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In a House of Lies

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John Rebus does not disappoint in his 22nd outing. Retired and in ill health, Rebus offers assistance to his former partner when a dead body is linked to a cold case Rebus worked on 30 years ago.
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Thank you, NetGalley, for providing a review copy of this great book.   Ian Rankin does not disappoint with "In a House of Lies."   Edinburgh provides its usual interesting cast of characters for this plot.  A dead man is found at the bottom of a gully in the boot of his car.  John Rebus, a retired detective who shows up in most of Rankin's books, suspects right away that he knows who the dead man is.  Not always welcome at police headquarters, Rebus insinuates his way into cases through his friend, current detective Siobhan Clarke.  

As the clues unravel and the suspects pile up, the story leads in several directions.  Siobhan, who has had troubles with the police misconduct commission in the past, as had Rebus also, finds herself targeted again.

Great book.  Thank you, Ian Rankin.
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