Mortal Causes : An Inspector Rebus Novel

by Iaian Rankin | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1857978633 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAceofHeartswing of Mississauga, Ontario Canada on 5/19/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Friday, May 19, 2006
From the Publisher
In Edinburgh you're never far from a peaceful spot, or from a hellish one either. Now, in the heart of summer, in the midst of a nationalist festival, Inspector John Rebus is on the murder case of a young man left hanging in a spot where his screams would never be heard. To find the victim's identity--and his killer--Rebus searches from Edinburgh's most violent neighborhood to Belfast, Northern Ireland--amongst petty thugs, gunrunners, and heavyweight criminals. But before Rebus can get to the truth, he's bloodied by the dream of society's madmen--and staring into the glint of a killer's eyes.


Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, June 24, 2012
It is the end of summer and the Edinburgh Finge festival is on. The tourists are out in full force and the festival is threatened by terrorists and bombs. Under the old city lies another from medieval times and this where a young man is tortured and then shot 6 times.

Inspector Rebus is seconded to a terrorism squad which is very much to his liking because he has the freedom to investigate and wander where he likes. Rebus even ventures into the Gar-B, a housing project even the police have little control over.

Rebus' nemesis, “Big Ger” Cafferty is back. Rebus follows all his leads even to Ireland. A book full of thugs, big-time criminals and really bad man there is also some time for Rebus the man. A female lawyer wants Rebus' attention so badly she is willing to break the law to get it.

This is a dark book with wonderful characters and enough twists and turns to satisfy the reader. On to the next in the series!

Journal Entry 3 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Reading now!

Journal Entry 4 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Inspector Rebus is back with another mystery. This time he gets called to an underground city where a man has been shot 7 times in a military style. Rebus starts the investigation but gets pulled between his own office and the terrorism/drug squad who suspect that one of the loyalist groups may be behind the murder. When Rebus finds out that the murdered man is the son of his enemy, "Big Ger" Cafferty, he knows he's going to hear from him.

This is the worst Rebus book I've read so far. There was a variety of problems with it. The first was that there was very little character development for Rebus. There was a girl that he kissed once and then became obsessed over but I didn't feel this drove Rebus' character anywhere. The second was that I wasn't much interested in the loyalist groups that Rebus was looking in to. There were too many acronyms, too many groups and it got confusing.

Hopefully the next Rebus book is better.

Journal Entry 5 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, November 03, 2012
This book is back with me :)

Journal Entry 6 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, November 03, 2013
My mom, AceofHearts, passed away from breast cancer on September 17, 2013. Aside from being one of the best people I know, she was an avid reader and took immense pleasure in Bookcrossing, her book club, and reading many great books. We got to share this book before she passed, as we were both reading the Rebus series.

I will be releasing this in my mom's memory.

Journal Entry 7 by HoserLauren at Square One Shopping Mall in Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, November 30, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (11/30/2013 UTC) at Square One Shopping Mall in Mississauga, Ontario Canada

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