The Naming of the Dead (Hardcover)

By Ian Rankin

Little, Brown and Company, 9780316057578, 464pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (4/4/2016)
Paperback (11/15/2010)
Mass Market Paperback (9/1/2008)

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The leaders of the free world descend on Scotland for an international conference, and every cop in the country is needed for front-line duty...except one. John Rebus's reputation precedes him, and his bosses don't want him anywhere near Presidents Bush and Putin, which explains why he's manning an abandoned police station when a call comes in. During a preconference dinner at Edinburgh Castle, a delegate has fallen to his death. Accident, suicide, or something altogether more sinister? And is it linked to a grisly find close to the site of the gathering? Are the world's most powerful men at risk from a killer? While the government and secret services attempt to hush the whole thing up, Rebus knows he has only seventy-two hours to find the answers.