Watchman

Watchman

Large Print - 2008
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From #1 international bestseller Ian Rankin, an unlucky spy gets one last chance at redemption.Miles Flint is a spy who has been making some serious mistakes. His last assignment led to the death of a foreign official in London, and after getting too close to his current subject he wound up in police custody. But something is wrong at the agency that has nothing to do with Miles' errors. Why did his last suspect know more about Miles' assignment than Miles did? Why have so many operatives recently resigned? Despite the Director's assurances, Miles begins his own investigation, to the dismay of his colleagues and even his own wife. Then Miles is sent to Belfast on a routine mission, a mission that confirms his darkest suspicions--and threatens his life.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2008, c1988.
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410403773
1410403777
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT M RANKIN I
Characteristics: 419 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
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jefralick
Oct 08, 2017

Major complaint on this one: many chapters seem to begin making you guess which character is being followed. Irritating quirk that I don't remember from other Rankin books that I've read.

rb3221 May 23, 2016

Miles Flint is a watchman for MI5. He suspects foul play in a failed assignment by his colleagues and assigns himself to solve this mystery of an assassinated Israeli in spite of his superiors.
The first half of the novel is rather slow but it does set the scene as to what will eventually happen. There is an interesting and surprising ending as Flint comes into an uneasy alliance with an IRA terrorist.
It is an early work by Rankin and I feel the Rebus novels are much more interesting.

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rahmmie
Dec 18, 2011

Rankin definitely has a very peculiar style of writing but so far (this is the second book of his I read), I think his plots lack punch and entertainment

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GerryAdams
Apr 19, 2011

Slow
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