The Impossible Dead by Ian RankinThe Impossible Dead by Ian Rankin

The Impossible Dead

byIan Rankin

Hardcover | November 8, 2011

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Malcolm Fox and his team from Internal Affairs are back. They've been sent to Fife to investigate whether fellow cops covered up for a corrupt colleague, Detective Paul Carter. Carter has been found guilty of misconduct with his own uncle, also in the force, having proved to be his nephew's nemesis. But what should be a simple job is soon complicated by intimations of conspiracy and cover-up - and a brutal murder, a murder committed with a weapon that should not even exist. The spiralling investigation takes Fox back in time to 1985, a year of turmoil in British political life. Terrorists intent on a split between Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom were becoming more brazen and ruthless, sending letter-bombs and poisonous spores to government offices, plotting kidnaps and murder, and trying to stay one step ahead of the spies sent to flush them out.

Fox has a duty to get at the truth, while the body count rises, the clock starts ticking, and he fights for his professional and personal life.
Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982, and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature. His first Rebus novel was published in 1987, and the Rebus books are now translated into thirty-six languages and are best...
Title:The Impossible DeadFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:November 8, 2011Publisher:ORION PUBLISHING GROUPLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0752889532

ISBN - 13:9780752889535

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read it. I will 5 stars to all his books
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from relaxing read but was never bored my first Ian Rankin I want to read all the others; suggest you read "The Complaints" before this one to have more background on the interesting and sympathetic Malcolm Fox main character . Good police mystery without all the typical American clichés of sensation and violence..
Date published: 2012-07-03

Editorial Reviews

'On the evidence of THE COMPLAINTS it looks as if Fox will be just as sure-footed a guide to the city as his grizzled predecessor'-DAILY EXPRESS