The Hanging Garden
DI Rebus is buried under a pile of paperwork but an escalating dispute between the upstart Tommy Telford and Big Ger Cafferty’s gang gives Rebus an escape clause.
Telford is known to have close links with a Chechen gangster bringing refugees into Britain as prostitutes. When Rebus takes a distraught Bosnian call girl under his wing, it gives him a personal reason to make sure Telford goes back to Paisley and pronto.
Then Rebus’s daughter is the victim of an all-too professional hit-and-run and Rebus knows that there is now nothing he won’t do to bring down prime suspect Tommy Telford – even if it means cutting a deal with the devil.