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Resurrection Men ➽ [Download] ✤ Resurrection Men By Ian Rankin ➲ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Inspector John Rebus has messed up badly this time, so badly that he s been sent to a kind of reform school for damaged cops While there among the last chancers known as resurrection men, he joins a c Inspector John Rebus has messed up badly this time, so badly that he s been 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 own mistake Now Rebus can t determine if he s been set up for a fall or if his disgraced classmates are as ruthless as he suspects When Detective Sergeant Siobhan Clarke discovers that her investigation of an art dealer s murder is tied to Rebus s inquiry, the two prot g and mentor join forces Soon they find themselves in the midst of an even bigger scandal than they had imagined a plot with conspirators in every corner of Scotland and deadly implications about their colleagues With the brilliant eye for character and place that earned him the name the Dickens of Edinburgh, Ian Rankin delivers a page turning novel of intricate suspense.


About the Author: Ian Rankin

AKA Jack HarveyBorn in the Kingdom of Fife in , Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 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 the Rebus books are now translated into languages and are bestsellers on several continentsIan Rankin has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow He is also a past winner of the Chandler Fulbright Award, and he received two Dagger Awards for the year s best short story and the Gold Dagger for Fiction Ian Rankin is also the recipient of honorary degrees from the universities of Abertay, St Andrews, and EdinburghA contributor to BBC s Newsnight Review, he also presented his own TV series, Ian Rankin s Evil Thoughts, on Channel in He recently received the OBE for services to literature, and opted to receive the prize in his home city of Edinburgh, where he lives with his partner and two sonstp uscmillan author ianrankin.



10 thoughts on “Resurrection Men

  1. Karl Karl says:

    I own both the Little Brown Hardcover and an Uncorrected Proof of this book.


  2. James Thane James Thane says:

    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 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 good police work But Rebus smells a rat when the case chosen for the exercise accidentally turns out to be an old problematic case in which Rebus himself played a large role He realizes that he must trod very carefully while he tries to figure out what is going on here.Meanwhile back home, Rebus s protege, Detective Siobhan Clarke, is investigating the murder of an art dealer There appear to be any number of suspects, but finding the killer and a motive is proving particularly difficult Rebus and Clarke wind up sharing thoughts about their independent problems, both of which turn out to have muchworking below the surface than initially appeared.This is another good installment in Rankin s long running series and once you get caught up in it, it s hard to put it down view spoiler I did enjoy this book but as much as I love this series, I m giving it three stars rather than four because of the way the plot is developed In earlier books, Rebus has taken Siobhan Clarke under his wing and we ve seen the two working together as Rebus has taught her a great deal about good police work In some of therecent books, though, as in this case, Rebus and Clark have often wound up working two totally separate cases They often get together to bounce ideas off each other about their cases and then, somehow at the end, the two cases become magically linked.That s what happens here Without going into great detail, Rebus is actually sent to the academy to go undercover in an effort to get the goods on three dirty cops who are also assigned to his class Through the whole book he attempts to do so, while Siobhan investigates the murder of the art dealer Either of the cases would make an entertaining story in and of itself, but at the very end it turns out that, for convoluted reasons, the dirty cops Rebus is chasing are the ones who killed the art dealer.While you re actually reading the book, you get so caught up in it that the implausability of the whole thing sort of slips by you But ten minutes after you put it down, you slap yourself in the forehead and say WhatThe conicidences involved in making these two story lines come together don t just stretch credulity, they smash it into a thousand pieces.It s still a great deal of fun watching Rebus work, bending the rules as necessary to achieve a just end But I enjoyed these books even better when Rebus and Clarke were working together on a single complicated case and when it wasn t necessary for the reader to completely abandon disbelief to make the climax of the book work hide spoiler


  3. Ammar Ammar says:

    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 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 cobblestone streets in Edinburgh, Glasgow or Dundee He exposes the underbelly of the city and let us all gawk in and watch Corruption and insubordination are the two major themes in this novel


  4. Deanna Deanna says:

    This wasn t the best place to jump into the series I liked the idea of the possibly too many plots better than the reading of them And I felt like I was missing out on a connection to the character and his world that would have been built in the earlier novels I ll try at least onein the series It seems like one I should enjoy quite a bitthan I did this one.


