting the observe, that Carew’s phrases have been directed immediately at him, that he was once announcing issues basically Rebus may totally comprehend. ‘Funny kind of observe to go away behind,’ stated McCall. ‘Yes,’ stated Rebus. ‘You met him lately, didn’t you? ’ stated McCall. ‘I be mindful you announcing. Did he appear ok then? I suggest, he wasn’t depressed or whatever? ’ ‘I’ve noticeable him considering that then. ’ ‘Oh? ’ ‘I was once sniffing round Calton Hill a number of nights again. He was once there in his vehicle. ’ ‘Ah-ha. ’ McCall nodded. every little thing used to be commencing to make a bit of of experience. Rebus passed again the be aware and went over to the mattress. The sheets have been rumpled. 3 empty tablet bottles stood in a neat line at the bedside desk. at the ground lay an empty cognac bottle. ‘The guy went out in style,’ McCall acknowledged, pocketing the notice. ‘He’d undergone a few bottles of wine prior to that. ’ ‘Yes, I observed them within the front room. Lafite sixty-one. The stuff of a truly big day. ’ ‘They don’t come extra exact, John. ’ either males became as a 3rd presence grew to become obtrusive within the room. It used to be Farmer Watson, respiring seriously from the trouble of the steps. ‘This is bloody awkward,’ he stated. ‘One of the linchpins of our crusade tops himself, and by way of taking a bloody overdose. How’s that going to seem, eh? ’ ‘Awkward, sir,’ answered Rebus, ‘just as you assert. ’ ‘I do say. I do say. ’ Watson thrust a finger out in the direction of Rebus. ‘It’s as much as you, John, to ensure the media don’t make a meal of this, or folks. ’ ‘Yes, sir. ’ Watson regarded over in the direction of the mattress. ‘Waste of a bloody respectable guy. What makes anyone do it? I suggest, examine this position. And there’s an property someplace on one of many islands. personal enterprise. dear vehicle. issues we will merely dream approximately. Makes you ask yourself, doesn’t it? ’ ‘Yes, sir. ’ ‘Right. ’ Watson took a final look in the direction of the mattress, then slapped a hand on Rebus’s shoulder. ‘I’m looking on you, John. ’ ‘Yes, sir. ’ McCall and Rebus watched their more desirable pass. ‘Bloody hell! ’ whispered McCall. ‘He didn’t examine me, no longer as soon as. i would besides haven't been there. ’ ‘You should still thank your fortunate stars, Tony. I want I had your reward of invisibility. ’ either males smiled. ‘Seen adequate? ’ McCall requested. ‘Just yet one more circuit,’ stated Rebus. ‘Then I’ll get from your hair. ’ ‘Whatever you assert, John. only one factor. ’ ‘What’s that? ’ ‘What the hell have been you doing up Calton Hill in the course of the evening? ’ ‘Don’t ask,’ acknowledged Rebus, blowing a kiss as he headed for the dwelling quarter. it'd be colossal information in the neighborhood, in fact. there has been no getting clear of the very fact. The radio stations and newspapers could have hassle figuring out which headline deserved such a lot prominence: Disc Jockey Arrested at unlawful puppy struggle or Suicide surprise of property Agent mammoth. good, whatever alongside these strains. Jim Stevens may have enjoyed it, yet then Jim Stevens used to be in London and married, by way of all bills, to a few lady part his age. Rebus well-known that sort of risky circulate.