Top critical review
ok read with some reservations
Reviewed in the United States on March 15, 2014
I like the Rebus character.
He is a dangerous man. So dangerous he doesn't need a gun. A chief inspector without a firearm, even without a duty weapon? Wow, that's fresh! When he does need a gun he gets himself a nice "8 mm Colt 45, which takes 10 rounds". No one else can get this elusive gun. No one! Because ... there is no such thing.
The librarian girlfriend of Holmes "brains" him and puts him into coma to make him leave the force? Now, that's different.
Now, everything fails, and there is still no critical piece of the evidence against Big Ger Caferty by the end of the story. All Rebus needs to do is enlist his two reports and a friendly neighborhood recovering pedophile to orchestrate a street fight, arrest Caferty, and get his notebook, where he conveniently keeps books on his "protection" business.
I like the Rebus series with the Scottish local charm and stuff, both books and TV, but I am getting disappointed.