By Ian Rankin
Whilst a former soldier and recluse murders 17-year-old scholars at a fancy Edinburgh boarding tuition, Inspector John Rebus instantly suspects there's extra to the case than meets the attention.
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You cross get the lunch begun, and we’ll locate our personal approach. much less fuss all around, don’t you think that? ” Mrs. Bell looked as if it would take this in just slowly, yet finally she beamed a grin. “Then that’s what I’ll do,” she stated, taking flight into the corridor. Rebus and Siobhan shared a glance, then a nod of contract. the girl used to be now not cooking with a whole set of saucepans. They climbed the steps, stumbled on what they took to be James’s room: stickers put on the door in adolescence were scraped off. not anything on it now yet previous live performance tickets, typically from English cities—Foo combatants in Manchester, Rammstein in London, Puddle of Mudd in Newcastle. Rebus knocked yet received no resolution. He became the deal with and opened the door. James Bell was once sitting up in mattress. White sheets and cover, stark-white partitions without ornamentation. faded eco-friendly carpet half-covered with throw rugs. Books have been filled onto bookshelves. desktop, hi-fi, television . . . CDs scattered round. Bell wore a black T-shirt. He had his knees up, propping up undefined. He grew to become the pages with one hand, the opposite arm being strapped throughout his chest. His hair used to be brief and darkish, face light, one cheek picked out by means of a mole. Few symptoms of minor uprising during this room. whilst Rebus were in his youngsters, his personal bed room have been little greater than a chain of hiding locations: soft-porn mags lower than the carpet (the bed wouldn’t do, it received grew to become occasionally), cigarettes and suits in the back of one leg of the dresser, a knife tucked away underneath the wintry weather sweaters within the backside drawer of the chest. He received the sensation that if he appeared within the drawers right here, he’d locate outfits; not anything lower than the carpet yet thick underlay. track was once leaking from the headphones James Bell wore. He nonetheless hadn’t regarded up from his analyzing. Rebus guessed he idea his mom had are available in, and used to be studiously ignoring her. The facial similarity among son and father was once extraordinary. Rebus bent down a bit, angling his face, and James eventually regarded up, eyes widening in shock. He slipped off the headphones, became the track off. “Sorry to interrupt,” Rebus stated. “Your mum stated we should always simply arise. ” “Who are you? ” “We’re detectives, James. questioned if you happen to may possibly supply us a second of some time. ” Rebus was once status by means of the mattress, being cautious to not kick over the big bottle of water through his toes. “What’s happening? ” Rebus had lifted the journal from the mattress. It used to be approximately gun gathering. “Funny subject,” he acknowledged. “I’m searching for the only he shot me with. ” Siobhan had taken the journal from Rebus. “I imagine i will be able to comprehend that,” she acknowledged. “You need to know all approximately it? ” “I didn’t get a lot of a glance at it. ” “You certain approximately that, James? ” Rebus requested. “Lee Herdman accumulated gun stuff. ” He nodded in the direction of the journal, which Siobhan used to be now flicking via. “That considered one of his? ” “What? ” “Did he allow you to borrow it? We listen you knew him a section higher than you’ve been letting on. ” “I by no means acknowledged I didn’t understand him. ” “‘We’d met socially’—your designated phrases, James. I heard them at the tape. you are making it sound like you’d stumble upon him within the pub or the newsagent’s.