Amazon tells me that this is the third Inspector Rebus novel, and it’s certainly not the familiar John Rebus of later books…. With the London setting, both reader and Rebus are in unfamiliar territory, tracking a serial killer nicknamed the Wolfman.
I’ve not read the immediate precursor to Tooth And Nail, and I suspect that it covers some of the key background events mentioned in this third novel. Not that my ignorance of the detail spoilt this book for me. In fact, meeting a younger, less bolshy, more vulnerable Rebus was quite a surprise, and a pleasant and intriguing one at that.
Amazon.co.uk link: Tooth And Nail – Ian Rankin