Fine condition.Orion,2007.First UK edition-4th printing(5 7 9 10 8 6 4).Black hardback(red lettering to the spine,scratch on the front cover) with Dj(two small nicks and creases on the edges of the Dj cover),both in fine condition.The book is new with light shelf wear,a couple of small creases and nicks on the edges of the pages.380pp.Price un-clipped. This is another paragraph Review : Rankin has an unparalleled ability to draw in the reader and make us feel every knock and setback in Inspector Rebus's red-raw life. Rarely has that talent been better displayed than in Exit Music which sees the flawed but redeemingly honest central character staggering towards the finishing line of an inglorious career that has utterly defined his life' (SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY ) the main theme of the book is civic corruption by the power of money, money from whatever source. Always up to the minute, Rankin has Russian oligarchs or something similar lurking on the streets of Edinburgh and the murder of a Russian poet is directly counterpointed to the death throes of the real life Russian, Litvinenko. As Rankin percipiently observes, the problem is the overworld not the underworld - words which might well sum up the philosophy of Rankin's whole ouevre' (Antonia Fraser THE SPECTATOR ) . The last scene bringing together Rebus and Cafferty, is a sly, ingenious reworking of Holmes's apparently fatal tussle with Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls - another Scottish author attempting to retire his detective but failing, you can't help but notice.