  5. Moira Russell Moira Russell says:

    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 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 and for all Is he setting up innocent men or being set up himself It can t be a coincidence that a book whose plot depends so much on modern art is all about being framedOne cop is known as the Glasgow Rebus which is what inspires our antihero to get set up in the first place Does he want to smash the mirror and bring his double to justice, or join him in finally going all the way over the line Like I said, brilliant.But the story somehow just dies, unlike Rebus s beloved Saab, less than halfway through and I had to struggle to finish it, like chewing a bite of meat that in your mouth suddenly turns out to be all gristle There s one sparking moment when Rebus and his double nemesis Cafferty face each other in a tiny interview room, but the will he nill he ambiguity that should suffuse the pages is just.absent Often these books read like novelizations of screenplays to me yes I realize it s the other way round good actors could bring the implicit tensions to life with eloquent voices and faces, but flat prose can t do it.I did like Siobhan very much, and her prickliness caused by the way she constantly has to keep charming and soothing the men in her workplace in order to get them to just do their jobs and work with her, but also turn them down when they keep trying to bag her, and the cautious empathy she and her female boss have for each other A subtheme of this book is women working with men, working for men, being seen as men s possessions, and there s one terrifying moment when the sexualized violence threatens Siobhan herself But a few moments aren t enough to redeem the whole book


  6. Ellen Ellen says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Resurrection Men by Ian Rankin.Have you ever read a book that you seriously not only couldn t stop reading but didn t want it to end This was the Inspector Rebus that ranks among my favorites This was not a 200 or 3oo page book These Scottish mysteries are a good 438 page bools and oftenSo I m just saying this Ian Rankin is one gifted author to keep an audience and I mean audience enraptured in the life of the main character book after book is saying he s earned the rave reviews and Resurrection Men by Ian Rankin.Have you ever read a book that you seriously not only couldn t stop reading but didn t want it to end This was the Inspector Rebus that ranks among my favorites This was not a 200 or 3oo page book These Scottish mysteries are a good 438 page bools and oftenSo I m just saying this Ian Rankin is one gifted author to keep an audience and I mean audience enraptured in the life of the main character book after book is saying he s earned the rave reviews and the many awards This series and this author answers the question why there are other successful Scottish authors such as James Oswald and Stuart MacBride An Edinburgh art dealer is brutally murdered and it was during this same time that Rebus is sent to the Scottish Police College The other officers sent into exile with him are referring to themselves as the resurrection men They are supposedly being re educated in team work in order to redeem themselves and return to their original headquarters This was a time for Inspector rebus to rebuild his relationship with his significant other, Jean This also proved to be just the opportunity for Detective Sergeant Siobhan Clarke and Rebus to put their heads together and uncover the truth lurking under everyone s noses


