El Eco De Las Mentiras — Ian Rankin / In a House of Lies (Inspector Rebus #22) by Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin nos deja la vigésimo segunda entrega en la serie de Edimburgo con el icónico John Rebus, excepto que Rebus está retirado, aunque ¿cuándo lo detendrá eso? Es posible que haya renunciado a los cigarrillos y haya frenado su excesiva necesidad de beber, puede que tenga problemas para subir las escaleras con su enfisema, pero no ha olvidado sus instintos instintivos de detective. Un grupo de escolares en madera de Poretoun descubren un polo rojo VW bien escondido, en el maletero está el cuerpo de un hombre muerto con los pies esposados. El muerto resulta ser el investigador privado gay, Stuart Bloom, quien desapareció en 2006, mientras trabajaba para el productor de cine, Jackie Ness, en su lucha por un acuerdo de tierras que quería para estudios de cine, se enfrentó a Adrian Brand que lo quería. para un campo de golf El equipo de policía que investigó la desaparición de Bloom en ese momento fue desacreditado en años posteriores, con la madre de Bloom, Catherine, acusándola de corrupción y negligencia. El nuevo caso de asesinato es abrir una lata de gusanos, en la que nadie sale bien, nadie es inocente y eso incluye a Rebus. Es una casa de mentiras, que habla de las familias y las mentiras que se cuentan, en más de un sentido.

La reputación de DI Siobhan ‘Shiv’ Clarke tiene una nube sobre ella, ha sido el foco de ACU, la nueva versión de Quejas, Estándares Profesionales con DS Brian Steele y DC Grant Edwards mirándola por filtrarse a un contacto periodista, Laura Smith . Steele y Edwards eran agentes que formaban parte del equipo policial original de 2006, apodado Chuggabugs de Wacky Races. (Autos Locos). Clarke ha sido enviado a la investigación de asesinato encabezada por DCI Graham Sutherland. Clarke recibe llamadas telefónicas silenciosas de las cabinas telefónicas públicas. Con los ojos puestos en los esfuerzos de ACU por conseguirla, Clarke le pide a Rebus que investigue la condena por asesinato de Ellis Meikle por matar a su bella novia. DI Malcolm Fox tiene su base en Gartcosh, y con sus superiores conscientes de las posibles ramificaciones del caso Bloom de Police Scotland, se le pide que revise los archivos del caso anterior para identificar áreas problemáticas y cualquier práctica policial corrupta que haya tenido lugar. No hace falta decir que Morris Gerald Cafferty, Big Ger, el gángster ahora revivido, juega un papel en el caso, aún lamentando las ambiciones que se había visto obligado a abandonar en 2006.

No estoy seguro de cuánto tiempo Ian Rankin puede continuar esta serie dado el estado de salud y jubilación de Rebus, pero todavía queda mucha vida en Rebus, así que espero que tenga un futuro bien merecido. No hay nadie como Rebus para desplegar todo lo que sabe y participar en maquinaciones dignas del propio Big Ger cuando se trata de obtener un resultado cuando parece fuera de su alcance. Rebus bien puede ser visto como un dinosaurio en la moderna Policía de Escocia, pero no hay duda de que las viejas habilidades e instintos policiales tienen su lugar que las computadoras, TI y CCTV no pueden replicar. La novela pone de manifiesto la constante reorganización, reestructuración y recortes presupuestarios profundos que enfrenta la policía. Esta es otra fantástica adición a lo que es una serie brillante y muy querida. Muy recomendable.

Referencia a los personajes de dibujos animados de televisión de las Wacky Races (Autos Locos) de los años 70, que son una gran pérdida para cualquier persona menor de 30 años. ¿Por qué demonios no se puede usar Family Guy sino una serie antigua como esta, es divertida pero también es tonta?.
Hay una trama secundaria de un viejo caso de asesino convicto que John investiga, que se vuelve más importante que la trama principal. Ambas historias son casos antiguos, ambos corren uno al lado del otro para no cruzarse, sin embargo, el segundo submarino se vuelve más interesante que el primero. Pero podría ser porque es Rebus.
¡Oh, ese maldito Cafferty está en él, de hecho, mucha historia se desarrolla alrededor de ese bastardo!
Rebus ahora tiene un perro llamado Brillo con un extraño nombre sangriento para un perro que lleva el nombre de un cepillo de alambre para fregar. Ese es Rankin haciendo malas bromas. A expensas de los lectores, por lo que la gente puede no tenerlo
Su estilo ha cambiado mucho desde sus primeros libros, como Jack al desnudo, sin embargo siguen los títulos de los Rolling Stones, lo cual es una pena. Me parece extraño que no haya salido de Rebus, es como un perro viejo con un hueso aunque Siobhan tiene cambio de caracter, amargo por momentos pero sigo amando a Siobhan.

