A dramatic car chase ends in death and sparks an investigation by Detective Inspector Rebus that plunges deep into the very heart of local government.
Ian Rankin’s hard-hitting thriller uncovers a dark underbelly of 1990s Scotland in his probe of political corruption and insider dealing.
Starring Alexander Morton as John Rebus, James Bryce as DI Flowers, Sarah Collier as DCI Gill Temple and Crawford Logan as Chief Superintendent Watson.
Ian Rankin OBE is one of Britain’s most successful crime writers. The Crime Writers’ Association awarded him its prestigious Gold Dagger Award in 2005.
Dramatised by Roger Danes.
Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.