New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2007.
452 p. ; 25 cm.
The leaders of the free world descend on Scotland for an international conference, and every cop in the country is needed for front-line duty ... except one. John Rebus' reputation precedes him, and his bosses don't want him anywhere near Presidents Bush and Putin, which explains why he's manning an abandoned police station when a call comes in. During a pre-conference dinner at Edinburgh Castle, a delegate has fallen to his death. Accident, suicide, or something altogether more sinister? While the government and secret services attempt to hush the whole thing up, Rebus knows he has only seventy-two hours to find the answers. It's also Rebus' most challenging and personal case yet.