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The Spy House (Spycatcher Series #5)

The Spy House (Spycatcher Series #5)

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by Matthew Dunn

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In the fifth electrifying thriller featuring Will Cochrane, the Intelligence agent must solve the unsolvable: How did four international agents working on a super-secret mission die in a safe house bunker that was locked from the inside?

Critics have called Will Cochrane a “ruthless yet noble” (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram), “one-man


In the fifth electrifying thriller featuring Will Cochrane, the Intelligence agent must solve the unsolvable: How did four international agents working on a super-secret mission die in a safe house bunker that was locked from the inside?

Critics have called Will Cochrane a “ruthless yet noble” (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram), “one-man weapon of mass destruction” (Daily Telegraph)—a brilliant agent from whom “Bond and Bourne could learn a thing or two” (Madison County Herald). His latest assignment will plunge him into the thorny politics of the Middle East. The stakes: averting a war that could engulf the world in flames.

When the Israeli ambassador to France is shot dead in Paris by an unknown sniper, the Israeli government blames Hamas and begins planning a massive invasion to obliterate the terrorist organization once and for all. To avoid an all-out war, three members of the UN Security Council—the United States, France, and the United Kingdom—assemble a team of intelligence agents to uncover the truth behind the assassination.

But when the team stops responding and all four agents are found dead in a bunker locked from the inside, they turn to freelance intelligence operative Will Cochrane for answers. To find out what really happened in the Paris shooting and in the bunker and prevent an unwinnable war, Cochrane will use his years of knowledge and experience to unravel the truth . . . and maybe just keep himself alive. 

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In Dunn’s slow-developing fifth novel featuring Will Cochrane (after 2014’s Dark Spies), the assassination of Israel’s French ambassador puts Israel on the brink of waging a war to end Hamas. Adm. Tobias Mason, an adviser to the U.S. president, creates a joint intelligence outpost in Beirut manned by four top agents—French, British, American, and Israeli—to discover whether Hamas was responsible for the assassination. When the four are found shot dead in their operational headquarters, it appears that American agent Roger Koenig killed them before being killed himself. Mason tasks Cochrane, now a free agent no longer attached to the CIA-MI6 Task Force S, to investigate. A mysterious and shadowy figure known only as Thales puts two able men in motion to stop Cochrane. In addition, a mole in Mason’s office monitor’s Cochrane’s every move. A subplot involving a 12-year-old West Bank youth adds some suspense to this otherwise routine spy thriller. Agent: Luigi Bonomi, Luigi Bonomi Associates (U.K.). (Oct.)
“Another page-turner… A locked-room twist on the espionage novel… Dunn maintains his up-tempo pace without sacrificing character development and while allowing the tension to build incrementally. The ending makes clear that another entry in the series is on the way, and it can’t arrive fast enough.”
Iron Mountain Daily News
“A timely story of espionage and intrigue… Chilling.”
“For those who love a good twist, there’s not one but three at the very end (even to the last sentence of the story). Nobody is who they seem, except perhaps Will Cochrane.”
Library Journal
With the Israeli ambassador to France assassinated in Paris and Israel planning a massive strike against presumed perpetrator Hamas, France, the UK, and the United States assemble a team of intelligence agents to determine what really happened. Then all four agents are found dead in a locked bunker, and icily daring freelance intelligence operative Will Cochrane is called in to solve everything. Cochrane's next breathtaking case after Dark Spies.

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HarperCollins Publishers
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Spycatcher Series , #5
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6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

As an MI6 field officer, Matthew Dunn recruited and ran agents, coordinated and participated in special operations, and acted in deep-cover roles throughout the world. He operated in environments where, if 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 rare personal commendation from the secretary of state for work he did on one mission, which was deemed so significant that it directly influenced the success of a major international incident.

During his time in MI6, Matthew conducted approximately seventy missions. All of them were successful. He currently lives in England, where he is at work on his next novel.

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The Spy House (Spycatcher Series #5) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
4 men of various military forces from the around the world, are found brutally killed behind a locked and sealed door underground. Sounds a bit like some math or science puzzle but that is precisely behind the premise behind Matthew Dunn's latest novel The Spy House, the fifth book in the Spycatcher series. I have truly loved this entire series that takes readers into the life of William Cochrane, (think of Jason Bourne or Ethan Hunt) who has at this point been asked to leave the MI6 and CIA after serving so many years for both organizations. He has become a bit of a liability that they can't control. But just what can a man do now after this has become who he is? He contracts out his work now so he doesn't have to answer to anyone but that also means that he isn't provided with the creature comforts he was used to in order to accomplish his goal. This mission takes on a bit of a personal nature when Will learns that the man they are accusing of being guilty is his mentor and best friend. There is no possibility that the blame that they are placing on him is true and besides taking on this contract, he is also taking on the personal responsibility to oversee the investigation. This has all come to a culmination when an Israeli Ambassador to France is killed in cold blood by what some believe is a Hamas sniper in a Paris square. Israel wants to retaliate, but they lack the facts to connect these crimes to Hamas with 100% certainty. They have given the U.S. two weeks to provide the hard cold facts in this matter, before they launch their own mission against those they believe responsible and if they do so, it will put the U.S. in a position to choose what side they will support. A matter that could potentially led the entire world into a third world war. Now it's a race against time for Will to provide the answers but likely all could espionage thrillers, there are those that wish to prevent that from happening and soon the body count not only begins to rise, but becomes personal in nature to Will as well. I received The Spy House by Matthew Dunn compliments of William Morrow, a division of Harper Collins Publishers for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation, aside from a free copy of this book, in exchange for my honest review. This truly falls into the lines of such notable authors as Ian Fleming and John LeCarrè, so fans of their literary works will love this entire series. Some readers might take offense to the profanity used in this novel, so with that being said, I wanted to disclose that about the novel. It strikes me as odd how this novel came out just before the terrorists strikes in Paris and helps you understand the dark undercover work that our nations leaders use to help prevent things like this from happening, but they can't always prevent. I love that Matthew Dunn writes from the experience as a former MI6 officer and thus brings that sense of realism to his series. For me this one rates a 4 out of 5 stars in my opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Make the books free because l am only10 years old
Dalai-Momma-Drama More than 1 year ago
I received this book, The Spy House via giveaway in exchange for an honest review. I love books with mystery...crime mysteries...something to solve by the end of the book. This book certainly has all the suspense, intrigue and drama that a good spy/mystery/crime/thriller should have. I did not know what to expect from this book. I have never read anything by Matthew Dunn...I have never read from this series...but after this one, I am def on the hunt for the other 4. A movie playing out in my head the entire time I read through the story and oh how exciting it was. Suspense, government corruption, super secret missions..it's all there. A quick read and a good one at that. I love books that grip me from beginning to end. I completely recommend this book and look forward to checking out more books in this series.