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Resurrection Men (Inspector Rebus #13)

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Inspector John Rebus has messed up badly this time, so badly that he is sent to a kind of reform school for damaged cops. While there among the last-chancers known as "resurrection men," he joins a covert mission to gain evidence of a drug heist orchestrated by three of his classmates. But the group has been assigned an unsolved murder that may have resulted from Rebus's o ...more
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Published January 15th 2003 by Brilliance Audio (first published 2001)
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Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος   Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο   Αμούν Arnum
Μια ανάσταση και μια κάθαρση που τελικά εναντιώνονται στο γεγονός πως συμφωνούν στο ότι διαφωνούν με το σύστημα διαφθοράς της εξουσίας αλλα παρόλα αυτα ειναι στενά συνδεδεμένες και αλληλεξαρτώμενες απο αυτο!
Η ιστορία μας χαρίζει απλόχερα σχεδια δολοπλοκίας,ατομικού συμφέροντος,επαγγελματικής εξέλιξης -ανεξαρτήτως τιμήματος-ύπουλες συνεργασίες,δόλιες σιωπές,ανώτερες παρεμβάσεις απο εξέχοντα πρόσωπα υπεράνω υποψίας.

Πολύπλοκο σενάριο αστυνομικής υπόθεσης και ανεξιχνίαστες υποθέσεις που ίσως ειναι
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Chrissa Vasileiou
Oct 11, 2015 Chrissa Vasileiou rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-crime
Λυπάμαι ειλικρινά κάθε φορά που "αναγκάζομαι" να βάλω 1 ή 2 αστεράκια σε αστυνομικά βιβλία.Σημαίνει πως το αγαπημένο μου είδος αυτήν τη φορά με άφησε παγερά αδιάφορη ή απογοητευμένη.
Είχα ακούσει πολλά και για τον Rankin και για τον Rebus,και είχα σκοπό να πιάσω κάποια στιγμή ένα δικό του βιβλίο.Η αφορμή δόθηκε με το Μαραθώνιο Ανάγνωσης των εκδόσεων 'Μεταίχμιο'.Ίσως φταίει το συγκεκριμένο βιβλίο,και γενικότερα η σειρά με τον Rebus ν' αξίζει πολλά,αλλά εγώ αυτό διάβασα και δηλώνω πλήρως απογοητευμ
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James Thane
Scottish Inspector John Rebus has always had a problem with authority, but he gets particularly exorcised one morning and hurls a cup of tea at his supervisor. For this, he is assigned to a stint at Tulliallan, a police academy where problem officers are sent for retraining and to see if their careers can be resurrected.

The approach is to take an old case and assign it to the "resurrection men" working under the close supervision of an instructor who will teach them the teamwork necessary to goo
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Ammar
Jun 05, 2017 Ammar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another Rebus down. Rebus is punished and sent to school again for a refresher course. He meets a Wild Bunch of officers and they have to work together to solve a cold case.

At the same time, an art dealer is killed at his home after an exhibition. DS Siobhan Clarke is investigating this crime, and Rebus is giving her some back up while he is in schooling.

