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This is book number 2 in the Inspector Rebus Novels series.
From a beautiful city's darkest side to the private sanctums of the upper crust, Rebus is seeking the perfect hiding place for a killer, in Hide and Seek, the second novel in the series from Ian Rankin.
At night the summer sky stays light over Edinburgh. But in a shadowy, crumbling housing development, a junkie lies dead of an overdose, his bruised body surrounded by signs of Satanic worship. Inspector Rebus could call the death and accident--but won't. Instead, he tracks down a violent-tempered young woman who knew the dead boy and heard him cry out his terrifying last words: "Hide! Hide!" Now, with the help of a bright, conflicted young detective, Rebus is following the girl through a brutal world of bad deals, bad dope and bad company.
“Ian Rankin is up there among the best crime novelists at work today.” —Michael Connelly
“A superior series.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Ian Rankin, you cannot go wrong.” —The Boston Globe
“A novelist of great scope, depth, and power.” —Jonathan Kellerman