Westwind: The classic lost thriller (Paperback)
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Westwind: The classic lost thriller (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 11/06/2020
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Soaring above the mean streets of Edinburgh to an interstellar conspiracy involving doomed space shuttles and vanished satellites, this early Rankin classic is available for the first time in 25 years. A breathless international thriller very different to the hard-edged Tartan noir of Rebus, Westwind is ripe for rediscovery.

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 betwixt and between.

In America, a space shuttle crashes on landing, killing all but one of the crew on-board: A British man named Mike Dreyfuss, who will become vilified by the US press and protesters.

Halfway across the world, Martin Hepton, an English ground control technician watches as they lose contact with the most advanced satellite in Europe. A colleague of Hepton's who suspects something strange is going on is signed off sick, and never comes back.

Hepton decides to investigate his friend's suspicions and his trail leads him to Dreyfuss, the MI6, the American military, and back to his former girlfriend, Jill, who is an up-and-coming journalist with the contacts and the courage to cover the story.

But there is much more at stake than anyone realises - and many more people on their trail than they can possibly evade...

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409196068
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 28 mm


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“Westwind”

Quite disappointed with this book, Love the Rebus books, but this is quite poor plot is not that great a bit rambling. disapointing . just pleased ian rankin left this genre behind and went on to the detective novels.

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“Ian Rankin,the best crime author by far”

I purchased this signed for book for my husband for a Christmas present as he believes he is the best crime author by far.

As this is a present he hasn't as yet opened it to read it, but I would be highly... More

Hardback edition
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“Another Ian Rankin!!”

Both myself and my husband have read Ian Rankin books over the years and have thoroughly enjoyed them.

I haven't managed to read this one yet but my husband enjoyed it very much.

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