Monday, September 26, 2011

Review : Spycatcher

Spycatcher by Matthew Dunn. William Morrow, 2011. (Published August 9, 2011)

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Spycatcher is the debut novel of Matthew Dunn, a former MI6 field officer. The main character is Will Cochrane, the top MI6 agent of his age. His MI6 handler assigns him to a joint MI6 / CIA mission to capture an Iranian terrorist mastermind code-named Megiddo. Megiddo is so masterful that only Cochrane has any hope of getting to him before he unleashes a monstrous attack. The mission soon becomes both personal and professional as Cochrane tracks Megiddo across Europe and to the U.S. while avoiding his own execution.

Matthew Dunn obviously has the expertise to create a realistic tale of international espionage. Luckily for the reader, he is also an excellent writer and weaves a compelling and heart racing narrative. Cochrane is a natural agent who follows his own instincts even when they run counter to his direct orders. The twists and turns kept me at the edge of my seat until the very end wondering if Will could really succeed in defeating Megiddo and his men with only his own wits and a small, out-manned band of American soldiers.

If you are a fan of thrillers, you will certainly love Spycatcher. Matthew Dunn has certainly made his mark on the genre, and I can’t wait to see what he gives us next.

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  1. This sounds like an amazing debut novel.

  2. This sounds like the ultimate movie I would love. I don't think I have read an espionage thriller, definitely adding to Wishlist.