2012 / ISBN 9780062037862
Espionage / thriller
by Bob Walch
A second generation intelligence agent, Will Cochrane is a man
on a mission. He is determined to run to ground and apprehend a
ruthless Iranian spy who goes by the name of Megiddo.
Not only is this terrorist at the top of the most wanted list
and planning an attack that will dwarf all his previous atrocities,
but he is also the person responsible for killing Cochrane's father
Considered a bit of a liability and "loose cannon" by
his superiors, Cochrane often doesn't play by the rules; but in
this instance, as long as he gets his quarry, no one cares how he
does it. The chase will range across the globe as the "man
on a mission" tries to flush out his adversary before the Iranian
Revolutionary General can launch the "Mother of All Attacks."
A former member of the British Secret Intelligence Service, Matthew
Dunn brings an insider's perspective to this novel. The first of
the "Spycatcher" series, this debut is a fast read that
may, at times, test the boundaries of credibility, but high-octane
thrillers like this often demand one accept some rather unlikely
scenarios to get to the final page.
If you are willing to play the game by Dunn's rules, this will
be an enjoyable and breath taking ride. Will Cochrane may not quite
reach the bar set by Ian Fleming's master spy, James Bond, but he
comes close. So sit back and enjoy his first assignment!