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SpyCo #6

Assignment: Dublin

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It was supposed to be a simple training mission. But it didn't turn out that way.

When Agents Archer and Fox undertake the field training for SpyCo's newest recruit, they could never have imagined how wrong things could go. A familiar foe has come into view, bringing along a new and dangerous threat. With Burke and Perry temporarily out of action, reinforcements are not an option, leaving the training team on their own against ever-mounting odds.

The action runs fast and fierce in this blazing new addition to the SpyCo thriller series. New dangers, higher stakes, more evil villains...and somebody won't make it out alive.

128 pages, Kindle Edition

First published February 8, 2018

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Craig A. Hart

103 books216 followers
Craig A. Hart is a writer of thrillers. In a past life, he was also director for Northern Illinois Radio Information Service, a broadcast outreach that brought daily news and information to the visually impaired.

In 2015, Kindle Press published his literary novel BECOMING MOON. NPR affiliate Northern Public Radio featured BECOMING MOON in their Winter Book Series, and it won Best Novel of Summer 2015 from Pinnacle Awards. He is also the author of the historical mystery NIGHT AT KEY WEST, which is based on true events.

In 2016, he publishing SERENITY, the first book in the popular Shelby Alexander Thriller Series. Serenity alone has been downloaded over 400,000 times by eager readers.

In 2022, he launched the Maxwell Barnes Adventure Thriller Series, co-written with S.J. Varengo. The award-winning first book in that series, MAYAN SHADOWS, was published on May 11, 2022. Two more books follow in that series: MAYAN THUNDER and MAYAN TEMPEST.

A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Craig lives in Iowa City, Iowa with his wife, sons, insane dog, and anti-social cat.

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Author 50 books831 followers
February 10, 2018
“I was the worst. I have no idea why Moore kept me on the team after my first six months at SpyCo.”

Iowa author Craig A. Hart is both a writer and an editor: he has served as editor-in-chief for The Rusty Nail literary magazine, as manager for Sweatshoppe Media, and director of Northern Illinois Radio Information Service, an outreach that brought daily news and information to the visually impaired. His works have been published in The Orange Room Review, Voices, The Stray Branch, Red Poppy Review, The Mindful Word, Inclement, Right Hand Pointing, 7x20 Magazine, among others. In addition to writing fiction Craig has published self help manuals on writing and critiques of other writers’ works. Craig co-authors this espionage series with New York author Scott James (S.J.) Varengo, a man who attended Fordham University and the State University of New York at Potsdam with a degree in Art History. While both men are successful while writing individually, their combined talents make this series ASSIGNMENT ADVENTURE: A SPYCO NOVELLA ring with a fresh combination of unique locales and espionage.

Book 6 of the series takes us to Dunlin and includes the synopsis: – ‘Assignment: Dublin - It was supposed to be a simple training mission. But it didn't turn out that way. When Agents Archer and Fox undertake the field training for SpyCo's newest recruit, they could never have imagined how wrong things could go. A familiar foe has come into view, bringing along a new and dangerous threat. With Burke and Perry temporarily out of action, reinforcements are not an option, leaving the training team on their own against ever-mounting odds. The action runs fast and fierce in this blazing new addition to the SpyCo thriller series. New dangers, higher stakes, more evil villains...and somebody won't make it out alive.’

The novella may be short in length but long on action, ASSIGNMENT DUBLIN continues to reveal two exceptional authors, and an array of keen SpyCo tales that make this a spine tingling series of novellas.
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2,871 reviews2 followers
February 3, 2018
Wow! An amazing spy read, lots of suspense. I could not put it down. Extremely captivating and entertaining. I want to read more. Wonderfully written with great plot and strong characters. I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
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4,156 reviews73 followers
April 6, 2018
Paris, France. Amanda Pickering (spy) found out she was not going to make it to the Rue de Lyon (Opéra Bastille).
Director J. Carlton Moore was letting Amanda (SpyCo operative) know why Barton Pickering III (husband, Embassy Diplomat) would not be there to enjoy the evening with her.
Hotel Esméralda. He had been kidnapped.

