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RANKIN - ONE TO WATCH,
This review is from: Watchman (Hardcover)
Ian Rankin's third novel, Watchman, published in 1988, doesn't quite live up to Rankin's deservedly high reputation, especially if you have read any of the Rebus books. And, the main character, Miles Flint, a spy from London, doesn't quite match up to his Edinburgh counterpart, John Rebus. He doesn't have the same living on the edge feel. He's just a normal guy, no drink problem, no dark, mysterious past. This said, it is a very good novel, and it is nice to see Rankin describing different settings from a different point of view.
Overall, it is a refreshing, interesting novel, but not a patch on the Rebus series.