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The Spycatcher

The Spycatcher

A new breed of spy is born . . . Stunning debut from a real-life James Bond – ‘Great talent, great imagination, and real been-there-done-that authenticity’ Lee Child

Its existence is no more than a rumour – a ghost force unbound by rules. Deniable, and devastatingly effective, MI6’s Spartan Section is the West’s last line of defence. And super-spy Will Cochrane is their most prized asset – and deadliest weapon.

When intelligence reveals the trace of a terrorist mastermind, Cochrane is dispatched to hunt him down and prevent an attack that apparently has only one objective: Armageddon.

In a world where trust is precious, betrayal cheap, and violent death the ultimate price to pay, Will Cochrane has never been outplayed by his enemies … so far.

[Published in hardback as SPARTAN]
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On Sale: 16th August 2012

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781409121299

Reviews

Dunn, a former M16 officer, fashions a hero who looks poised to give Lee Child's Jack Reacher a run for his readers ... a twisty, cleverly crafted work
KIRKUS REVIEWS (USA)
A nail-biting, edge of your seat page-turner. Matthew Dunn is an explosive new talent
SIMON KERNICK
Excellent ... 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
Readers will want to see more of Dunn's distinctive hero, "the ultimate killer of killers"
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (US)
A thriller with fast action, a great villain, several twists and turns, and enough ambiguity to escape the many obvious pitfalls of genre cliché ... the book pushes forward relentlessly
IRRISTIBLE TARGETS
This debut novel has the ring of verisimilitude ... no nonsense, pulse-pounding ... readers will want to spend more time in the company of Matthew Dunn's tough agent Will Cochrane
CRIMETIME
Plenty of fireworks, a suitably anguished 21st-century hero and snappy tradecraft make this an intelligent and entertaining summer read. But what really gives [it] the edge is the author: Matthew Dunn is a highly commended former MI6 field operative ... and the first to write a thriller. This feels solid and authentic
FINANCIAL TIMES
A terrific thriller with a superb new hero. Written by a man with the credentials to back him up... oozes class. Bond and Bourne can take a back seat...
MATT HILTON
Like le Carre and Fleming before him Dunn is the real thing, a former member of SIS turned fictional chronicler of the secret world. His though is a more muscular creation than Smiley, or even Bond. Meet Will Cochrane, a one man weapon of mass destruction; 007 is a cocktail-sipping lush compared with Cochrane
DAILY TELEGRAPH
I made the mistake of starting Dunn's novel at 10 o'clock last evening. In no time flat my mind was trapped by the turns of this intense thriller ... this is one of the most startling thriller debuts I've encountered
THE RAP SHEET
Great talent, great imagination, and real been-there done-that authenticity make this one of the year's best thriller debuts. Highly recommended
LEE CHILD