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Tooth and Nail by Ian Rankin
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Well I'm back to reading about Rebus and not surprisingly he is just as surly, petulant, impulsive and distrusting as ever.

No, that's not right. The fact is, he reaches new heights in this book. First of all, he's chasing down a serial killer ( I know what your thinking ...Hey everybody has to, so what's so special about that?) Well for one thing, the serial killer is British and he's Scottish, and secondly he is being forced to work with the Brits in damned London, and the Brits they're thinking, "Who forced this damned Scot on us, it ain't like we can't take care of our own business" And if that isn't enough, the Scots have just finished defeating the Brits in a big football match. So, all in all. it's kind of an explosive situation to be putting somebody like Rebus into, considering his blatant lack of charm and his outsider pedigree. Oh, and did I mention earlier, the man is tactless. Well he is.

So it's tough on the working relationship, but then it's tough for the serial killer as well. So hang in there, it's a rough ride but a good one.
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January 10, 2016 – Finished Reading
January 11, 2016 – Shelved

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message 1: by Julie (new)

Julie In your first paragraph I mis-read "impulsive" as "repulsive" and it still made sense. Nice review of a book about a truly unlikable character! .

message 2: by Francis (last edited Jan 23, 2016 05:40PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Francis Thank you, I kinda like him, but admittedly he doesn't put out a lot of effort into pleasing ..well anybody.

message 3: by Martin (new) - added it

Martin You know that Scots are Brits, right?

Francis Martin wrote: "You know that Scots are Brits, right?"
It's just a matter of time ;)

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