Almas Muertas (Inspector Rebus #10) — Ian Rankin / Dead Souls (Inspector Rebus #10) by Ian Rankin

Almas muertas se divide en dos partes: perdido y hallado.
Darren Rough, un pedófilo condenado, ha salido de prisión y ahora reside en un apartamento con una vista clara de un patio de recreo. Rebus, mientras sigue a Rough, lo observa tomando fotos de los animales o es los niños en un zoológico. Rebus tiene fuertes sospechas que no lo dejarán descansar.
Barney y Janice Mee necesitan un favor de Rebus, un gran favor. Su hijo ha desaparecido … un error. Eran compañeros de clase de Rebus y sienten que la policía dejó de intentar localizar a su hijo.
… Y otro caso se avecina en el horizonte inmediato. Dos veces asesino, Cary Oakes se dirige a Edimburgo después de ser liberado de prisión en los Estados Unidos. El mismo día que Rebus recibe esta noticia, está programado para testificar en la corte sobre un juicio por abuso en el hogar de niños.

La lista de responsabilidades sigue y sigue. Rebus está involucrado y más que decidido a llevar a cada perpetrador ante la justicia. Después de todo, esa es la sangre de su vida. Su vida personal es una actividad secundaria.
Otra entrada fantástica en la serie Inspector Rebus. Solo puedo darle el mayor cumplido a Rebus comparando mi devoción por él y mi sincera devoción por el inspector Morse.

Algunas personas no tienen tanta suerte. Es importante por muchas razones, pero en esta crítica expuse por qué estoy en contra de la pena de muerte, en todos los ámbitos. La razón principal es esta: aunque creo absolutamente que tenemos libre albedrío y somos totalmente responsables de las decisiones que tomamos, algunas personas son menos capaces de tomar decisiones informadas gracias al daño que les ocurrió en su juventud. En algún momento parece que tenemos que admitir que la capacidad de algunas personas para tomar la decisión correcta se ha debilitado fundamentalmente por fuerzas fuera de su control. Abuso y abandono infantil. Padres cuyas propias brújulas morales están completamente fuera de control. La falta de vivienda. Abuso de drogas y alcohol. Niños cuyos padres son simples idiotas de la variedad del jardín. ¿Podemos realmente mantener a todos con el mismo nivel de toma de decisiones?

Por primera vez en diez libros protagonizados por el inspector detective John Rebus, Ian Rankin explora este tema en Almas muertas. Al igual que con la mayoría de los libros de esta serie, hay dos casos que primero parecen no estar relacionados, pero que finalmente se entrelazan de manera convincente e inevitable, y en este caso ambos tocan la cuestión de cuánto tiene la culpa el pasado de un criminal. por su regalo El ejemplo más obvio es Darren Rough, un pedófilo condenado (que él mismo fue víctima de abuso sexual cuando era niño en un orfanato) que cumplió su sentencia de prisión y ahora ha sido liberado. Cuando Rebus descubre que a Rough se le ha asignado un apartamento con vista a un parque infantil, él le dice a Rough a los otros inquilinos con consecuencias desastrosas.
El otro caso, el punto focal de la novela, involucra a Cary Oakes, un asesino en serie nacido en Escocia, encarcelado en los Estados Unidos y liberado a su país natal por un tecnicismo. En el curso de su investigación, ¿qué ha planeado Oakes ahora que regresó a Escocia? – Aprende cómo el sentido de la moralidad del asesino puede haber sido deformado sin posibilidad de reparación por factores externos sobre los cuales no tenía control.
Como Rankin es Rankin, hay una variedad de otras características con las que Rebus tiene que lidiar: un tercer caso que involucra al hijo adulto desaparecido de dos de los amigos de la infancia de Rebus; una aventura con una vieja llama de secundaria; críticas poco veladas del 1% (quince años antes de que fuera popular); las consecuencias de la experiencia cercana a la muerte de su hija en el libro anterior; la responsabilidad de los medios de no convertir a los asesinos en celebridades; y así. Está un poco ocupado. Pero de alguna manera Rankin mantiene todos los platos girando, incluso mientras intenta explorar cuestiones más importantes de moralidad.

