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[Ian Rankin] Ò Watchman [2nd-grade PDF] Ebook Epub Download Ò This was just so so Not, altogether, a bad read but not one to wax lyrical about.
The main protagonist, Miles Flint, was so forgettable A man shaped by his work, he is a spy He is secretive, anti social and lacking any ambition His marriage is just that, a marriage He does his thing and she does hers and ne er the twain shall meet.
There is something rotten in the Firm, MI6, and someone wants Miles dead By the time Miles wakes up to himself and realises that if he is to survive he needs to toughen up, and soon But by the time this new, stand and fight, attitude appears it s hard to give any credibility in the new, tough as nuts, Miles Flint I ve read most of Ian Rankin s book and enjoyed most of them but this would have to be my least favourite to date The best I could do was 2.
5 5 stars.
I ve enjoyed reading Ian Rankin s Inspector Rebus books very much I m well in to that series Watchman was Rankin s 3rd novel, written after the first of his Rebus books It s quite different from the Rebus books in fact, it sin line with early John le Carre than what you expect from Rankin Miles Flint from the intro, Rankin borrowed the name from the In Like Flint movie series starring James Coburn is a Watchman, working for the British Secret Service Having issues with his marriage, he decides one night to assist in the monitoring of an Arab spy instead of going home Unfortunately, the spy gives the group the slip and the Arab ends up killing an Israeli arms dealer.
This starts a somewhat convoluted series of events as the story fol Years after writing this novel and The Flood, Ian Rankin created the Rebus books and became the UK s biggest selling crime writer In Scotland, he has become a cultural icon I haven t read any of the Rebus novels, and so can t comment on them other than saying the TV versions were excellent I did read and enjoy The Flood last year its settings and characters were vivid, authentic and inspired Not so with Watchman, which features a clich d plot involving secret agents, black budgets, vague settings, two dimensional characters and stilted dialogue One test of a great novel is the extent to which it gets under your skin and compels you to keep turning pages, even when that means fighting sleep and putting off important tasks The Flood gripped me in that manner, but Wa This book, published in 1988, was refreshed with a Prologue presenting the author s recollections of writing this book It serves as a very good appetizer.
I enjoyed this book very much because it pitches a mild mannered British surveillance man into the middle of a complex dirty tricks plan hatched by the upper echelons of MI6 or 5, or whatever.
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not sure in cooperation with intelligence agencies of other countries including CIA London is being plagued with bombings carried out by IRA operatives Miles Flint is a listener and observer By a fluke, one evening he walks into a planned double cross by volunteering to go on a mission to avoid going home to his wife Sheila He notices several things that do not ring true and launches his own investigation.
This results in Miles Flint becoming the latest target He is sent to Northern Ireland as part of a tou This was just so so Not, altogether, a bad read but not one to wax lyrical about.
The main protagonist, Miles Flint, was so forgettable A man shaped by his work, he is a spy He is secretive, anti social and lacking any ambition His marriage is just that, a marriage He does his thing and she does hers and ne er the twain shall meet.
There is something rotten in the Firm, MI6, and someone wants Miles dead By the time Miles wakes up to himself and realises that if he is to survive he needs to toughen up, and soon But by the time this new, stand and fight, attitude appears it s hard to give any credibility in the new, tough as nuts, Miles Flint I ve read most of Ian Rankin s book and enjoyed most of them but this would have to be my least favourite to date The best I could do was 2.
5 5 stars.
I ve enjoyed reading Ian Rankin s Inspector Rebus books very much I m well in to that series Watchman was Rankin s 3rd novel, written after the first of his Rebus books It s quite different from the Rebus books in fact, it sin line with early John le Carre than what you expect from Rankin Miles Flint from the intro, Rankin borrowed the name from the In Like Flint movie series starring James Coburn is a Watchman, working for the British Secret Service Having issues with his marriage, he decides one night to assist in the monitoring of an Arab spy instead of going home Unfortunately, the spy gives the group the slip and the Arab ends up killing an Israeli arms dealer.
This starts a somewhat convoluted series of events as the story fol Years after writing this novel and The Flood, Ian Rankin created the Rebus books and became the UK s biggest selling crime writer In Scotland, he has become a cultural icon I haven t read any of the Rebus novels, and so can t comment on them other than saying the TV versions were excellent I did read and enjoy The Flood last year its settings and characters were vivid, authentic and inspired Not so with Watchman, which features a clich d plot involving secret agents, black budgets, vague settings, two dimensional characters and stilted dialogue One test of a great novel is the extent to which it gets under your skin and compels you to keep turning pages, even when that means fighting sleep and putting off important tasks The Flood gripped me in that manner, but Wa This book, published in 1988, was refreshed with a Prologue presenting the author s recollections of writing this book It serves as a very good appetizer.
I enjoyed this book very much because it pitches a mild mannered British surveillance man into the middle of a complex dirty tricks plan hatched by the upper echelons of MI6 or 5, or whatever.
.
not sure in cooperation with intelligence agencies of other countries including CIA London is being plagued with bombings carried out by IRA operatives Miles Flint is a listener and observer By a fluke, one evening he walks into a planned double cross by volunteering to go on a mission to avoid going home to his wife Sheila He notices several things that do not ring true and launches his own investigation.
This results in Miles Flint becoming the latest target He is sent to Northern Ireland as part of a tou Early Rankin, so a little rough in places esp in terms of pacing, but I actually liked that, and it was refreshing to not be dealing with the now heavily produced maudlin feeling of Rebus.
Best read as an enjoyable spy thriller, you can almost see the screenplay As a fan of both crime fiction and Scottish fiction, I ve always been meaning to give Ian Rankin another go Years ago, I read his first Rebus book, Knots and Crosses, didn t really care for it, and never returned to him This republication of his 1988 espionage novel his second book caught my eye, so I thought I d try him again The story revolves around Miles Flint, a blandly unmemorable mid level surveillance expert aka Watchman for MI5 Britain s rough equivalent to the FBI When the story starts, he s involved in the surveillance of a suspected Arab hit man that goes wrong Something about it niggles at him, and he starts his own private internal investigation of the foulup, while being detailed to watch a suspected IRA cell The story takes place in the midst of an IRA bombing campaign in London, something that didn t really happen in earnest until the early 90s T Bombs Are Exploding In The Streets Of London, But Life Seems To Have Planted Subtle Booby Traps For Miles Flint Miles Is A Spy His Job Is To Watch And To Listen, Then To Report Back To His Superiors, Nothing The Job, Affording Glimpses Into The Most Private Lives Of His Victims, Appeals To Miles He Doesn T Lust After Promotion, And He Doesn T Want Action He Wants, Just For Once, Not To Botch A Case Having Lost One Suspect With Horrific Consequences Miles Becomes Too Involved With Another, A Young Irishwoman His Marriage Seems Ready To Crumble To Dust So Does His Home But Miles Is Given One Last Chance For Redemption A Trip To Belfast, Which Quickly Becomes A Flight Of Terror, Murder And Shocking Discoveries But Can The Voyeur Survive In A World Of Violent Action This was an interesting early book written by Ian Rankin that he was planning during his honeymoon At first moving along quite gently and you are trying to work out who is behind things and why, but when it moves to Northern Ireland and Ireland it really takes off, grabs you by the threat and doesn t let you go until the end Also one or two good links in the book to the Rebus series Very glad I read it, and I think he would write someespionage books.
Not his best work In fact, possibly his worst 0 of 10 stars.
Interesting novel No Rebus Still well worth reading.



