Westwind by Ian Rankin audiobook

Westwind

By Ian Rankin
Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown 9780316497923
9.32 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Out of print for nearly 30 years, this masterpiece of cat-and-mouse espionage suspense from the "genius" bestseller Ian Rankin is as timely and urgent as ever (Lee Child, bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series) In Europe, the Americans are pulling out their troops in a tide of isolationism. Britain, torn between loyalties to America and the continent, is caught in the middle. In America, a space shuttle crashes on landing, killing all but one of the crew on-board: A British citizen named Mike Dreyfuss, who will become vilified by the US press and protesters. Halfway across the world, at English ground control headquarters, Martin Hepton watches with dismay as they lose contact with the most advanced satellite in Europe. A colleague of Hepton's who suspects something strange is going on disappears. Hepton realizes there is much more at stake than anyone knows -- and many more people on their trail than they can possibly evade . . .

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Summary

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A Kirkus Reviews Pick of the Month

Out of print for nearly 30 years, this masterpiece of cat-and-mouse espionage suspense from the "genius" bestseller Ian Rankin is as timely and urgent as ever (Lee Child, bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series)

In Europe, the Americans are pulling out their troops in a tide of isolationism. Britain, torn between loyalties to America and the continent, is caught in the middle. In America, a space shuttle crashes on landing, killing all but one of the crew on-board: A British citizen named Mike Dreyfuss, who will become vilified by the US press and protesters.

Halfway across the world, at English ground control headquarters, Martin Hepton watches with dismay as they lose contact with the most advanced satellite in Europe. A colleague of Hepton's who suspects something strange is going on disappears. Hepton realizes there is much more at stake than anyone knows -- and many more people on their trail than they can possibly evade . . .

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Rankin fans ready for a break from Inspector John Rebus’ inimitably dour Edinburgh will welcome this reprinting of a state-of-the-art high-tech international thriller from 1990…A fast-paced blast from the past.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Ian Rankin

Author Bio: Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin is an award-winning crime writer best known for his Inspector Rebus novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Rather Be the Devil and Even Dogs in the Wild. He is a winner of the Edgar Award and the Crime Writers of America’s Gold Dagger Award, among others, and was the recipient of a Raymond Chandler Fulbright Fellowship.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English