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"Great talent, great imagination, and real been-there done-that authenticity make this one of the year's best thriller debuts."
--Lee Child

"Not since Fleming charged Bond with the safety of the world has the international secret agent mystique been so anchored with an insider's reality."
--Noah Boyd, New York Times bestselling author of Agent X and The Bricklayer

"A real spy proves he is a real writer--and a truly deft and inventive one. Spycatcher is a stunning debut."
--Ted Bell, New York Times bestselling author of Warlord

A real life former field officer, Matthew Dunn makes an extraordinary debut with Spycatcher, a masterwork of international espionage fiction that crackles with electrifying authenticity. Fans of Daniel Silva, Robert Ludlum, Brad Thor, and Vince Flynn will be on the edge of their seats as intelligence agent Will Cochrane--working on a joint covert mission for the CIA and MI6--sets out to capture a brilliant and ruthless Iranian spy. Timely and gripping, Spycatcher rockets the reader into a shadowy world of terrorism and counter-terrorism, and holds them in an iron grip until the last pulse-pounding page is turned.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2011
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780062037671
Characteristics: 418 p


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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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