Publication: St Martin's Press, 1994, New York
First U. S. edition. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in dust jacket The fourth Inspector John Rebus novel. Inspector Rebus investigates the theft of rare books from a university professor's office, leading to a bigger case of political blackmail and murder. Among the suspects are the owner of an antiquarian bookshop, an employee, a book collector, and the professor who was in possession of the valuable volumes.
Inventory Number: 46974