by Ian Rankin
✅ Editor: Orion Publishing Co
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Soaring above the mean streets of Edinburgh for an interstellar conspiracy that involves a doomed space shuttles and disappeared satellites at the beginning of this Rankin classic is available for the first time in 25 years. A breathless international thriller, very different to the hard-edged Tartan noir Rebus, Westwind is ripe for rediscovery. Europe, 1990. As the US begins to pull out his troops in a tide of isolationism, Britain is torn between his loyalty to the UNITED states and its continental neighbors. In America, a space shuttle crashes on landing, killing all but one of the members of the crew on board A British man named Mike Dreyfuss, which will become vilified by the american press and protesters. Half-way around the world, Martin Hepton, a English ground control technician watches, how to lose the contact with the most advanced satellite in Europe. A colleague of Hepton who suspects something strange is going on, and it is signed of sick, and does not return. Hepton decides to investigate her friend’s suspicious, and his path leads him to Dreyfuss, MI6, the American military, and returns to his ex-girlfriend, Jill, who is an up-and-coming journalist with the contacts and the courage to cover the story. But there is much more to the game than anyone realizes – and many more people on their path to the one that manages to evade…
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