Friday, August 04, 2017

John Rebus, “Big Ger” Cafferty, Siobhan Clarke;……

Story telling at its zenith, an 11 on the: Spinal Tap, Nigel Tufnel scale.  Hammering home the point, Rankin really nailed it.rbtd2From the Novelist:

Some cases never leave you.

For John Rebus, forty years may have passed, but the death of beautiful, promiscuous Maria Turquand still preys on his mind. Murdered in her hotel room on the night a famous rock star and his entourage were staying there, Maria’s killer has never been found.

Meanwhile, the dark heart of Edinburgh remains up for grabs. A young pretender, Darryl Christie, may have staked his claim, but a vicious attack leaves him weakened and vulnerable, and an inquiry into a major money laundering scheme threatens his position. Has old-time crime boss Big Ger Cafferty really given up the ghost, or is he biding his time until Edinburgh is once more ripe for the picking?”

In a tale of twisted power, deep-rooted corruption and bitter rivalries, Rather Be the Devil showcases Rankin and Rebus at their unstoppable best.

Alternate dust jacket:alternate1 An album much covered by many: (not only in song)alternate2

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Inner Mongolian new High Speed Train

Aug 3, 2017: First high-speed train running through Inner Mongolia autonomous region.train1train5train2train4