  7. Hobart Hobart says:

    This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. Another ghost in need of justice Rebus had confessed to her once, after too many late night drinks in the Oxford Bar, that he saw ghosts Or didn t see them so much as sense them All the cases, the innocent and not so innocent victimsall those lives turned into CID filesThey were alwaysthan that to him He d seemed to see it as a failing, but Siobhan hadn t agreed We wouldn t be human if they didn t get to us, s This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. Another ghost in need of justice Rebus had confessed to her once, after too many late night drinks in the Oxford Bar, that he saw ghosts Or didn t see them so much as sense them All the cases, the innocent and not so innocent victimsall those lives turned into CID filesThey were alwaysthan that to him He d seemed to see it as a failing, but Siobhan hadn t agreed We wouldn t be human if they didn t get to us, she d told him His look had stilled her with its cynicism, as if he were saying that human was the one thing they weren t supposed to be.Thanks to sickness, a little bit of travel, and general increased busy ness in my non blog life, I almost missed my monthly check in with John Rebus Thankfully, for my Bookish OCD, I made it just in time Even better This was one of the best in the series.Rebus drinking and displeasure at Gill Templar s handling of a murder investigation results in him being sent back to school Literally There s a retraining course at the Police College for long serving officers with discipline problems sort of a last chance before the end of the road These detectives are pretty similar, they ve mostly been at this for years and aren t going to change, no matter what happens in the course Most of them know each other by reputation, Rebus is well known, apparently and he knows another classmate by reputation, he s the Glasgow Rebus After some counseling sessions, and some class lectures, the detectives are given a cold case to work to help learn something about teamwork A couple of the detectives were associated with the original investigation in Glasgow, and even Rebus brushed up against it in Edinburgh It s not so clear how much teamwork is being learned, it s clear that there are people who know things about the case that aren t in the files and they re not sharing There is something about the case that could involve Big Ger, so guess who gets volunteered to talk to him Rebus is not the only one talking to Cafferty, Siobhan Clarke now a DS has a couple of conversations with him Watching Cafferty try to treat the two of the similarly, with different results, was quite entertaining Clarke reacts to him differently than Rebus, but she doesn t take the same angle with him that I think most would I look forward to seeing the two of them lock horns in the future.Speaking of Siobhan never call her Shiv, by the way once again, she threatened to take over the book for the first half or so Rebus drinking with the other problem police and their cold case just didn t grab my attention at first But Siobhan s dealing with the investigation without her mentor to bounce ideas off of and the various and sundry male detectives around her Some of which work with her just fine, othersnot so much at the end of the day, DS Clarke is the one who puts the case together, and in a pretty compelling way Did I enjoy things a little bitwhen Rebus came along to interact with a bit Yeah, but it wasn t necessary I also like the way that Rebus and Templar were the ones along with Siobhan herself noticing her doing things like Rebus this time, not just other police He s clearly left his stamp on her for good or ill, the trick is watching her approach things the way he would, but remaining her own person Which she has so far and, I bet, will continue to do so But this is a Rebus novel, at the end of the day, and he does get the better material as I mentioned, he interacts with Siobhan some because he and the others come to Edinburgh to follow a pretty shaky lead mostly, it s an excuse to get away from the college and drink somewhere else Around this point, that storyline becameintriguing and it did end up being the better part of the novel No one will ever say that the Rebus novels are a fun romp, but there was something about Rankin s writing in Resurrection Men that seemed darker than usual not a darkness because of violence or anything, just in the telling Everything seemed worse, everything seemed sinister it s hard to put my finger on it exactly, but there was something grim going on Yeah, I laughed a couple of times, smiledoften than that, but overall, the noir in this book was blacker We see areas of Rebus psyche we haven t seen much of before ditto for Clarke we also get some good Rebus Cafferty backstory The structure of this novel is the real star it was just perfect we get a couple of mysteries to watch our detectives solve, plus a couple of other things go on It even seems like Rankin doles out the information in an unusual way, only telling us what we need to know when we need to know it there are times when we rein the dark than Rebus because he s hiding the information from his fellow Last Chancers and us what does that say about Rankin s readers , but it works this isn t a case of a mystery writer cheating, it s a deliberate attempt to build suspense Complex without being complicated, brilliantly plotted but not in a way that feels totally organic At a certain point, the way that all the storylines end up seem inevitable even when you re still not sure who the various killers are going to be , yet you re surprised when the inevitable happens But along the way, each step in the stories, each reveal, each development catches you off guard Just fantastic structure to the book.I thought it was strange that Rankin started this one off I m guessing for the American edition only with a little description of the Scottish Police s organization and rankings, which was nice but most readers can figure it out on their own Also included was a list of the cast of characters organized by storyline That was helpful, too Unnecessary, but very nice I m not sure why these were used, but I ll take them This one checked almost every one of my boxes at least once, and never didn t hold my interest Rankin clearly knows what he s doing and you should read this one and the twelve before it


  8. Renée Mee Renée Mee says:

    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 fewwins Although ,no matter university education he appears to h 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 fewwins Although ,no matter university education he appears to have raw intelligence that you can t be taught at university But as a seasoned,experienced cop,he is all emotion and reaction and gets into situations where is at risk his career and life I have read so many of this series that I would like to think with the years Rebus and the the authorHas let Rebus mature or have his Eureka moment It would be nice to see somedimension to this character


  9. David Highton David Highton says:

    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


  10. Laura Laura says:

    Excellent book, my first book read by this author and I really loved it, specially with the musical background BBC chose for it.


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