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Owy battlegrounds of the Intelligence wars there is no good and no evil only winners and losersThis relentless unputdownable thriller helps establish Chris Ryan as the master of no holds barred action storytelling Good story with a twist at the end that was unexpected

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SAS Captain Alex Temple is on an urgent mission Someone has been murdering MI5 officers and it looks as if the killer is an insider one of the Regiment's own Alex's task is to track down and eliminate the killer a Pro I loved Joseph Meehan as a character His tragic background really drove the plot and I really could understand him It's very realistic considering Ryan's context and the writing was not bad Con Alex Temple wasn't likeable nor interesting I hated the way Alex viewed and treated Dawn as a sexual object calling her a 'bitch' for not tolerating his unwanted advances Icky I thought Dawn was fine but rather flat and likewise for Angel Fenwick who ironically had a likeable voice in one chapter than Alex did in the whole book The story dragged on in the beginning because it was bogged down by detailed exposition I came here for the Watchman not Alex's time in the army Droit et environnement social au Maghreb plot and I really could understand him It's very realistic considering Ryan's context and the writing was not bad Con Alex Temple wasn't likeable nor interesting I hated the way Alex viewed and treated Dawn as a sexual object calling her a 'bitch' for not tolerating his unwanted advances Icky I thought Dawn was fine but rather flat and likewise for Angel Fenwick who ironically had a likeable voice in one chapter than Alex did in the whole book The story dragged on in the beginning because it was bogged down by detailed exposition I came here for the Watchman not Alex's time in the army

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Nd to assist him he is assigned an MI5 liason officer the attractive but abrasive Dawn HardingThe body count is mounting and a deadly and relentless manhunt begins Soon Alex will learn the bitter truth in the shad Just from the first few pages you get a dose of actions then a journalist or documentary style background report complete with acronyms and then another dose of very detailed actions For a book clearly written for leisure reading why burden the reader with having to remember all the acronyms It's fiction That kind of realism is hardly necessary Providing the background to a story may be essential and it can be difficult to do well I find it rather jarring here and it fails to sustain interest I ended up skimming and skipping pages before finally giving up L'islam et la femme pages you get a dose of actions then a journalist or documentary style background report complete with acronyms and then another dose of very detailed actions For a book clearly written for leisure reading why burden the reader with having to remember all the acronyms It's fiction That kind of realism is hardly necessary Providing the background to a story may be essential and it can be difficult to do well I find it rather jarring here and it fails to sustain interest I ended up skimming and skipping Droit musulman. Des successions. Du statut personnel et des successions - Tome 2: d'après les différents rites et plus particulièrement d'après le rite hanafite pages before finally giving up


10 thoughts on “The Watchman

  1. says:

    Pro I loved Joseph Meehan as a character His tragic background really drove the plot and I really could understand him It's very realistic considering Ryan's context and the writing was not bad Con Alex Temple wasn't likeable nor interesting I hated the way Alex viewed and treated Dawn as a sexual object calling her a 'bitch' for not tolerating his unwanted advances Icky I thought Dawn was fine but rather flat and likewise for Angel Fenwick who ironically had a likeable voice in one chapter than Alex did in the whole book The story dragged on in the beginning because it was bogged down by detailed exposition I came here for the Watchman not Alex's time in the army


  2. says:

    Fast moving detailed different world but a good read


  3. says:

    My second Ryan story and definitely his best so far Although the plot is similar to most of his tales a series of murders are investigated by a tough SAS man – there are enough twists and differences to make it worthwhile It’s grimly violent and as gruesome as ever with extreme torture nails through heads eyes cut out etc enough to make you glad you don’t operate in these kind of circles The plot involving the character of the Watchman is ridiculously well thought out and really enthralling regarding his background; it all seems so real you find it hard to remember you’re reading fiction the material is so well researched Once again characterisation is thin and Ryan’s attempts to make Alex and Dawn flirt with each other are really wince inducing the one naff aspect of the novel; plus the unnecessary sex scenes of course Cut these out and the book would be flawless As it is it still remains very good indeed; especially the drawn out action which of course the book is thick with From the opening battle in the sweaty jungles of Sierra Leone through to the taught stake out in a country stream right down to a breakneck motorbike chase across the moors this is top level stuff impossible to put down Of course there is the expected twist right at the end but what a twist Superbly conceived it turns the whole story on its head uite fantastic stuff and the best twist I’ve read in fiction ever Definitely worthwhile for SAS thriller fans this is a book I borrowed from the library but am determined to buy as soon as possible


  4. says:

    I'd never read a Chris Ryan before and picked this up in the airport when I had forgotten my book To break it down this is the story of SAS Captain Alex Temple and various missions around the globe but focusing primarily on his tracking of a murderer who has received similar spec ops trainingChris Ryan writes in my opinion in a dour style that doesn't exactly fizz off the page and portrays the life of an SAS operative with an eye for the mundane I am sure that it is very 'true to life' but as far as I am aware this is not a historical account it's a work of fiction The characters seem to either be ham fisted stereotypes or wildly inconsistent with dialogue that feels stunted and hackneyed and sometimes makes you want to bite your fist; it's that bad Oh and he should be nominated for a bad sex award CringeworthyHowever sometimes he does get it right and portrays the grim reality of life after service for what it is grim Ryan does grim very well The action seuences the few of them are relayed with aplomb; with vivid detail and gritty descriptions The prose seems to come alive when he is describing firefights or helicopters buzzing over a war zone He obviously knows his stuff and the military detail and insider knowledge he provides is authentic and comprehensiveBut it's like reading an episode of Eastenders when everyone carries guns and any authenticity he brings to the genre is lost in poor dialogue iffy characters and dull writing Shall be the only Chris Ryan I read


  5. says:

    Alex is a crack agent who is sent after a rogue agent Meehan who is killing MI5 top agents by putting a nail in their heads and cutting off earseyestongue It turns out that Meehan was a plant in the IRA and Alex is told that he fully turned But is that the case?No because it turns out that Meehan reported the information accurately but someone in MI5 didn't act on that information Later Meehan is outed as a spy and he is seeking revengeThis is fairly fast paced I didn't enjoy this one as much as I thought I would Everything seemed to fall into place a bit too easy for me but it is a good read particularly if this is a genre you enjoy


  6. says:

    Just from the first few pages you get a dose of actions then a journalist or documentary style background report complete with acronyms and then another dose of very detailed actions For a book clearly written for leisure reading why burden the reader with having to remember all the acronyms? It's fiction That kind of realism is hardly necessary Providing the background to a story may be essential and it can be difficult to do well I find it rather jarring here and it fails to sustain interest I ended up skimming and skipping pages before finally giving up


  7. says:

    Absolutely loved this book It’s the second Chris Ryan book I’ve read and still keeps me on my toes I was absolutely engrossed the whole way through The one thing I like about his books is that you can never predict the ending That’s probably the best bit


  8. says:

    I always enjoy Chris Ryan’s books an d characters This story is interesting on so many levels both it’s reference to Northern Ireland and its politics the security services and the intelligence services It is also full surprises and curves to keep you hung on every word


  9. says:

    Good story with a twist at the end that was unexpected


  10. says:

    This book supplied enough action to keep me interested from front to back Character development was OK but was sufficient enough to carry the plot through to the end