The Impossible Dead

By Ian Rankin (Trade Paperback, 2012)
Ian Rankin's brilliant new hero, Malcolm Fox, who made his celebrated debut in The Complaints, is investigating a police department where the corruption is deep and deadly.

The Complaints: that's the Internal Affairs department that seeks out dirty and compromised cops, the ones who've made deals with the devil. And sometimes the Complaints must travel. A new inquiry sets Malcolm Fox and his colleagues adrift in unknown territory with befuddling protocol, and no clear guide to trust. When Fox uncovers a trail leading to the secrets behind a politician's suicide, suddenly reputations are on the line. Rankin's newest thriller shows our own lives reflected in this age of fear and paranoia.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $14.99 US

    • ISBN-13: 9780316078771

    • On Sale Date: 11/06/2012

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Trade Paperback, Audiobook, Electronic Book

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Ian Rankin's brilliant new hero, Malcolm Fox, who made his celebrated debut in The Complaints, is investigating a police department where the corruption is deep and deadly.

The Complaints: that's the Internal Affairs department that seeks out dirty and compromised cops, the ones who've made deals with the devil. And sometimes the Complaints must travel. A new inquiry sets Malcolm Fox and his colleagues adrift in unknown territory with befuddling protocol, and no clear guide to trust. When Fox uncovers a trail leading to the secrets behind a politician's suicide, suddenly reputations are on the line. Rankin's newest thriller shows our own lives reflected in this age of fear and paranoia.

Ian Rankin is a #1 international bestselling author. Winner of an Edgar Award and the recipient of a Gold Dagger for fiction and the Chandler-Fulbright Award, he lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and their two sons.
  • PRAISE FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE DEAD:

    "THE IMPOSSIBLE DEAD is lean, addictive stuff, and it will leave even the most diehard Rebus fan wanting more." (Washington Post).

  • "Rankin leans heavily on crime for his plots, and heavily on human insight for his flawed but ultimately sympathetic protagonists. It's a winning combination."  (Fort Worth Star Telegram).

  • "Rankin's characters and plot are as layered and satisfying as always." (People Magazine).

  • PRAISE FOR THE  COMPLAINTS:

    "Intoxicating...The voice is so dynamic that Rankin's characters leap off the page." (Philadelphia Inquirer).

  • "Rankin revels in spinning a tale of intrigue...First-rate detective fiction." (Christian Science Monitor).

  • "Fans of Rankin's cherished Inspector REbus have a new character to love: the circumspect Edinburgh cop Malcolm Fox...No bells and whistles here, just the satisfaction of a finely crafted story. A-" (Tina Jordon, Entertainment Weekly).

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The Impossible Dead
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $14.99 US
  • Pages: 432
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316078771
  • On Sale Date: 11/06/2012
The Impossible Dead