Matthew Dunn - Author

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Matthew Dunn was trained by SIS in all aspects of intelligence collection and direct action including agent running, deep-cover deployments, small-arms, explosives, military unarmed combat, surveillance, anti-surveillance, counter-surveillance, advanced driving, infiltration and exfiltration techniques and covert communications. He used his skills extensively on operations. Although typically he worked alone, but in conducting near seventy missions, he also had significant experience of working with highly-specialised units from the SAS and SBS as well as conducting joint-operations with MI5, GCHQ and the CIA. Medals are never awarded to modern MI6 officers, but Dunn was the recipient of a very rare personal commendation from the Foreign Secretary actions that directly influenced the successful conclusion of a major international incident. He lives in England.

Featured books by Matthew Dunn

Slingshot

Slingshot

Author: Matthew Dunn Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/02/2015

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.

Slingshot

Slingshot

Author: Matthew Dunn Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/03/2014

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.

Other books by Matthew Dunn

Act of Betrayal A Will Cochrane Novel

Act of Betrayal A Will Cochrane Novel

Author: Matthew Dunn Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/06/2018

The world of spy fiction has a writer who deserves comparison to Ludlum and Fleming. -Booklist on Dark Spies Three years ago, intelligence officer Will Cochrane was brought in by a Delta Force colonel to eliminate a terrorist financier in Berlin. Cochrane executed the target and slipped away, never meeting the other members of the team. But when the mission was over, the colonel vanished and hasn't been heard from since. Now, years later, members of the Berlin mission are being targeted for assassination-and one, a CIA agent, is close to discovering the truth when he narrowly escapes an explosive fire that destroys his home. He manages to track down the elusive Will Cochrane, and admits that everything Will has been told about Berlin is a lie. Will is determined to uncover the truth about the Berlin job. Framed for multiple murders, the former spy has gone deep underground to evade his enemies and the Feds. But honor and loyalty to his colleague thrust him into danger once again. When FBI special agent Marsha Gage discovers that Cochrane-one of America's Most Wanted-has resurfaced, she immediately launches a manhunt, and she won't stop until she brings the former CIA/MI6 operative in. With members of the original Berlin team turning up dead, Cochrane must use all his training and formidable skills to outmaneuver the FBI and uncover a shocking conspiracy that will rock the foundations of our nation . . . if he can stay alive long enough. 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. -Jeffery Deaver on Spycatcher

Act of Betrayal

Act of Betrayal

Author: Matthew Dunn Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/10/2017

A Soldier's Revenge A Will Cochrane Novel

A Soldier's Revenge A Will Cochrane Novel

Author: Matthew Dunn Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/06/2017

Will Cochrane...lacks James Bond's gadgets but relies on encyclopedic knowledge [and] physical prowess...that even Jack Reacher would envy. - Publishers Weekly on Dark Spies Will Cochrane wakes up in a hotel room and finds blood on his hands. When he enters the bathroom, he finds a woman brutally murdered and his own bloody handprint nearby. Will has no memory of the night before, but he is sure he's being framed. The police will arrive soon, and he can find no evidence that another person, the real killer, was ever in the room. Will had decided to adopt the sons of a former colleague who was killed in the line of duty, and he was going to see them before he awakened to the carnage. But now he realizes he has a powerful enemy who is out for revenge. And his only chance to clear his name is to find the real killer before the police can find him. In Virginia, Will discovers the family he was on his way to visit has already been attacked-and his only lead is a secret recording of a voice that might be the killer's. With the FBI and even his friends pursuing him, Cochrane must track down his adversary, save the boys, and prove his innocence before it's too late. Dunn, who was a field officer in M16, has created a plot with plenty of action and lots of twists and turns. . . . Nonstop action and relentless danger. - Associated Press on Spycatcher

The Spy House A Will Cochrane Novel

The Spy House A Will Cochrane Novel

Author: Matthew Dunn Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2016

In the fifth electrifying thriller featuring Will Cochrane, the Intelligence agent must solve the unsolvable: How did four international agents working on a super-secret mission die in a safe house bunker that was locked from the inside? Critics have called Will Cochrane a ruthless yet noble (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram), one-man weapon of mass destruction (Daily Telegraph)-a brilliant agent from whom Bond and Bourne could learn a thing or two (Madison County Herald). His latest assignment will plunge him into the thorny politics of the Middle East. The stakes: averting a war that could engulf the world in flames. When the Israeli ambassador to France is shot dead in Paris by an unknown sniper, the Israeli government blames Hamas and begins planning a massive invasion to obliterate the terrorist organization once and for all. To avoid an all-out war, three members of the UN Security Council-the United States, France, and the United Kingdom-assemble a team of intelligence agents to uncover the truth behind the assassination. But when the team stops responding and all four agents are found dead in a bunker locked from the inside, they turn to freelance intelligence operative Will Cochrane for answers. To find out what really happened in the Paris shooting and in the bunker and prevent an unwinnable war, Cochrane will use his years of knowledge and experience to unravel the truth . . . and maybe just keep himself alive.

Dark Spies A Spycatcher Novel

Dark Spies A Spycatcher Novel

Author: Matthew Dunn Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/04/2015

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.

Slingshot

Slingshot

Author: Matthew Dunn Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/02/2015

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.

Sentinel

Sentinel

Author: Matthew Dunn Format: eBook Release Date: 07/08/2012

Great talent, great imagination, and real been-there done-that authenticity.Lee ChildNot since Fleming charged Bond with the safety of the world has the international secret agent mystique been so anchored with an insiders reality.Noah Boyd, author of The Bricklayer and Agent X Matthew Dunn knows his spycraftand he proves it once again in Sentinel, his second electrifying Spycatcher novel. A former British M16 field officer trained in all aspects of intelligence collection, small-arms and explosives, military unarmed combat, and more, Dunn has an addition talent most other spies lack: he can really write! In Sentinel, Dunn brings back Agent Will Cochranewhom Kirkus Reviews calls, a Nietzschean hero who looks poised to give Lee Childs Jack Reacher a run for his readersand sends him to Avacha Bay in eastern Russia, where he must infiltrate a top-secret submarine base, decode a cryptic message from a deep undercover operative, and quite possibly prevent a devastating war. Espionage fiction fans who regularly devour the works of Daniel Silva, Robert Ludlum, Alex Berenson, Ted Bell, Brad Thor, Vince Flynn, and Barry Eisler will discover theres a new ace on the international thriller scene.

Spycatcher

Spycatcher

Author: Matthew Dunn Format: eBook Release Date: 09/08/2011

Great talent, great imagination, and real been-there done-that authenticity make this one of the years best thriller debuts.Lee ChildNot since Fleming charged Bond with the safety of the world has the international secret agent mystique been so anchored with an insiders reality.Noah Boyd, New York Times bestselling author of Agent X and The BricklayerA real spy proves he is a real writerand a truly deft and inventive one. Spycatcher is a stunning debut.Ted Bell, New York Times bestselling author of WarlordA 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 Cochraneworking on a joint covert mission for the CIA and MI6sets 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.

Erased

Erased

Author: Matthew Dunn Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2007

His memory is clear. His suddenly severed identity, a mystery. With seemingly no means of proving who he is, he fights through the maze of societal convention, struggling to resurrect his existence, hoping against all hope to get his life back. It proves a daunting task until several clues surface, leading him down a completely unsuspected road.

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