Finished off whilst ‘baby sitting’ B&R, Mortal Causes shows a sectarian side of Edinburgh that’s little seen. A young man is found, murdered in a paramilitary style, his body hanging in one of Edinburgh’s now-buried closes. As Rebus and Siobhan investigate, we’re introduced to the sectarian underclass and undercurrents that exist in Edinburgh. To make things even more murky, Big Ger escapes from Barlinnie prison, and Abernethy from Special Branch turns up….
Mortal Causes – Ian Rankin