The killer, Alex discovers, was almost certainly an undercover soldier codenamed the Watchman who, in the early '90s, infiltrated the highest levels of the IRA's Army Council. He was, and without doubt remains, a lethally skilful operator. But why is the Watchman slaughtering his way through the upper ranks of the security services? A nightmare chase, a betrayal, and a dawn firefight will all ensue before Alex learns the bitter truth: that in the shadowy battlegrounds of the Intelligence wars there is no good and no evil, there are only winners and losers.
If you fancy a fast paced story that's a bit macho Chris Ryan won't disappoint. I have a few on my library and always enjoy - if in the right mood.
I found this book very well written, honest and believable, a cracking good story from start to its jaw dropping conclusion.
Would you try another book written by Chris Ryan or narrated by Christian Rodska?
didn't really like Christian Rodska's narration and that surprised me as he is a really good actor. Would try another book narrated by him before making final comment.
What will your next listen be?
The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie
Would you be willing to try another one of Christian Rodska’s performances?
will try another to make sure I am not being unfair
What character would you cut from The Watchman?
frankly the whole book was pretty amateurish.
Is there anything you would change about this book?
great story, very realistic
Did Christian Rodska do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?
yes he did
Could you see The Watchman being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?
Would be great on TV
Any additional comments?
Its sounds like it was written by someone that knew what the SAS did, great read