A fast past novel. Realistic and noir. Rankin is one of the best novelist who take you from wherever you are to the dark, rain stained cobble
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Athena
Πιστεύω πως αυτό το μυθιστόρημα θα το απολάμβανα περισσότερο αν οι περιστάσεις ήταν διαφορετικές. Πιο συγκεκριμένα, αν είχαν διαβάσει τα υπόλοιπα βιβλία με πρωταγωνιστή τον επιθεωρητή Ρέμπους θα κατανοούσα ευκολότερα τα γεγονότα. Επίσης, με δυσκόλεψε αρκετά η συνεχής χρήση του διαλόγου, καθώς εξαιτίας του η πλοκή κινούταν πιο γρήγορα και μη γνωρίζοντας κάποια γεγονότα από το παρελθόν του πρωταγωνιστή, δεν με βοήθησε στο να αντιληφθώ το τι γινόταν. Θεωρώ ότι ο Ρέμπους και η Σιβόν είναι ολοκληρωμέ ...more
Alexandra (matobookalo)
Πρόκειται για ένα βιβλίο που σε κρατάει σε αγωνία και εάν με αυτό το βιβλίο γνωρίζει ο αναγνώστης τον Ρέμπους τότε σίγουρα θα θέλει να συνεχίσει στην υπόλοιπη ιστορία του.
David Highton
Jun 21, 2017 David Highton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rebus is one of the series I have read out of order, and this trip to the library was part of doubling back and reading a couple I have missed over the years. An undercover plot against corrupt policemen proves a tough and dangerous assignment for Rebus
Moira Russell
Sadly disappointing....somehow, this book never lived up to its brilliant premise: Rebus, a walking nightmare of an employee, throws a mug of tea at his female boss and ex-lover and gets sent to a combination boot camp for recruits/rehab center for cops on their last chance. But really he's there undercover, trying to secretly investigate a ring of dirty cops....without revealing his own secrets about a cold case they've been assigned by surprise. Or is his boss trying to get rid of Rebus once a ...more
Lori
Aug 03, 2013 Lori rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-fiction
Wow. #13 already in this wonderful series. Although a latecomer to Ian Rankin's and John Rebus' world, I always make sure every 2-3 books I go back to this terrific series in order to get my Rebus and Edinburgh fix. Resurrection Men is another intricately crafted mystery and, as with many of Rankin's books, manages to effectively tie in 2 or more seemingly unrelated crimes where solving either of them is entirely dependent on understanding the other. Forced into remedial training with some poten ...more
Yngvild
Mar 05, 2010 Yngvild rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: detective, thriller
It is practically impossible to write a review of one of Ian Rankin’s Inspector Rebus novels without using the word ‘gritty’, so I may as well just get it over with. For anybody who has not met him before, Inspector Rebus is the classic bad boy of the Scottish police, a hard drinking maverick guaranteed to annoy his boss and get his man (or woman). The difference is that Ian Rankin does it so well and Resurrection Men is one of the best of the series.

Appropriately number thirteen of the series,
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Bill
Nov 12, 2010 Bill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent Rebus story. This book finds DI Rebus sent back to refinishing school (in a way) after an incident at his local police station. He throws a mug of tea at boss, Gill Templar, and finds himself sent for retraining with a group of other reprobates from other districts. But there is more to this assignment than meets the eye and I'll let you read the book to see what. In the meantime, DS Siobhan Clark, Rebus' protégé, is deeply involved with a team trying to solve the murder of an ...more
Laura
Excellent book, my first book read by this author and I really loved it, specially with the musical background BBC chose for it.
Genevieve Andrews
Good Scottish mystery, makees you really want to go to the pub
Rob Smith
Apr 15, 2017 Rob Smith rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
This is my first Rankin novel read. I was concerned the length would have me emerged in another contemporary over written book. The book is over involved with too much character introspection and not enough setting description. But, the whole mountain of words is built up to a peak of a very good conclusion.

The character development is probably the best part of the book. Though there are many, many characters and there are those with very similar names and multiple nicknames that makes the plot
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Kevin Marsh
Mar 17, 2017 Kevin Marsh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Resurrection Men is an interesting book. The plot is cleverly contrived and presents Rebus in an unusual situation. This story does not dissapoint, the expected range of on going story lines exist with favourite characters developing further. For me the plots become more fascinating with each book. Can't wait to start reading the next one.
Shirley Schwartz
This book is definitely a winner. Classic John Rebus, and an excellent book in this wonderful series. This is book number 13 in the series, but it is also a good book for anyone to begin with if they want to sample this series. But I must warn those new dabblers, that this series is seriously addictive. Rebus is always in trouble with the higher-ups so it's not a surprise to find him sent to a retraining group to learn how to be a team player. And it's not a surprise to find out that he got hims ...more
Catherine
I have read other books in this series and really enjoyed them. This one for me was much less enjoyable than the others because it had so many characters that it was difficult to keep them all straight (it even had a 3 page list at the start of the book explaining who all the main characters were!). It also had more than one case that was being solved at a time in multiple police stations all with different staff. All this coupled with the fact that the book was so long (almost 450 pages) made i ...more
Ron
Dec 06, 2015 Ron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: u-k, crime-fiction
#13 in Rankin's Rebus series sees DI John Rebus sent to a course for delinquent detectives. (After throwing a coffee cup at his superior Gill Templer that is). But all is not as it appears, Rebus has a certain job to do. The other "Resurrection Men" as these wayward coppers are called, are apparently not as they seem either.

