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The Falls by Ian Rankin (Paperback, 2001)

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The Falls by Ian Rankin

In this 12th 'Inspector Rebus' novel, the past and present collide.

A student has gone missing in Edinburgh - completely out of character. She's not just any student, though, but the daughter of extremely well-to-do and influential bankers. There's almost nothing to go on until Detective Inspector John Rebus gets an unmistakable gut feeling that there's more to this than just another runaway spaced out on unaccustomed freedom or worse.

Two leads emerge: a carved wooden doll in a toy coffin, found in the student's home village, and an Internet role-playing game. The ancient and the modern, brought together by uncomfortable circumstance and a curmudgeonly detective happier with long playing records than MP3 digital technology.

Putting together a team of seeming misfits, Rebus takes the unpromising material and runs with it, leaving DC Siobhan Clarke to take her chances with the virtual Quizmaster. She's young enough to know how to navigate the net, but is she old enough and wise enough to spot the pitfalls of this case?

Meanwhile, Rebus has taken his eye off the ball, intrigued as to how the case is linked with sixteen coffins found on an Edinburgh hillside in 1836.

In this powerful novel, Rankin brings past, present and future together in a terrifying duel of good and evil.

Format: Paperback | 496 pages

Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 11.1 x 3.1 | 290g

Publication Date: 01 Dec 2001

Publisher: Orion Books

Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

Language: English

Edition Statement: New Edition

ISBN10: 0752844059

ISBN13: 9780752844053

Condition: Good

A vintage book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including very minor scuff marks along the edges, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged with no creasing or tearing, no pencil underlining of text, and no highlighting of text. The title page has the name of a previous owner and the year 2002 written in blue pen at the op of the page. No other writing in margins. No missing pages.