The Impossible Dead
By Ian Rankin
(Reagan Arthur / Back Bay Books, Paperback, 9780316078771, 432pp.)
Publication Date: November 6, 2012
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Ian Rankin's brilliant new hero, Malcolm Fox, who made his celebrated debut in The Complaints, is investigating a police department where the corruption is deep and deadly.
The Complaints: that's the Internal Affairs department that seeks out dirty and compromised cops, the ones who've made deals with the devil. And sometimes the Complaints must travel. A new inquiry sets Malcolm Fox and his colleagues adrift in unknown territory with befuddling protocol, and no clear guide to trust. When Fox uncovers a trail leading to the secrets behind a politician's suicide, suddenly reputations are on the line. Rankin's newest thriller shows our own lives reflected in this age of fear and paranoia.
Ian Rankin is a #1 international bestselling author. Winner of an Edgar Award and the recipient of a Gold Dagger for fiction and the Chandler-Fulbright Award, he lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and their two sons.