by Ian Rankin (Orion) ISBN: 9780752889542
I am a dedicated Ian Rankin fan. In the past some may have called me a groupie. Anyway… Rankin is a master of the craft of crime fiction writing. He understands how to create detectives and criminals. He knows how to make settings come alive and become characters in his novels.
Malcolm Fox, Rankin’s new protagonist, is divorced, in his 40s, and he’s quieter than Rebus. He doesn’t drink alcohol; he enjoys Appletiser. He’s objective, and he’s a gentleman. He works for ‘The Complaints’ aka The Internal Affairs department that looks for ‘dirty and compromised cops’.