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Summary

Bombs are exploding in the streets of London, but life seems to have planted more 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 more. 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?

©2011 Ian Rankin (P)2011 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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Not Rebus , But also not a bad story.

Wasn't sure when I started listening , but I enjoyed the story , it isn't Rebus , but is a decent story which you have to pay attention to , and stay with it , it is worthwhile.

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Watchman: Excellent

Ian Rankin at his inimitable best, the versatility of Rankin to conjure up gripping stories with fleshed out characters and simple , yet teasingly complicated plots will keep the listener involved to the very end.Beautifully narrated by Tom Cotcher an excellent listen.