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Title:
Dark spies
Author:
Dunn, Matthew, 1968-
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Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.
Physical Description:
369 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary:
On the run from the CIA, intelligence operative Will Cochrane heads to the U.S. to uncover a diabolical spymaster at the center of an international conspiracy.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780062309464
Format :
Book

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On the run from the CIA, intelligence operative Will Cochrane heads to the U.S. to uncover a diabolical spymaster at the center of an international conspiracy in this thrilling follow up to Slingshot.

When Will Cochrane encounters a Russian spymaster--codenamed Antaeus--who everyone believes is dead, he is thrust into a deadly game set in motion by powerful players deep inside the U.S. intelligence community. Will has worked with the CIA for years and knows them all. But now he knows there's no one he can trust.

His orders from Langley are clear: ANTAEUS MUST NOT BE TOUCHED. FURTHER INQUIRIES REQUIRE PROJECT FERRYMAN CLEARANCE. But as Antaeus and his men then attempt to execute the CIA's best agents, Will decides to take his own shot at the spymaster, knowing it will make him a marked man.

Now, the only way to save his career--and his life--is to get into the U.S. and expose the truth about Project Ferryman. But to accomplish that he's got to outmaneuver four deadly Russian assassins and an elite FBI team controlled by shadowy officials who will stop at nothing to keep their sins and secrets safe.


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Booklist Review

Former MI6 insider Dunn chronicles another deep and intense thriller that feels authentic in terms of how it conveys the spy world. This time Will Cochrane receives an assignment that he believes is beneath his abilities: he's asked to babysit an agent who is meeting with her informant. During the meeting, Cochrane waits in visual range but expects to do nothing but complain afterward. When men arrive to assassinate the agent and her source, however, Cochrane goes into action. Realizing that the instigator of the violence is someone assumed dead, he asks for permission to take him out. To Cochrane's horror, he is denied the pleasure. Going against orders, he tries to stop the killer, which forces Cochrane to live off the grid while he searches for answers. Dunn has crafted another winner in this fine series. The world of spy fiction has a writer who deserves comparison to Ludlum and Fleming.--Ayers, Jeff Copyright 2014 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Dunn's exciting fourth Spycatcher novel (after 2013's Slingshot) finds Will Cochrane, the extraordinary agent who serves both the CIA and MI6, in the Norwegian Arctic, where his job is to protect Ellie Hallowes, the "CIA's best deep-cover officer," and her Russian informant, code name Herald. When armed intruders interrupt the meeting between Ellie and Herald at a log cabin, Cochrane, who's on guard nearby, receives orders from his superiors via remote phone not to interfere, even though he can see one of the armed men is about to shoot Ellie. By electing to try to save Ellie's life, he threatens a secret operation known as Project Ferryman, and his only choices are to flee or to face his handlers. Cochrane's few allies are almost helpless as he treks back from Norway to Washington, D.C., against incredible odds and obstacles. The powerful men behind Project Ferryman pull out all the stops to get Cochrane, as does the wily Russian SVR officer known as Antaeus. Great action sequences and a clever if complicated plot make this a satisfying read. Agent: Luigi Bonomi, Luigi Bonomi Associates (U.K.). (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

In Dunn's fourth novel (after Slingshot) featuring superspy Will Cochrane, Will goes from being the hunter to being hunted. As a top-level agent working both for the CIA and Britain's MI6, Will is part of a classified project jeopardized when an international operation goes awry. He acts against orders to save another agent's life, and the CIA decides he is the one to blame for the resulting fallout. The target of a global manhunt by law enforcement and the military, Will is also being stalked by hired assassins. It seems the only ones who are not hunting Will are those helping him, spies who are more loyal to a way of life and a code of honor than to changing powers in government. Verdict Dunn is a former intelligence officer, but his reliance on stock figures and tropes of espionage fiction-cheating embassy wives, corrupt officials, gruff old-school soldiers, and double crosses-illustrate that this is one spy that needs to learn some new tricks. For die-hard spy fiction fans. [See Prepub Alert, 4/21/14.]-Catherine Lantz, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago Lib. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.