Tooth and Nail Paperback – Nov 11 2008
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Because the first body was found in Wolf Street, because the murderer takes a bite from each body, the press have found a new terror, the Wolfman...Drafted down to the Big Smoke thanks to his expertise in the modus operandi of serial killers, Inspector John Rebus is on a train south from Edinburgh. His Scotland Yard opposite number, George Flight, isn't too happy at yet more interference. It's bad enough having several Chief Inspectors on your back without being hounded at every turn by an upstart Jock. Rebus is going to have to deal with racial prejudice as well as the predations of a violent maniac. When he's offered a serial killer profile of the Wolfman by an attractive lady psychologist, it's too good an opportunity to turn down. But in finding an ally, he may have given his enemies an easy means of attack. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
"A novelist of great scope, depth, and power." --Jonathan Kellerman
"In Rankin, you cannot go wrong." --"The Boston Globe"
"Ian Rankin is up there among the best crime novelists at work today." --Michael Connelly
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"Reading [Ian Rankin] is like watching somebody juggle a dozen bottles of single malt without spilling a drop." --"Kirkus Reviews "(starred review)
A novelist of great scope, depth, and power. "Jonathan Kellerman"
In Rankin, you cannot go wrong. "The Boston Globe"
Ian Rankin is up there among the best crime novelists at work today. "Michael Connelly"
A superior series. "The New York Times Book Review"
Reading [Ian Rankin] is like watching somebody juggle a dozen bottles of single malt without spilling a drop. "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)""See all Product Description
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By the way, I have read many of the Rebus novels, but out of order. It was not until “Tooth and Nail” that I realized this has some value. By reading one of the early Rebus novels right after one of the later, it brought into sharper relief how his character has changed, which might not be perceptible over a longer time of gradual evolution. In “Tooth and Nail” Rebus is more emotional, more empathetic, more engaged with people, whereas in my view later he becomes more cynical, more jaded and more hostile.
Furthermore, in “Tooth and Nail,” he becomes somewhat interested, if also skeptical, with psychology and what it might have to say about serial killers, in particular as a tool to profile such criminals. To put it in terms of a contrast, in this novel Rebus appears open to the possibility that deviant behavior might be a result of forces and motives beyond the individual’s choosing or control, and they may in fact be products of their environment, whereas the paradigm for many of the other novels is the struggle between good and evil, in which the participants have some choices. For example, Rebus may exhibit some acceptance of the first approach as indicated by his treatment of Samantha’s boyfriend, whom he abhors but is also willing to give a chance.Read more ›
The serial killer's MO was mysterious. I wanted to know "Why?". The book didn't disappoint and provided both the "Who" and "Why".
I would recommend it.
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Very predictable even if we'll written. Small town London and a series of unlikely coincidences. OK for passing a few hours. Not as good as most Rebus books.Published on May 18 2014 by Keith Matthews
Another great Rebus, a little more gory than others which I did not personally like but still a great read.Published on March 31 2014 by Jimmy
Love the author, the book was in great condition. And not having to leave to find it is sure relaxing.