Wednesday, October 24, 2012



By Matthew Dunn
William Morrow, 2012. 313 pgs. Fiction

Tensions are brewing between the United States and Russia and a double British agent in the Russia submarine division has uncovered a plot that one of Britain’s own is setting things in motion to create war between the countries. Special agent Will Crochrane is called in to rendezvous with the agent to vary the information, only to find the agent brutally stabbed and with his last breathe saying only Sentinel can stop it. It’s up to Will to find Sentinel and of course, save the world from nuclear warfare.  

This second installment in the Spycatcher series has tighter editing and more realistic outcomes (unlike in Spycatcher, when Will was shot in the stomach three times and two days later flying out on a mission with some pain killers. But than again, we expect that of Bond, so why not all agents?) Unfortunately with that, Dunn also has softened up Will’s character a bit, but I think Will will turn around by the next novel. Don’t get me wrong, I still thoroughly enjoyed the book and look forward eagerly to the next installment. One of the best new series I have read this year.


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