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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (326 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Matthew Dunn Narrator: Rich Orlow Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Spycatcher Novels Release Date:
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Matthew Dunn spent years as an MI6 field operative working on some of the West’s most clandestine missions. He recruited and ran agents, planned and participated in special operations, and operated deep undercover throughout the world. In Spycatcher he draws on this fascinating experience to breathe urgent, dynamic new life into the contemporary spy novel.

Featuring deft and daring superspy Will Cochrane, Dunn paints a nerve-jangling, bracingly authentic picture of today’s secret world. It is a place where trust is precious and betrayal is cheap—and where violent death is the reward for being outplayed by your enemy.

Will Cochrane, the CIA’s and MI6’s most prized asset and deadliest weapon, has known little outside this world since childhood. And he’s never been outplayed—so far.

Will’s controllers task him with finding and neutralizing one of today’s most wanted terrorist masterminds, a man believed to be an Iranian Revolutionary Guard general. Intending to use someone from the man’s past to flush him out of the shadows, Will believes he has the perfect plan, but he soon discovers, in a frantic chase from the capitals of Europe to New York City, that his adversary has more surprises in store and is much more treacherous than anyone he has ever faced—and survived—up to now.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of the year’s best thriller…Highly recommended.” 

    Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Dunn, a former M16 officer, fashions a Nietzschean hero who looks poised to give Lee Child’s Jack Reacher a run for his readers.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A plot with plenty of action and lots of twists and turns…Nonstop action and relentless danger.” 

    Associated Press

  • “Terse conversations infused with subtle power plays, brutal encounters among allies with competing agendas, and forays into hostile territory orchestrated for clockwork efficiency…A stylish debut.” 

    Washington Post

  • “[Spycatcher] will have you on the edge of your seat.” 

    Philadelphia Intelligencer

  • “The cat-and-mouse game [is] a real surprise. An icy-edged psychological thriller.”

    Library Journal

  • Selected for the September 2011 Indie Next List
  • A 2012 Barry Award Nominee for Best Thriller

Listener Reviews

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Karen | 2/14/2014

    " Written by a real spy - a member of Britain's MI5. Interesting for that reason. But the guy is a male chauvinist and has no understanding of women and so the female characters were completely artificial and made the book flat for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Laura Hoffman Brauman | 2/7/2014

    " Excellent spy novel. Will Cochrane is MI6's most elite agent. He is assigned a joint mission with the US to prevent a major terrorist attack by Iran. The mission is both professional and personal as the man he seeks has ties to his own past. Very fast-paced and action-packed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Clint | 2/1/2014

    " I know some of the reviews aren't very positive for this book, but I really liked it. I agree that the main character seems indestructable, which I find in alot of thrillers, but the story was interesting and since it was written by a MI6 operative, I would be interested to know if situations like the story in the book have really happened and how often. I think that there are numerous terroism attempts that we just dont hear about. Anyway, I thought it was a pretty good first book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Roxy | 1/18/2014

    " I think I held my breath for the last 150 pages of this book! I would read another book by this author and am now searching for some MI6 stories... "

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About the Author

Matthew Dunn, as an MI6 field officer, recruited and ran agents, coordinated and participated in special operations, and acted in deep-cover roles throughout the world. He operated in highly hostile environments, where if compromised and captured, he would have been executed. Dunn was trained in all aspects of intelligence collection, deep-cover deployments, small-arms, explosives, military unarmed combat, surveillance, and infiltration. Medals are never awarded to modern MI6 officers, but Dunn was the recipient of a very rare personal commendation from the secretary of state for foreign and commonwealth affairs for work he did on one mission, which was deemed so significant that it directly influenced the successful conclusion of a major international incident. During his time in MI6, Dunn conducted approximately seventy missions. All of them were successful. He lives in England.

About the Narrator

Rich Orlow is a film, television, and voice actor. Among his audiobook narrations are The Outsider by Jimmy Connors, House Rules by Jodi Picoult, and Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.