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Drugs. Extortion. Slavery. Organized crime is fighting for a hold on Inspector John Rebus's peaceful Scotland. And when Rebus rescues a young Bosnian girl forced into prostitution, he breaks a policeman's golden rule to never get personally involved in a case. Add to that the hunt for an elderly Nazi accused of slaughtering an entire French village, and Rebus wonders just how evil humans can be. Until his own daughter is mortally injured as a gangland warning for him to back off. Then even a dedicated cop like Rebus might make a deal with the devil to find the culprit. Not for justice. For revenge.
A chilling glimpse into the darkest extremes of human cruelty, The Hanging Garden is a page-turning literary thriller. This ninth entry in Ian Rankin's award-winning series confirms his reputation as a writer of rare and lasting gifts.
JOHN Rebus kissed his daughter.
"Sure you don't want a lift?"
Samantha shook her head. "I need to walk off that pizza."
Rebus put his hands in his pockets, felt folded banknotes beneath his handkerchief. He thought of offering her some...