When she got out of the cab to retrieve Barton’s shoe (tracking device) lights out!
Manhattan, NY. (5th Ave/East 82nd St.) Agent Perry Hall’s (SpyCo operative) alarm clock woke him & Fleming (bulldog) up.
Director Moore Perry’s “Eagle” mission is to find Amanda & Barton bring them back safely.
A nuclear bomb has also disappeared.
More than likely the Scorpions are involved.
Paris, France. Hôtel de Londres (1 Rue Augereau). Jarred Parker (aka) had checked in.
Café Marseilles. Jarred met with Michel “Henrí” Duchamp (contact, Lion).
Jarrad had found Amanda & Barton, he would not be celebrating anything ever again.
When Jarrad awoke he was bound to a chair.
Pierre Montemarche (billionaire) did not introduce himself.
But he did reveal some very important information to Jarrad.
Tick Tock.
Jarrad took out the 2 enforcers, but just like in the movies Pierre disappeared behind a hidden opening in the floor.
Flick (Scorpion Agent) called Jarrad & told him where he would be.
A huge pool of blood was all around Henrí.
Will Jarrad save Paris from doom?

Warning: This book contains extremely graphic adult content, or violence, which is only suitable for mature readers. It may be offensive or have potential adverse psychological effects on the reader.

I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review. Only an honest one.

A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written spy vs spy book. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great spy vs spy movie, or better yet a mini TV series. There is no doubt in my mind this is a very easy rating of 5 stars.

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1,691 reviews391 followers
September 10, 2018
Assignment series:
Assignment: Athens #1 - A well written little spy story. Not in Ludlum's league, but Hart does a good, simplistic job. The prologue starts the ball rolling with favors of Mr. Majestyk and The Mechanic, which made me laugh. While this isn't my favorite story, I love the other books I've read from this author, especially the Serenity Series.

If you like Assignment: Athens, prepare to get your socks knocked off with Serenity. I am curious to see if the next book in the SpyCo series will be as well written as the Serenity, which by the way are all 5-star books. 4*

Assignment: Paris #2 - Another well written spy story from a good storyteller. The characters are believable, the fast paced plot twists and the humor rampant. Mr. Majestyk is replaced with James Bond, but the story still rocks. 5*

Assignment: Istanbul #3 - Another well written little spy story. The books in this series are getting better, as most good things do with age or practice, and the reader has a fast paced, suspense filled story laced with humor. I recommend reading the series from the beginning as the well developed characters pop in and out from various books. Plus, why not, they're a fun way to spend a couple of hours. 5*

Assignment: Sydney #4 - Again, another well written, suspense filled novel that keeps the reader immersed in the story while having fun reading it, too. The characters are interesting and the plot is well thought out, plus there's the signature humor found in this series and other Hart books. 5*

Assignment: Alaska #5 - These stories get better and better. A well written, action packed, humorous novel that keeps the reader in stitches while glued to the pages. Some of the characters have returned from previous stories and get more interesting. The well thought out plot and the return of Dot makes the intrigue rock. I noticed a new coauthor and can tell a difference with his contribution.

Update: I found the coauthor did not help write this book; it was written strictly by Mr. Hart. This is my favorite book of the series so far, including Dublin #6. The other books are missing him not being the only writer, but I understand his reason. 5*

Assignment Dublin #6 – Another well written little spy story. Dot appears again; she’s my favorite character. The gang’s off again with a new assignment, which if you read the other books, you know what to expect. A quick read done in a couple hours, good for relaxing. 4*
57 reviews
February 5, 2018
WOW, best in the series, if you read this one 1st you will defiantly go back & read the rest then re read this one. The amazing Dot has you LOL then your taken through suspense, action, a sadistic bad guy & a whole roller coaster of events that keep you glued to the book. Be prepared for a late night because you won't want to put this book down there are no flat spot or fill in waffle it's all eye grabbing brain whirling reading goodness. The team of Hart & Varengo have struck gold with this series each book leaves you wanting more & this one is no exception
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872 reviews7 followers
February 11, 2018
Once again Craig Hart and S J Varengo have once again nailed it with this rather irreverent and almost retro spy thriller. The story is full of twists and 'cliffhanger' moments (literally in one case). Dot, the rather unique but absolutely hilarious handler makes another appearance, and once again steals the show from everyone else. If you like old school spy stories, thrillers or adventure books and don't mind them being a bit tongue in cheek, then I really can't recommend this book highly enough.
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November 10, 2020
The Spyco girls go on what was supposed to be a routine mission while the guys take a boating vacation ... and then everything goes sideways in this mile a minute, edge of your seat adventure.
There's plenty of action, a return appearance by an old enemy, a little romance and lots of dead bodies - pretty much what you'd expect from this bunch.
The story is well read although I did find the accents, particularly the villain, a bit over the top.
All in all, a good story and an enjoyable experience.
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276 reviews1 follower
February 4, 2018
Wow. I did not expect that!

