The Watchman

Author(s): Chris Ryan
Imprint: Clipper Audio
CD - unabridged
Audio (11 discs)
Product Number: C1638
Released: Jan 25, 2002
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402515422
Narrator/s: Gordon Griffin
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SAS captain, Alex, returns from a mission in Sierra Leone on orders to find that someone has been murdering MI5 officers. It becomes clear that the killer is SAS trained--an insider. Under strictest secrecy, Alex is ordered to track down and eliminate the killer, and is assigned an MI5 officer--the attractive but abrasive Tracy Weaver. Alex becomes almost certain the killer is a skillful soldier codenamed The Watchman ... but why was he slaughtering the upper ranks of the security services? The bitter truth is, there is no good and evil in Intelligence wars, only winners and losers ... Chris Ryan was awarded the Military Medal for covering 188 miles in 7 days in sub-zero temperatures with no food and little water, alone: an astonishing feat for the SAS in the Gulf War. After Ryan left the SAS, he turned to writing. His novels are best-sellers.

Professional reviews

"MI5 officers are being murdered in a hideous fashion, and the higher-ups think it is one of their own. Alex, a highly trained SAS officer, is assigned to MI5 to seek out and destroy the murderer, aided by beautiful but prickly Tracy Weaver. Gordon Griffin's gravelly voice and no-nonsense narration add to the tension and violence of the interagency rivalry. Griffin subtly shifts accents between Irish and British characters and ever so ably softens his representation of women. As the plot unwinds and Alex closes in on his target, Ryan twists the plot yet again, keeping Griffin and listeners on their toes. M.B.K. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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