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Unpredictable agent Will Cochrane must catch the world's most wanted international terrorist mastermind, who was responsible for the death of his father in Iraq twenty-five years ago, and avert an attack the likes of which the world has never seen.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, [2011], ©2011
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062037671
Branch Call Number: FICTION Dun
Description: 418 pages ; 24 cm


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Dec 28, 2015

The first of a continuing series . . . which get better and better. The 4th I give 5 stars to. But read starting with this first. Doug Lowe

Feb 24, 2015

This author needs to find another line of work or at least try to write something that would be halfway realistic.

Nov 26, 2013

This 2011 novel was not up to Dunn's later 2013 novel; could have ended it crisply several chapters earlier.

Aug 10, 2013

This is not a novel but a second rate film script, obviously intended to star Tom Cruise. You have seen it before many times, it's the one about how the super agent saves the world single handedly but on this occasion as it is intended for an American audience, he is MI6 supported by four American supermen. Unimaginative, unbelievable and thoroughly unoriginal with appalingly stilted dialogue, you know what happens so save yourself the time and go tidy the garage. Alistair Mclean did it so much better all those years ago.

Mar 27, 2012

Great book! Finished it within a couple of days. There's a little "unbelievable" in there but it's a Novel. I've already ordered "Sentinel".

Feb 29, 2012

Started OK but gradually descended into the unbelievable - I found myself scanning and turning pages quickly, so I could see where the story went.

Oct 05, 2011

I kept moving this novel back and reading others and now I wonder why. I really did enjoy this spy novel. Matthew Dunn obviously has the back ground and expertise to write a crime novel involving international espionage. I found the core story line to weave a tale of darkness and despair that kept me on the edge of seat through out the novel. The twists and turns especially at the end of this novel really added to the drama. I liked the character development that Matthew Dunn did for Will Cochrane and I would of liked to seen more dialog and character development for Megiddo. The one area that I found hard to swallow was the amount of times Cochrane was shot, stabbed, chocked, hit, and kicked and was still able to go on with the mission. He must of been a super human ... needless to say I felt that the character lost some realism because of his ability to withstand almost anything that Megiddo threw at him. I found the descriptions very vivid, and the emotions very raw. I look forward to Matthew Dunn's next novel.

debwalker Sep 20, 2011

"At last! Here is an espionage thriller that is as suspenseful as Forsyth's Day of the Jackal, as cunning as le Carre's Little Drummer Girl, and as relevant as the front page of today's newspaper. Let's hope this is just the first of many more novels by this obviously multitalented former MI6 agent!" --Ellen Klein, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, Va.


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Dec 30, 2013

Even presidents can't absolve sins.

Dec 30, 2013

The strike against us will be massive and the great or little will be the victim.


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