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December 2013 Book of the Month.
Following on from The Spycatcher, the first in the series, we now go to Russia with special CIA operative, Will Cochrane, to contact Sentinel. The man who organises ten main Russian agents and who has a spot of bother to put it mildly, for the ten agents are being killed off one by one. That’s enough spoilers, suffice to say a mole must be found quickly. Lots of action all wraps it up pretty quickly at the end with a nice twist, albeit sometimes a bit slow getting there.
The United States and Russia are on the brink of war and only Will Cochrane - the master spy introduced in the critically acclaimed SPYCATCHER - can find and unmask the diabolical double-agent responsible for it all. Fourteen days ago, CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, received a cryptic message from an agent operating deep undercover in Russia: 'He has betrayed us and wants to go to war.' Unable to make contact, the Director of Operations is forced to turn to one of his most deadly field officers - Will Cochrane. His mission is simple: infiltrate the remote submarine base in eastern Russia's Avacha Bay, locate the MI6 agent operating under the codename 'Svelte', and decode his message - or die trying. It's a near impossible task, even for a man who carries the codename Spartan, a title given to only the most effective and deadliest Western intelligence officers. Will successfully locates the base, but finds Svelte near death, his last words a final clue: 'Only Sentinel can stop him.' Meanwhile, political and economic tensions between the U.S. and Russia are rising by the day, with both sides rounding up known enemy sleeper agents within their borders for interrogation. Now it's up to Will - with the help of the top-secret joint CIA-MI6 Spartan Section - to uncover the true meaning of Svelte's message and discover the identity of the legendary operative known only as 'Sentinel'.
|Publication date:||5th December 2013|
|Publisher:||Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Primary Genre||Espionage and Spy Thriller|
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 ...More About Matthew Dunn