Watchman by Ian Rankin
A Novel

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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.

About Ian Rankin

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Ian Rankin is a #1 international bestselling author. Winner of an Edgar Award and the recipient of a Gold Dagger for fiction and the Chandler-Fulbright Award, he lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and their two sons.
Published December 11, 2007 by Little, Brown and Company. 272 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Horror. Fiction

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This early spy novel, finally available in the United States, represents a road not taken by Ian Rankin.

Dec 13 2007 | Read Full Review of Watchman: A Novel

Book Reporter

Rankin says, "I'm guessing that Miles Flint.

Jan 24 2011 | Read Full Review of Watchman: A Novel

Bookmarks Magazine

In 1988, just after his first Inspector Rebus novel, Knots and Crosses (1987), Ian Rankin invented another character who never took off in quite the same way.

Jan 31 2008 | Read Full Review of Watchman: A Novel

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