Another fabulous Spyco adventure! This is a great group of misfits who seem to always blunder their way through. I loved Dot from her introduction and her witty oneliners never fail to make me giggle! Zmaj is a piece of work and what he did to Higgins.....OMG! I cringe just thinking about it. Great stuff Craig and Scott! Love love love them....keep 'em comin'
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125 reviews8 followers
February 8, 2018
SpyCo are ready for another mission this time its the ladies turn and they are off to Dublin. They have a new agent Charlie and want to refresh her training before her real journey begins but as always things don't turn out that way not with SpyCo.
The girls are really put to the test when one of Moore's enemies wants to take the SpyCo team down and they mean the whole team. Another fast paced thriller with lots of twists and turns.
You've done it again Craig another hit.
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Author 25 books150 followers
February 9, 2018
Craig Hart nails this genre. His bad guys are the worst and his good guys are (almost) invincible. His characters are unique. The scrapes that the SpyCo gang get themselves into compound and twist into nail biting quandries that no one could get out of--or could they? A short book and a fast read, but still manages to include a castle, a shipwreck, an attack on a tower, sharks, high body count, severed heads, and a real cliffhanger. Well done.
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309 reviews2 followers
February 9, 2018
Hart has done it again

If you want to spend a couple hours in heart pounding action, look no further. If you haven't read any other of the Spyco novels this one is just a little taste of what action awaits you. You will find all sorts of characters from the supposedly aging Dot to the freshly minted agent. Oh but not for those who have a weak stomach.
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1,215 reviews6 followers
February 9, 2018
Interesting spy story.

I liked this book because it was fast paced. The characters were interesting and different. The protagonists were well arched and I look forward to reading more about them.
196 reviews2 followers
March 16, 2018
Treachery everywhere!!!

Another super tale from a superior writer. Burke seems to find trouble everywhere, or does trouble find him...? Grab the book and follow Burke in the clutches of the grim reaper..
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April 20, 2018
Assignment: Dublin

These books keep getting better. This one was a hoot! Lots of laugh out loud moments. There’s nothing like a group of funny spy’s. Yes there is also regular spy stuff as well but the humor tempers the violence a bit. Great job guys!
46 reviews2 followers
February 25, 2018
Didn’t see that one coming! Hopefully it works itself out in the next book. Love Dot’s character, her feistiness. Cannot wait for the next installment.
9,857 reviews108 followers
March 4, 2018
Another great. Agents Archer and Fox accept assignments for Spyco. Never did they think it could end up this way. Impossible to stop reading until the end. Loved it.
898 reviews2 followers
March 14, 2018
An action thriller with a wonderful plot laced with humor, and peopled with great characters. Definitely an enjoyable read
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35 reviews
October 6, 2018
Assignment Dublin

Burke & Perry are great partners. Strong women characters, as well, which I find unusual & gratifying. I will recommend this writer to everyone.
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626 reviews2 followers
January 29, 2018
I was given an ARC copy of Assignment: Dublin by C Hart and S Varengo. I have read the previous books in the series and I think this one may be the best so far. Luckily, more are in the works. The SpyCo series is thrilling and humorous in places. The characters are well developed and have a great sense of humor themselves, well, most of them. The bad guys are really bad! Very engaging and hard to put down. The research of the locations is really great and adds so much, especially if you have been there! Super series!
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84 reviews16 followers
February 6, 2018
Received from author my review is mine. The action is fast and fierce in this blazing new addition to the SpyCo thriller series. Lots of action, twists and turns.Absolutely highly recommend reading
150 reviews2 followers
February 26, 2018
I have really enjoyed this series. I was saddened by the ending of this book but it was still a great read.
354 reviews1 follower
February 3, 2018
I received a free copy of this book from the author. I had the opportunity to review or not.

Assignment Dublin is the most exciting of the Assignment series. I read it in one sitting, which, while not uncommon with the Assignment series, was unusual for me. I don’t think I moved from start to finish. The three male protagonists, Burke, Perry and Moore are sailing on a yacht in the Atlantic when a fierce storm overturns the boat. Their immediate mission is to survive. Which they manage to accomplish.

Meanwhile, the female protagonists Dot, Lyndsey, Adabelle and new recruit, Charlie, are heading on a training mission when they become entangled with an old enemy.

The action starts early in Dublin, in the Atlantic and keeps going. It seems the whole world is after the SpyCo family. They are lured into a trap, chased by helicopters firing missiles, chased by another helicopter loaded with fighters. Everyone was everyone else dead. Some die, some survive. Find out who in this fast paced adventure.

As always, it is well written, exciting, humorous and harrowing. Craig Hart knows his profession
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