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Slingshot By Matthew Dunn

Slingshot by Matthew Dunn

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Written by a real-life James Bond, SLINGSHOT is the brand new espionage thriller in Matthew Dunn's acclaimed Spycatcher series.

Slingshot Summary

Slingshot by Matthew Dunn

Will Cochrane monitors the nighttime streets of Gdansk, Poland, waiting for the appearance of a Russian defector, a man bearing a top-secret document. Will believes the defector is about to step out of the cold and into the hands of Polish authorities, but suddenly everything goes sideways. The target shows up, but so does a team from the Russian foreign intelligence service SVR, and they are hell-bent on keeping the man from walking. Then, in a hail of crossfire, a van speeds into the melee and snatches the defector out from under them all. Everyone wants the man and the codes he carries - but now he's gone and it's up to Will and his CIA/MI6 team to find him before the Russians do. Will tracks both the missing Russian and his kidnappers, believing the defector has his own warped agenda. But soon it's apparent that the real perpetrator could be someone much more powerful: a former East German Stasi officer who instigated a supersecret pact between Russian and US generals almost 20 years ago. An agreement, which if broken for any reason, was designed to unleash the world's deadliest assassin. Then Will learns that the Russians have tasked their own 'spycatcher' - an agent just as ruthless and relentless as Will - to retrieve the document. Now Will knows that he faces two very clever and deadly adversaries, who will stop at nothing to achieve their aims. Master spy Will Cochrane returns in this action-packed follow-up to SPYCATCHER and SENTINEL, written by real-life former field officer Matthew Dunn.

Slingshot Reviews

Like le Carre and Fleming before him, Dunn is the real thing...His, though, is a more muscular creation that Smiley, or even Bond. Meet Will Cochrane, a one-man weapon of mass destruction * DAILY TELEGRAPH *
An intelligent and entertaining summer read...solid and authentic * FINANCIAL TIMES *
I know of no other spy thriller that so successfully blends the fascinating nuances of the business of espionage and intelligence work with full-throttle suspense storytelling * Jeffrey Deaver *
A terrific thriller with a superb new hero...Bond and Bourne can take a back seat * Matt Hilton *
In quiet moments, Cochrane plays Bach on his lute and whips up pheasant casserole with shallots and Calvados. But mostly he spends his time gunning down enemies in a taut and well-told tale that ricochets across Europe. Save for works by Alan Furst and the stellar Mark Burnell, good thrillers have been thin on the ground of late. Mr Dunn has redressed this balance with an altogether gripping book. * THE ECONOMIST *
It's hugely enjoyable * BIG ISSUE IN SCOTLAND *

About Matthew Dunn

Matthew Dunn spent five years in the British Secret Intelligence Service, commonly known as MI6, as a field operative. His role required him to recruit and run agents, coordinate and participate in special operations, and to operate in deep-cover roles throughout the world in order to collect secret intelligence to support the West's ongoing fight against hostile and unpredictable regimes, state-sponsored terrorism, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

During his time in MI6, Dunn conducted approximately 70 missions. All of them were successful. He lives in England.

Find out more at www.matthewdunnbooks.com

Additional information

GOR011656828
9781409144007
1409144003
Slingshot by Matthew Dunn
Used - Like New
Hardback
Orion Publishing Co
2013-07-01
416
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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