FLESHMARKET CLOSE (Police Procedural-Scotland-Cont) – G+
Ian Rankin – 16th in series
Orion, 2004- U.K. Hardcover
Rebus and Siobhan have been moved to a new station, with John being given broad hints that people think it’s time for him to retire. But there’s an illegal immigrant murdered in a housing project, a teenager who’s disappeared and two skeletons found buried beneath a concrete floor.
Although the plot seems overly complex and the pace a bit slow, Rankin is a remarkable writer who paints a picture of the problems of open immigration and how those people can be abused. Rebus is a marvelous character and it’s wonderful to see Siobhan coming into her own. While perhaps not his best, one can never go wrong with one of Rankin’s books.