The Hanging Garden
by Ian Rankin
A tense and complex thriller featuring inspector John Rebus - the latest novel from the CWA Macallan Gold Dagger for fiction awardwinning team - ... Show synopsis A tense and complex thriller featuring inspector John Rebus - the latest novel from the CWA Macallan Gold Dagger for fiction awardwinning team - hardcover edition reprinted within 2 weeks of publication. Rebus is buried under a pile of paperwork generated by his investigations into a possible war criminal resident in Edinburgh. His immediate superiors are more than happy to have him tucked away in a quiet backwater for several months looking into ancient history. But the crime squad are forced to bring him back to the present day when a young upstart gangster, Tommy Telford, muscles in on Big Ger Cafferty's turf and Rebus's local knowledge becomes essential to the efforts to shut down Telford's business as a drug dealer, pimp and extortionist. Telford is known to have close links with a Newcastle gangster nicknamed ' Mr Pink Eyes' - a Chechen bringing Bosnian women into Britain as prostitutes. And when Rebus takes under his wing a young Bosnian vice girl it gives him 1 more reason to drive Telford into the ground.When his daughter, Sammy, is the victim of an all too professional hit and run, Rebus knows that there is nothinghe wouldn't do to bring down prime suspect Tommy Telford - even if it means doing a deal with the notorious Cafferty. Before he can act the waters are muddied further when the war criminal is found hanging in Warriston cemetary - now it's a murder investigation and it looks very much like it is linked to Cafferty, Telford and the whole sick crew.