My first of the Rebus series of Ian Rankin. And it's my first time also to read a mystery book and not rush it. I don't seem have that burning desire to solve er..no, to see the case solved. Maybe it's because the main character, Rebus. The bitter and harden detective Rebus might have his share in the case and I hate it if I were to find him guilty so I keep postponing to finish the book.