by William Hunter

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While in England on an unsanctioned assignment, Sean Garrett witnesses the shooting of a distinguished Cambridge professor by elite contract killer David Laurent. With his cover blown, Garrett is on the run from an assassin desperate to erase his tracks, and authorities who believe he is responsible for the murder.

Banastre Montjoy, a burned-out head of section at the Secret Intelligence Service, is in a race himself to discover if the scholar's death is linked to a bombing of the London Underground a year earlier. Montjoy's nemesis, the power-hungry and scheming Berwyn Rees, seeks to drum his rival out of MI6, while maneuvering to become deputy chief.

With time running out, SOG operators Tre Ward and Brian Bishop are sent in by the CIA to locate and extract Garrett. As Laurent, MI5, and Scotland Yard close in on their target, Montjoy uncovers a devastating secret, one that someone inside the British government has sought to keep buried since World War II.

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BN ID: 2940159114990
Publisher: William Hunter
Publication date: 08/11/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

William Hunter was born and raised in South Carolina. After graduating from the University of South Carolina with a BA in history, he took an MA at the University of Warwick, and an MPhil, and PhD, at the University of Cambridge. He taught early American and Revolutionary War history at several universities before leaving academia to write fiction full-time. Hunter has lived and worked in Scotland, England, Germany, and Switzerland, and now resides with his family in the mountains of North Carolina. Prior to finishing school, he played soccer professionally in Europe and the U.S., and in his spare time is a NOLS Wilderness First Responder. His debut novel, Sanction, has been named Best Indie Thrillers of 2017 by Kirkus Reviews, and Best Books of 2017 by BlueInk Review.

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Sanction 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite In Sanction, William Hunter sets his crime thriller in the United Kingdom. Sean Garrett is on an unofficial mission there when he witnesses the murder of a reputable Cambridge professor by a well-known contract killer, David Laurent. His cover is blown and he has to get as far as possible from a killer who wants to leave no traces behind. The head of the Secret Intelligence Service is trying to find out if there is a connection between the murder of the professor and a bombing that took place a year earlier. While CIA operatives Tre Ward and Brian Bishop are on a desperate mission to locate and extract Garrett, Montjoy, the head of the SIS, makes a discovery that will blow the minds of readers, a dangerous secret that has been buried since WWII. William Hunter introduces readers to an array of characters, each with a solid background and depth of personality. The writing has great emotional resonance, semantic richness, and essential depth. I love stories that are well-plotted and Sanction never disappointed. Right from the very first page, the reader is already enticed by the elements of suspense that define the pulse of the story. This one is a veritable tour de force and Hunter reveals himself as a master of the craft, one whose name should appear alongside the likes of James Patterson and Lee Child. The story is intelligently constructed and the execution is faultless, a gripping plot with swift turns that will grip the reader.