By Ian Rankin, dramatised by Chris Dolan.
Investigating the violent death of a North Sea oil worker in Edinburgh, Rebus uncovers a variety of possible motives. His inquiries take him from Edinburgh to Glasgow and Aberdeen before he finds his investigation overlapping with a major hunt for a serial killer who has struck in all three cities.
John Rebus....Ron Donachie
Ludo Lumsden....Iain Robertson
Siobhan Clarke....Gayanne Potter
Jack Morton....Simon Tait
Tracy Minchell....Irene Allan
Judd Fuller....Simon Donaldson
Edward Grogan....Mark McDonnell
Briony McLean....Natalie Bennett
Ryan Slocum....John Kazek
Eve Cudden....Juliet Cadzow
Joe Toal....Laurie Ventry
Directed by Bruce Young.