The seventh in the series of the award winning, best-selling Inspector Rebus crime novels, grips us with first-rate plotting and fierce realism. It’s a bitter winter in Edinburgh, and Rebus has found himself wrapped in a case that provides more questions than answers. Was Lord Provost’s daughter kidnapped, or is she a runaway? Why is a city councillor shredding documents that should have been destroyed years ago? And more importantly, why has Rebus been invited to a pigeon shoot at the home of the Scottish Office’s Permanent secretary? Rebus must contend with the fact that in modern Scotland, some of his enemies may be beyond justice.