Westwind : The classic lost thriller from the Iconic #1 Bestselling Writer of Channel 4's MURDER ISLAND

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It always starts with a small lie. That's how you stop noticing the bigger ones.

After his friend suspects something strange going on at the launch facility where they both work - and then goes missing - Martin Hepton doesn't believe the official line of "long-term sick leave"...

Refusing to stop asking questions, he leaves his old life behind, aware that someone is shadowing his every move.

The only hope he has is his ex-girlfriend Jill Watson - the only journalist who will believe his story.

But neither of them can believe the puzzle they're piecing together - or just how shocking the secret is that everybody wants to stay hidden...

A gripping, page-turning suspense masterclass - available in print for the first time in nearly thirty years.

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'Rankin is a master storyteller'

'Great fiction, full stop'
The Times

'Ian Rankin is a genius'
Lee Child

'One of Britain's leading novelists in any genre'
New Statesman

'A virtuoso of the craft'
Daily Mail

'Rankin is a phenomenon'

'Britain's No.1 crime writer'

'Quite simply, crime writing of the highest order'

'Worthy of Agatha Christie at her best'
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 158 x 236 x 36mm | 512g
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1409196046
  • 9781409196044
  • 136,691

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The King of crime fiction * SUNDAY EXPRESS * Rankin is a master storyteller * GUARDIAN * Ian Rankin is perhaps the best and most complex thriller writer in Britain today * DAILY TELEGRAPH * Ian Rankin is a genius -- Lee Child
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About Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin is the multimillion-copy worldwide bestseller of over thirty novels and creator of John Rebus. His books have been translated into thirty-six languages and have been adapted for radio, the stage and the screen.

Rankin is the recipient of four Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards, including the Diamond Dagger, the UK's most prestigious award for crime fiction. In the United States, he has won the celebrated Edgar Award and been shortlisted for the Anthony Award. In Europe, he has won Denmark's Palle Rosenkrantz Prize, the French Grand Prix du Roman Noir and the German Deutscher Krimipreis.

He is the recipient of honorary degrees from universities across the UK, is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature, and has received an OBE for his services to literature.

Website: IanRankin.net
Twitter: @Beathhigh
Facebook: IanRankinBooks
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