Read as part of The Winter Challenge.
Exit Music - Ian Rankin
Sadly this is the last in Ian Rankin's series of novels featuring DI John Rebus but it is a great exit for one of my favourite cops.
The book is set in the final days of Rebus's police career. As he heads towards retirement. Each chapter begins a different day in the week leading up to his retirement.
Rebus and DS Siobban Clarke begin an investigation into the death of a Russian poet. It seems like a mugging gone wrong. However, something feels wrong to Rebus and as usual he can't let it go. He keeps digging and manages to raise the hackles of everyone around him including his superiors. Of course he is right and many shady dealings come to light before everything is resolved. There are lots of twists and turns in the novel before the truth is revealed .
This was a really satisfying conclusion to the Rebus series. Although there was a hint that we might see more of Rebus working cold cases. I do hope so.