Solid entry in the always enjoyable Rankin novels. Although Rankin can't resist inserting several of his regulars into his stories (a certain Edinburgh crime boss for example
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Renée Mee
One of my fave authors and I love Rebus but his character is becoming tedious. It's nice to see a realistic flawed hero but after all Rebus's experience he is starting to appear not jut disillusioned(you can only play that card so long) but stupid. He is always getting into situations where he is beat up or almost killed and like the heroine tied to the railroad tracks,the hero rescues him just in time. Also,be nice to see a few more wins. Although ,no matter university education he appears to h ...more
J.R.
Aug 19, 2011 J.R. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
This the 13th in the addictive John Rebus series featuring the addicted cop who has become a favorite read for many. The book won an Edgar as best mystery in 2004 and I can’t really say why I hadn’t read it before this.

When he’s not boozing or smoking, Rebus is generally up to his neck in trouble. This novel is no exception. It begins with the detective throwing a tea mug at his supervisor, which gets him sent to Tulliallan, the Scottish police college, for retraining. We soon discover he has be
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Fiona
This is the second book featuring Rebus I've ever read, and last time, I was a bit underwhelmed. The ending was too neat, and it was just a little bit unsatisfying. The second time round, I've had a bit of a chance to get to know Rebus, and Siobhan, and the recurring supporting cast, and I have to say I think Rankin is one of my new favourites. It was brilliant. I can see why this won awards - it's a very good story, very well told, with marvellous characters.

It was just really satisfying. And a
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Travelin
It's a mystery to me what if any readers have an interest in both Rankin's crime stories and his anal repulsive politics. He should be in the perfect land for this kind of I-break-the-rules-by-playing-by-rules drama, namely nominally Celtic Scotland, which votes overwhelming to remain the whipping boy of England, while putting on a dramatic sneer or two. Sorry, this story is centuries old and I don't have time to look at the butt-end.
Claude
I didn't like this book as much as the previous ones in the series. I had trouble keeping up with the parallel stories (Clarke's and Rebus's). Also, I guess that what bothered me even more, was keeping up with all the guys' names and personalities. It won't keep me from reading the next installment though.

One other thing that has been driving me crazy, is Siobhan's name, which I can't get myself to pronounce Shivaun (or something of the kind), in my brain of course...
But this has been going on s
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Cat clark
Dec 07, 2016 Cat clark rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The ingenuity of some criminal acts and their attempted cover-ups never ceases to amaze me. Good policing requires that you get inside their heads to identify the possibilities. How easy is it to cross the line from good guy to bad guy? 'Aye there's the rub for our man Rebus and I just can't seem to find my way out of his head.

The characters are complex and psychologically compelling. Their struggles mirror our own so that you can't help but be driven to the end. I never want to "leave Scotland
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Brian Grover
Jun 12, 2016 Brian Grover rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Can't remember why I decided to pick this one up; it's a mystery set in Scotland, mostly Edinburgh, revolving around a Scottish detective named John Rebus. I enjoyed it tremendously, though, read most of it in one sitting. Reminded me a bit of Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad novels; the characters are well drawn and feel real, the human interactions here outweigh the actual story IMO. Very likely that I'll read more of these Rebus stories in the future (at last count I think there were 20 of t ...more
Kristi Lamont
Back on my Rebus jag. Don't think anybody wants to read the same "reaction" over and over again, so unless I come across one that is outstandingly good or weirdly disappointing I will just log and rate and move on.
Patrick
Jul 06, 2012 Patrick rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Way too complicated. The novel staggers from place to place like Rebus after a long night at the Ox. A rare example of the TV adaptation being better.

That said it's Ian Rankin, which means it's still a hell of a lot better than most.
Katharine
I had trouble keeping the two cases separate and who was working on which case. It got easier later in the book. It wasn't a bad book overall, but it's not my favorite Rebus book.
Bettie☯
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Chuck Slack
Dec 08, 2013 Chuck Slack rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another in a line of great books in this series! Reading Rebus is like catching up with an old friend. I can't wait till the next time.
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Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982 and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature. His first Rebus novel was published in 1987; the Rebus books are now translated into 22 languages and are bestsellers on several continents.

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