Ian Rankin - Westwind (2nd Hand Paperback)
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good
- Category : Fiction - Suspense & Thriller
- Published : 1990 (This Edition 2020 - Orion)
- ISBN : 9781409196068
- SKU : B001983
- PPC : SP300gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
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 in the middle. Across the pond, 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. When a colleague who suspects something strange disappears, Hepton realizes there is much more at stake than anyone knows - and many more people on his trail than he can possibly evade . . .
". . . this timeless cat-and-mouse classic from the Edgar Award-winning genius examines political tensions in an era of espionage" - Lee Child, bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series.
". . . it’s quite a thriller! Storyline set in the late 80's easily could be happening for real in our current world politics, which makes it a chilling and thought provoking read!" - Goodreads Review.
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