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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,086 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ian Rankin Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Miles Flint is a government 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’s errors. Why did his last suspect know more about Miles’s assignment than Miles did? Why have so many operatives recently resigned? Has the agency hired someone to watch him?
Despite the Director’s assurances, Miles begins his own internal investigation, to the dismay of his colleagues and even his wife. Then Miles is sent to Belfast to oversee the arrest of two suspected terrorists, a supposedly routine mission that only strengthens his darkest suspicions. Has the Director issued Miles his final assignment?
Determined to discover the truth, Miles enters a dangerous world he normally only observes–even as it threatens his life at every turn. With the riveting suspense and razor-sharp dialogue that have made him an internationally renowned bestseller, Ian Rankin examines an ordinary man forced into extraordinary circumstances, and proves why he “just keeps getting better and better” (Michele Ross, Cleveland Plain Dealer ).

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by False Millennium | 2/11/2014

    " Early Rankin and, therefore, perhaps least adroit. No Rebus and most of the action takes place in London and Ireland. A spy novel where the watcher has to come to the forefront and become more active. What interested me the most? Rankin started writing this on his honeymoon. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mandy | 2/10/2014

    " I really want to be an Ian Rankin fan but it just hasn't happened yet. I couldn't really get into this book. I'm sure I would have enjoyed it more if I took the time to read more than a few pages at a time. There were a lot of characters and a lot of different things going on and I just couldn't keep it all straight. I'm going to give Rankin another try and hopefully my opinion will be different. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by E | 1/30/2014

    " Having been introduced to Rankin years ago by fellow book-club lovers of detective fiction, I've been working my way through the Rebus series. It was fun to read this early, non-series book and find, to my surprise, that it was as engrossing as the Rebus books usually are. While I"m not usually a fan of espionage-type mysteries, this one focuses more on characters than spy gimmicks and read like a true Rankin find(though I did miss Rebus!). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by John Machata | 1/26/2014

    " Rankin is out of his element. You can intuit his intelligence, but he did right to let spy thrillers to LeCarre. "

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