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The Watchman Audiobook

The Watchman

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Alex is a 36-year-old SAS Captain. Recently commissioned from the ranks, he is returning from a hostage-rescue mission in Sierra Leone when he finds himself summoned back to the UK. Someone, it seems, has been murdering MI5 officers. And murdering them in a particularly gruesome and horrific way. A hammer is involved, as is a skinning-knife. The security services, however, are more concerned with the why than the how. Because it is beginning to look as if the killer is an insider, SAS-trained, one of the Regiment's own. The body count is mounting, and under strict cover of secrecy Alex is ordered to track down and eliminate the killer. To assist him in this task he is assigned an MI5 liaison officer, the attractive but abrasive Dawn Harding. And so begins a deadly and relentless manhunt.

The killer, Alex discovers, was almost certainly an undercover soldier codenamed the Watchman who, in the early '90s, infiltrated the highest levels of the IRA's Army Council. He was, and without doubt remains, a lethally skilful operator. But why is the Watchman slaughtering his way through the upper ranks of the security services? A nightmare chase, a betrayal, and a dawn firefight will all ensue before Alex learns the bitter truth: that in the shadowy battlegrounds of the Intelligence wars there is no good and no evil, there are only winners and losers.

©2003 Chris Ryan; (P)2003 Random House Audiobooks

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    roddie hunter glasgow scotland 30/07/2013
    roddie hunter glasgow scotland 30/07/2013 Member Since 2012

    Author of The Seeress of Ruskan and fantasy nut

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    Would you try another book written by Chris Ryan or narrated by Christian Rodska?

    didn't really like Christian Rodska's narration and that surprised me as he is a really good actor. Would try another book narrated by him before making final comment.


    What will your next listen be?

    The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie


    Would you be willing to try another one of Christian Rodska’s performances?

    will try another to make sure I am not being unfair


    What character would you cut from The Watchman?

    frankly the whole book was pretty amateurish.


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    peter Slough, United Kingdom 08/07/2013
    peter Slough, United Kingdom 08/07/2013
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    great story, very realistic


    Did Christian Rodska do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    yes he did


    Could you see The Watchman being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    Would be great on TV


    Any additional comments?

    Its sounds like it was written by someone that knew what the SAS did, great read

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