Strip Jack is the fourth Inspector Rebus novel, first published in 1992. In it, Inspector Rebus investigates a local MP found in a brothel by a police operation, while also searching for some stolen university books and being involved in a murder case, both of which seem to be connected to the Parliament Member.
MP Gregor Jack is caught in an Edinburgh Brothel with a prostitute only too keen to show off her considerable assets. When the media horde begins baying for political blood Jack's friends rally round to protect him. But some of those friends - particularly his wife's associates - are not so squeaky clean themselves.
Initially Detective Inspector Rebus is sympathetic to the MP's dilemma - who hasn't occasionally succumbed to temptation? - but with the disappearence of Jack's wife the glamour surrounding the popular young man begins to tarnish. Someone wants to strip Jack naked and Rebus wants to know why...