Bruce Clarke, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Bruce Clarke)
Rebus is sent back to school to redefine the role of a detective but all is not as it appears and Rebus emerges as the hero. A good in-depth study of ordinary people who become corruted by thir greed.
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BARBARA GERSHENBAUM, August 19, 2008 (view all comments by BARBARA GERSHENBAUM)
Readers can always depend upon Ian Rankin to deliver the goods in his police procedurals. RESURRECTION MEN is a good example. Inspector Rebus is sent to spend time at a 'cop's college' to learn teamwork. He doesn't expect to have to tangle with a group of rogue colleagues who are reputed to have pulled off a drug heist. Both interesting and entertaining.
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Resurrection Men: An Inspector Rebus Novel (Inspector Rebus Novels)
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by Kirkus Reviews,
"Rankin keeps topping his own best work."
by Philadelphia Inquirer,
"The clever, funny, perfectly pitched dialogue develops the characters and moves the story....Resurrection Men is what good crime fiction should be — a puzzle that challenges the eye, but worth the effort of putting all the pieces in place."
by The Washington Post,
"If you haven't experienced Inspector Rebus, this is a good place to start."
by Publishers Weekly,
"This isn't one of Rankin's top efforts, but even coasting, he leaves most police procedurals at the gate."
"For anyone who likes a mystery with literary flair and without a sermon, this is an eminently satisfying read."
by Boston Globe,
"In Resurrection Men, both police officers, and Rankin, shine."
by Time Out,
"This is Rankin at his best, and, boy, that's saying something."
After hurling a mug at his supervisor, bad boy Inspector John Rebus is sent to a reform school for damaged cops. While there among those known as "Resurrection Men," he joins a covert mission to gain evidence of a drug heist orchestrated by some of his classmates.
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