George V. Reilly

Review: Mortal Causes

Mortal Causes
Title: Mortal Causes
Author: Ian Rankin
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Orion
Copyright: 1994
Pages: 320
Keywords: crime, fiction
Reading period: 9–11 September, 2008

(An earlier Rebus book than The Hanging Garden or The Naming of the Dead.)

A brutally murdered man has ties to Protestant loyalist para­mil­i­taries in Northern Ireland. He also happens to be the un­ac­knowl­edged son of Rebus’s old nemesis, Big Ger Cafferty, who wants revenge. Never a team player, Rebus goes his own way, solving the case against the backdrop of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a socially deprived housing scheme.

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