By Ian Rankin
It's overdue within the fall in Edinburgh and overdue within the profession of Detective Inspector John Rebus. As he's easily attempting to tie up a few unfastened ends ahead of his retirement, a brand new case lands on his table: a dissident Russian poet has been murdered in what feels like a mugging long past improper.
Rebus discovers that an elite delegation of Russian businessmen is on the town, trying to extend its pursuits. And as Rebus's research earnings flooring, anyone brutally attacks an area gangster with whom he has an extended history.
Has Rebus overstepped his bounds for the final time? just a couple of days shy of the top to his lengthy, arguable profession, will Rebus even make it that some distance?
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You don’t need to raise your voice. You can call me in a week. ’ 42 219O_tx:219O_co 30/7/08 10:11 Page 43 He tried to keep her on, but she had already hung up. Wallander spent the rest of the evening with a sense of panic growing inside. There was nothing he feared as much as abandonment. It was only with the utmost effort that he managed to stop himself from calling Mona when it was past midnight. He lay down only to get back up again. The light summer sky was suddenly threatening. He fried a couple of eggs that he didn’t eat.
But he sat down and wondered how he could once have been so in love with the woman on the other side of the desk. Now he could not remember her being anything other than stiff and dismissive. ‘I’m fine,’ she said. ’ Wallander sighed internally over her rude tone but told her what had happened. ‘You work in the shipping industry,’ he finished. ‘You would know how I could find out what Hålén really did at sea. ’ ‘I work with freight,’ Helena said. ‘We rent vessels or cargo space for Kockums and Volvo.
At three o’clock Sjunnesson called the work to a halt. ‘There’s nothing here,’ he said. ‘No hidden money, no drugs. ’ ‘Then there was someone who imagined there was something here,’ Hemberg said. ‘And who was wrong. ’ 36 219O_tx:219O_co 30/7/08 10:10 Page 37 Wallander followed Hemberg out onto the street. ‘You have to know when it’s time to quit,’ Hemberg said. ’ Wallander went back to his apartment and called Mona. They agreed to meet later that evening and take a drive. She had borrowed a car from a friend.