Libros del autor comentados en el blog:

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/20/puertas-abiertas-ian-rankin-doors-open-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2015/12/26/umbrales-oscuros-ian-rankin/

Serie Rebus.

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/04/nudos-y-cruces-ian-rankin-knots-and-crosses-a-rebus-novel-1-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/05/el-escondite-ian-rankin-hide-and-seek-a-rebus-novel-2-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/06/unas-y-dientes-ian-rankin-tooth-and-nail-a-rebus-novel-3-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/07/jack-al-desnudo-ian-rankin-strip-jack-a-rebus-novel-4-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/08/el-libro-negro-ian-rankin-the-black-book-a-rebus-novel-5-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/09/causas-mortales-ian-rankin-mortal-causes-a-rebus-novel-6-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/muerte-helada-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/10/black-and-blue-ian-rankin-black-and-blue-a-rebus-novel-8-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/11/el-jardin-de-las-sombras-ian-rankin-the-hanging-garden-a-rebus-novel-9-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2016/10/10/la-muerte-no-es-el-final-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/12/en-la-oscuridad-ian-rankin-set-in-darkness-a-rebus-novel-11-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/13/aguas-turbulentas-ian-rankin-the-falls-a-rebus-novel-12-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/14/resurreccion-ian-rankin-resurrection-men-a-rebus-novel-13-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/15/una-cuestion-de-sangre-ian-rankin-a-question-of-blood-a-rebus-novel-14-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/16/callejon-fleshmarket-ian-rankin-fleshmarket-close-a-rebus-novel-15-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/nombrar-a-los-muertos-ian-rankin-the-naming-of-the-dead-a-rebus-novel-16-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/18/la-musica-del-adios-ian-rankin-exit-music-a-rebus-novel-17-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/19/sobre-su-tumba-ian-rankin-standing-in-another-mans-grave-a-rebus-novel-18-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/la-biblia-de-las-tinieblas-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/perros-salvajes-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2018/02/18/mejor-el-diablo-ian-rankin-rather-be-the-devil-by-ian-rankin-21st-book-john-rebus/

Malcolm Fox

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/asuntos-internos-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2018/11/07/las-sombras-del-poder-ian-rankin-the-impossible-dead-by-ian-rankin/

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Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stairs with his emphysema but he has not forgotten his well honed detective gut instincts. A group of schoolboys in Poretoun wood discover a well hidden red VW polo, in the boot is the body of a dead man with his feet in handcuffs. The dead man turns out to be gay private investigator, Stuart Bloom, who disappeared in 2006, whilst working for film producer, Jackie Ness, in his fight over a land deal he wanted for film studios, he was up against Adrian Brand who wanted it for a golf course. The police team looking into Bloom’s disappearance at the time came to be discredited in later years, with Bloom’s mother, Catherine, accusing it of corruption and negligence. The new murder case is to open a can of worms, in which no-one comes out well, no-one is innocent and that includes Rebus. It is a house of lies, speaking of families and the lies they tell each other, in more ways than one.

DI Siobhan ‘Shiv’ Clarke’s reputation has a cloud hanging over it, she has been the focus of ACU, the new version of Complaints, Professional Standards with DS Brian Steele and DC Grant Edwards looking at her for leaking to a journalist contact, Laura Smith. Steele and Edwards were uniforms part of the original 2006 police team, nicknamed the Chuggabugs from the Wacky Races. Clarke has been seconded to the murder inquiry headed by DCI Graham Sutherland. Clarke is getting silent phone calls from public phone boxes. With her eye on the ACU efforts to get her for anything, Clarke asks Rebus to look into the murder conviction of Ellis Meikle for killing his beautiful girlfriend. DI Malcolm Fox has been based at Gartcosh, and with his superiors mindful of the possible ramifications to Police Scotland of the Bloom case, he is asked to go over the old case files to identify problematic areas and any corrupt police practices that took place. Needless to say, Morris Gerald Cafferty, Big Ger, the now revived gangster plays a part in the case, still regretful of the ambitions he had been forced to let go of in 2006.

