Ian Rankin has been writing police procedurals featuring his alter ego, John Rebus, for 20 years. Both the writer and the character have grown as they've lived through the life changes that time brings. "Often I am not sure where I end and he begins," said Rankin in an interview. In THE NAMING OF THE DEAD, Rankin's latest Rebus novel, he limns the policeman with a little twist. An aging Rebus is tired, frustrated and more introspective than in any of the previous installments.
Rebus came to law enforcement with only one goal: to stop crimes when possible, to seek justice and to always "do it his way." He was and remains a r