By Ian Rankin
Whilst a former soldier and recluse murders 17-year-old scholars at a complicated Edinburgh boarding institution, Rebus instantly suspects there's extra to the case than meets the attention. military investigators appear to snoop round the scene of the crime, and hyperlinks among the killer and a neighborhood crew of "Goths" (a morbid clique of black-clad youngsters who take heed to heavy steel tune) start to floor. yet simply as Rebus unearths himself within the thick of the homicide inquiry, he's threatened with suspension from the police strength: a guy who were menacing his companion and buddy, Detective Sergeant Siobhan Clarke, dies within the similar condominium hearth that has left Rebus with terrible, painful burns. Rebus is instantly suspected of foul play. Now Rebus is confronted with harrowing missions: He needs to get to the foundation of the boarding institution killing whilst he attempts to transparent his personal identify.
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The ones on top," Carter continued, nodding at the correspondence, "seemed to be from the most . . how do I put it? " The detective led the men into the department conference room and spread the letters out on the table. Randall joined them. Some of them were typed or printed out from a computer, some were written in cursive, some in block letters. They were on many different types and sizes of paper and in many colors of ink or pencil. Crayons, too. For half an hour they looked over the letters.
The moment Altman opened the old-fashioned double doors of the garage he detected the smell of decaying flesh. He knew where it had to be coming from: a large coal bin in the back. Steeling himself, he flipped up the lid. Inside were the mostly skeletal remains of a man about six feet tall, lying on his back, fully clothed. He'd been dead about six months—just around the time Desmond disappeared, Altman recalled. DNA would tell for certain if this was the killer, but Altman discovered the man's wallet in his hip pocket and, sure enough, the driver's license inside was Desmond's.
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A Question of Blood (Inspector Rebus, Book 14) by Ian Rankin