I am not sure how long Ian Rankin can continue this series given Rebus’s state of health and retirement, but there is still plenty of life left in Rebus, so I hope he has a long well deserved future. There is no-one quite like Rebus for deploying all that he knows and engaging in machinations worthy of Big Ger himself when it comes to getting a result when it looks out of reach. Rebus may well be viewed as a dinosaur in the modern Police Scotland, but there is no doubt that old policing skills and instincts have their place which computers, IT, and CCTV are unable to replicate. The constant reorganisation, restructuring and bone deep budget cuts facing the police is made clear in the novel. This is another fantastic addition to what is a brilliant and well loved series. Highly Recommended.

Reference to the TV cartoon characters from 1970s Wacky Races which be complete loss lot of anybody under under 30. Why on earth could not used Family Guy but A old series like this just showing off, it is funny but It is also silly.
There is sub plot a old case of convicted murderer That John Investigates which becomes more important than the main plot. Both stories are old cases, both run side by side not to cross paths, yet the 2nd sub becomes more interesting than the first. But Could be because it is Rebus.
Oh That sod Cafferty is in it in fact lot of story is set around that bastard!
Rebus now has a dog called Brillo bloody odd name for a dog named after a scrubbing wire pan brush. That is Rankin making bad joke. At the readers expense so People may not get it.
His style has changed lot from his early books such as Strip Jack or Wolfman but Style still got the jokes but Not the Rolling Stones titles which is shame. I find it odd that he has not moved on from Rebus it is like an old dog with a bone. This could easily been just Siobhan Clarke but No had to bring in sour face and i love Siobhan.

Books from the author commented in the blog:

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/20/puertas-abiertas-ian-rankin-doors-open-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2015/12/26/umbrales-oscuros-ian-rankin/

Rebus Books

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/04/nudos-y-cruces-ian-rankin-knots-and-crosses-a-rebus-novel-1-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/05/el-escondite-ian-rankin-hide-and-seek-a-rebus-novel-2-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/06/unas-y-dientes-ian-rankin-tooth-and-nail-a-rebus-novel-3-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/07/jack-al-desnudo-ian-rankin-strip-jack-a-rebus-novel-4-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/08/el-libro-negro-ian-rankin-the-black-book-a-rebus-novel-5-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/09/causas-mortales-ian-rankin-mortal-causes-a-rebus-novel-6-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/muerte-helada-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/10/black-and-blue-ian-rankin-black-and-blue-a-rebus-novel-8-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/11/el-jardin-de-las-sombras-ian-rankin-the-hanging-garden-a-rebus-novel-9-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2016/10/10/la-muerte-no-es-el-final-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/12/en-la-oscuridad-ian-rankin-set-in-darkness-a-rebus-novel-11-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/13/aguas-turbulentas-ian-rankin-the-falls-a-rebus-novel-12-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/14/resurreccion-ian-rankin-resurrection-men-a-rebus-novel-13-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/15/una-cuestion-de-sangre-ian-rankin-a-question-of-blood-a-rebus-novel-14-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/16/callejon-fleshmarket-ian-rankin-fleshmarket-close-a-rebus-novel-15-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/nombrar-a-los-muertos-ian-rankin-the-naming-of-the-dead-a-rebus-novel-16-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/18/la-musica-del-adios-ian-rankin-exit-music-a-rebus-novel-17-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/07/19/sobre-su-tumba-ian-rankin-standing-in-another-mans-grave-a-rebus-novel-18-by-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/la-biblia-de-las-tinieblas-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/perros-salvajes-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2018/02/18/mejor-el-diablo-ian-rankin-rather-be-the-devil-by-ian-rankin-21st-book-john-rebus/

Malcolm Fox

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/asuntos-internos-ian-rankin/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2018/11/07/las-sombras-del-poder-ian-rankin-the-impossible-dead-by-ian-rankin/

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