Sentinel (Spycatcher #2)
The United States and Russia are on the brink of war and only Will Cochrane�the master spy introduced in the critically acclaimed Spycatcher�can find and unmask the diabolical double agent responsible for it all in this enthralling espionage thriller, written by a real-life former field officer.
Fourteen days ago, CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, received a crypti...more
I really hate starting books in the middle of the series because my view of that book may not be fair. But... judging from the reviews of others on this website I may not have missed much. This book is about a spy who's chasing another spy. Enough said? Need more? Well that's all there was. The chracters were all one-dimensional and the writing was so-so. Given my hang ups... I did actually like the book.
There's nonstop action and gruesome moments in this book t...more
Our main character, MI-6 agent Will Cochrane, is back in action and asked to decode a partial message that was received at CIA headquarters in Virginia. The message is from a deep cover agent located in Russia and reads: He has betrayed us and wants to go...more
From the back cover: The United States and Russia are on the brink of war and only Will Cochrane—the master spy introduced in the critically acclaimed Spycatcher—can find and unmask the diabolical double agent responsible for it all in this enthralling espionage thriller, written by a real-life former field officer.
Fourteen days ago, CIA...more
When Sentinel opens, a Russian undercover operative for MI6 makes his way through a dense, sleet pounded forest to send a message saying only “He has betrayed us and wants to go to war.” When Will Cochrane infiltrates the remote Rybachy base in order to locate the submarine captain, codenamed “Svelte”, Will finds him in his quarters, mortally injured, and with his dying breath, Svelte names the man responsible for his attack...more
Dunn is a former MI6 field officer (a British agent/spy), and his hero in these Spycatcher novels is Will Cochrane, also a master spy, of course. Cochrane is more of a free-lance spy-for-hire than Dunn apparently was, but he's a good guy, a good...more
Matthew Dunn brings first-hand spy kn...more
I had fun reading this book. The plot is fast-paced, if requiring a little suspension of disbelief. Sure, the characters are no deeper than in most spy movies. But there is plenty of in-depth detail on weaponry (lost on me) and on the geography, society and security organizations of Russia. (Brought back fond memories of my time in Moscow...more
I guess what rubs me the wrong way is that large portions of the book want to be a screenplay rather than a novel. The language can get choppy and overly descriptive. I also don't need...more
"Sentinel” may be the scariest book I have ever read because it sounds so plausible. That may be because the author, Matthew Dunn, spent five years in the British Secret Intelligence Service as a field operative. During the time that Matthew served, he ran 70 missions, all of which were successful. According to his biography, “Medals are never awarded to modern M16 officers, but Matthew was the recipient of a very rare personal commendation from the Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwea...more
That general plot description could apply to many of the novels written during the Cold War era. We've trodden this ground before - the question becomes whether Dunn does so in such a way that we don't mind all that much.
On the good sid...more
This time out, Will Cochrane, code name Spartan, is sent into Russia to a submarine base to find as asset that got out a hurried, cryptic message, "He has betrayed us and wants to go to war."
He arrives to find the base being taken over by parachuting Russian troops. They were looking for someone and Will knew it must be who he was there to see. Only two people knew he was in Russia and Will trusted both.
Characters were well developed and were easy to get into. Found it hard to put the book down once I got into the story line. Will have to get his first Spycatcher book that he wrote. Have never read a spy novel before but found myself getting pullind into the description of the terrain and cities of Russia and Eastern Europe. Very enjoyable book and would recommned to anyone.