Even Dogs in the Wild

Even Dogs in the Wild

Book - 2015
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Hands in his pockets, Rebus turned to face Cafferty.
They were old men now, similar builds, similar backgrounds. Sat together in a pub, the casual onlooker might mistake them for pals who'd known one another since school.
But their history told a different story.

Retirement doesn't suit John Rebus. He wasn't made for hobbies, holidays or home improvements. Being a cop is in his blood.

So when DI Siobhan Clarke asks for his help on a case, Rebus doesn't need long to consider his options.

Clarke's been investigating the death of a senior lawyer whose body was found along with a threatening note. On the other side of Edinburgh, Big Ger Cafferty - Rebus's long-time nemesis - has received an identical note and a bullet through his window.

Now it's up to Clarke and Rebus to connect the dots and stop a killer.

Meanwhile, DI Malcolm Fox joins forces with a covert team from Glasgow who are tailing a notorious crime family. There's something they want, and they'll stop at nothing to get it.

It's a game of dog eat dog - in the city, as in the wild.

EVEN DOGS IN THE WILD brings back Ian Rankin's greatest characters in a story exploring the darkest corners of our instincts and desires.

Publisher: London : Orion, 2015.
ISBN: 9781409159360
Branch Call Number: FIC Ranki
Characteristics: 345 pages

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stormy1960
Apr 02, 2017

You either love Rankin or you don't. This is not one of his best but he does try to bring the lives of other key characters more to the foreground, which I appreciated.

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NancyBooks123
Feb 26, 2017

None of the reviews below are about The Fragment by T. Davis Bunn. It's unfortunate that they are shown under that title.

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rbastien
Jan 20, 2017

I struggled to care who the bad people were and the good guys are boring - nothing happens for three quarters of the book and the story is predictable from beginning to end. What a tedious read.

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CMLibrary_gjd_0
Nov 07, 2016

Rebus has finally retired, but is drawn back in when killings begin to happen and his old enemy Cafferty appears to be on the hit list. Ghosts from the past abound in this latest offering by Ian Rankin.

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jeannecrisp
Oct 07, 2016

Irreverant. Honorable. Unapologetic. Loyal. Cynical. Persistant. That’s John Rebus. Even though he’s retired from the Edinburgh police force, John is still critical to a murder investigation.

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dougslater
Aug 22, 2016

I liked this Rebus/Clarke/Fox police story. It is a great series and this book shows there is still a lot of life left in it. Love the Edinburgh setting and descriptions.

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rb3221
Jun 02, 2016

A great novel by Rankin with his hero Rebus, now retired but re-hired as a consultant and working with Siobhan Clarke, Malcolm Fox, and even Big Ger Cafferty.
It is a well written novel with a good organized plot, a page - turner and hard to put down. I didn't want it to end. Read it.

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66healey
May 17, 2016

Rankin and Rebus never fail to entertain, and this one is no exception. Perhaps a few too many ancillary characters for my liking, but this is an excellent read. Rebus' character seems to be mellowing a bit, and the storyline involving past friends and foes adds some spice, and expands the future possibilities.

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brangwinn
May 16, 2016

Even though you might ferret it out the murderer of one of the victims, Rankin still creates a great mystery, filled with interesting characters.

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rhodo86
Mar 03, 2016

Hate to say it, the characters (especially Rebus and Cafferty) didn't stand out as sharp as they were in other Rankin's novels. However, I dare to predict that for most Rebus fans, this book will still be head and shoulder more enjoyable than a lot of best sellers out there. Gobbled the book up in 2 days despite trying to make it last.
Got the sense that Fox would be Rebus' successor as the next vulnerable soul. Hope I am right.

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