Se siente un poco retrasado que Rebus tropiece repentinamente al darse cuenta de que, ¡oye! – tal vez la pésima infancia de las personas tenga un efecto irrevocable en su vida adulta. Pero cuando los resultados son tan buenos, mejor tarde, como dicen, que nunca.

Esta fue su primera novela escrita integramente en Edimburgo por el escritor de las mesas de celosías y cuidado cuando veaís Mercedes blancos por el vecindario.

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/2020/03/07/almas-muertas-inspector-rebus-10-ian-rankin-dead-souls-inspector-rebus-10-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/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/11/08/el-eco-de-las-mentiras-ian-rankin-in-a-house-of-lies-inspector-rebus-22-by-ian-rankin/

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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Dead Souls is divided into two parts: Lost and Found.
Darren Rough, a convicted pedophile,has been let out of prison and now resides in an apartment with a clear view of a playground. Rebus, while following Rough, observes him taking pictures of the animals or is the children at a zoo. Rebus has strong suspicions that won’t let him rest.
Barney & Janice Mee need a favor from Rebus-a huge favor indeed. Their son has gone missing…a mispers. They were classmates of Rebus and feel the police have stopped trying to locate their son.
…And yet another case looms on the immediate horizon. Two-time murderer, Cary Oakes is on his way to Edinburgh after being released from prison in the States. The same day Rebus receives this news he is scheduled to testify in court on an abuse trial regarding a children’s home.

The list of responsibilities goes on and on. Rebus is involved and more than determined to bring each perpetrator to justice. After all that’s his life’s blood. His personal life is a sideline.
Another fantastic entry in the Inspector Rebus series. I can only give Rebus the highest compliment by comparing my devotion to him as to my sincere devotion to Inspector Morse.

Some people aren’t so lucky. I’m against the death penalty, across the board. The biggest reason is this: Even though I absolutely believe we have free will and are wholly responsible for the decisions we make, some people are less capable of making informed decisions thanks to damage that occurred to them in their youth. At some point it feels like we have to admit that some people’s capacity to make the right decision has been fundamentally weakened by forces out of their control. Childhood abuse and neglect. Parents whose own moral compasses are completely out of whack. Homelessness. Drug and alcohol abuse. Kids whose parents are just straight-up garden-variety assholes. Can we really hold everyone to the same standard of decision-making?

For the first time in ten books starring Detective Inspector John Rebus, Ian Rankin explores this issue in Dead Souls. As with most of the books in this series, there are two cases that first seem unrelated but which eventually intertwine in ways that are compelling and inevitable, and in this case both of them touch on the question of how much a criminal’s past is to blame for his present. The more obvious example is Darren Rough, a convicted pedophile (who himself was a victim of sexual abuse as a child living in an orphanage) who served his jail sentence and has now been set free. When Rebus discovers that Rough has been assigned an apartment with a view of a children’s playground, he «outs» Rough to the other tenants with disastrous consequences.
The other case – the focal point of the novel – involves Cary Oakes, a serial killer born in Scotland, imprisoned in the States, and released to his native country on a technicality. In the course of his investigation – what does Oakes have planned now that he’s back in Scotland? – he learns how the killer’s sense of morality may have been warped beyond repair by external factors over which he had no control.
Rankin being Rankin, there are a panoply of other features with which Rebus has to contend: a third case involving the missing adult son of two of Rebus’ childhood friends; a fling with an old high school flame; thinly-veiled criticism of the 1% (fifteen years before it was popular); the fallout from his daughter’s near-death experience in the previous book; the responsibility of the media not to turn killers into celebrities; and so on. It’s a little busy. But somehow Rankin keeps all the plates spinning, even while he attempts to explore larger issues of morality.

It feels a little overdue for Rebus to suddenly stumble across the realization that – hey! – maybe people’s lousy childhoods have an irrevocable effect on their adult lives. But when the results are this good, better late, as they say, than never.

This was his first novel written entirely in Edinburgh by the writer of the trellis tables instead of trestle tables and care tables when you see white Mercedes Benz through the neighborhood.

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/2020/03/07/almas-muertas-inspector-rebus-10-ian-rankin-dead-souls-inspector-rebus-10-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/

https://weedjee.wordpress.com/2019/11/08/el-eco-de-las-mentiras-ian-rankin-in-a-house-of-lies-inspector-rebus-22-by-ian-rankin/

Malcolm Fox books.

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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