As a fan of both crime fiction and Scottish fiction, I ve always been meaning to give Ian Rankin another go Years ago, I read his first Rebus book, Knots and Crosses, didn t really care for it, and never returned to him This republication of his 1988 espionage novel his second book caught my eye, so I thought I d try him again The story revolves around Miles Flint, a blandly unmemorable mid level surveillance expert aka Watchman for MI5 Britain s rough equivalent to the FBI When the story starts, he s involved in the surveillance of a suspected Arab hit man that goes wrong Something about it niggles at him, and he starts his own private internal investigation of the foulup, while being detailed to watch a suspected IRA cell The story takes place in the midst of an IRA bombing campaign in London, something that didn t really happen in earnest until the early 90s T Early Rankin, so a little rough in places esp in terms of pacing, but I actually liked that, and it was refreshing to not be dealing with the now heavily produced maudlin feeling of Rebus.
Best read as an enjoyable spy thriller, you can almost see the screenplay This was an interesting early book written by Ian Rankin that he was planning during his honeymoon At first moving along quite gently and you are trying to work out who is behind things and why, but when it moves to Northern Ireland and Ireland it really takes off, grabs you by the threat and doesn t let you go until the end Also one or two good links in the book to the Rebus series Very glad I read it, and I think he would write someespionage books.
Not his best work In fact, possibly his worst 0 of 10 stars.
Interesting novel No Rebus Still well worth reading.

Ian Rankin

[Ian Rankin] Ò Watchman [2nd-grade PDF] Ebook Epub Download Ò pamyatnik.pro Jack Harvey.Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982 and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature His first Rebus novel was published in 1987 the Rebus books are now translated into 22 languages and are bestsellers on several continents.Ian Rankin has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow He is also a past winner of the Chandler Fulbright Award, and he received two Dagger Awards for the year s best short story and the Gold Dagger for Fiction Ian Rankin is also the recipient of honorary degrees from the universities of Abertay, St Andrews, and Edinburgh.A contributor to BBC2 s Newsnight Review, he also presented his own TV series, Ian Rankin s Evil Thoughts, on Channel 4 in 2002 He recently received the OBE for services to literature, and opted to receive the prize in his home city of Edinburgh, where he lives with his partner and two sons.