Series: Spycather #3
Publisher: William Morrow
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Source: I received an e-arc from the publisher
Master spy Will Cochrane must catch a missing Russian defector as well as one of Europe’s deadliest assassins in this action-packed follow-up to Sentinel, written by real life former field officer Matthew Dunn.
Will Cochrane monitors the nighttime streets of Gdansk, Poland—waiting for the appearance of a Russian defector, a man bearing a top secret document, who Will believes is about to step out of the cold and into the hands of Polish authorities. But suddenly everything goes sideways. The target shows up, but so does a team from Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) hell-bent on keeping the man from walking. Then, in a hail of crossfire, a van speeds into the melee and snatches the defector out from under them all. Everyone wants the man and the codes he carries—but now he’s gone and it’s up to Will and his CIA/MI6 team to find him before the Russians.
Will tracks both the missing Russian and his kidnappers, believing the defector has his own warped agenda. But soon it’s apparent that the real perpetrator could be someone much more powerful: a former East German Stasi officer who instigated a super-secret pact between Russian and US generals almost twenty years ago. An agreement, which if broken for any reason, was designed to unleash the world’s deadliest assassin.
Then Will learns that the Russians have tasked their own ‘spycatcher’—an agent just as ruthless and relentless as Will—to retrieve the document. Now Will knows that he faces two very clever and deadly adversaries, who will stop at nothing to achieve their aims.
I always van enjoy a good spy novel. For one reason it is ok to read them out of order in series. This is the third book in the series but it is not a problem in this case, but after reading Slingshot I will check out the other books in this series because I really liked this one.
Slingshot is full of action and full of complicated subplots. In the beginning I was wondering where these plots were going because they are a bit too well worked out, a bit tidious, at times but in the end it all comes together. And the most important thing is that Slingshot is not a fast or easy read. You have to pay attention or you will get lost in all the characters and the plots. But that is just what makes this story so great.
I am not going to get into the story because the synopsis is pretty clear, telling more would give the story away and I do not want to do that. This book is worth your time to read.
My rating: 4/5
The publisher is kind enough to offer both Slingshot and Spycatcher, the first book in the series.
* This giveaway is US only (publishers request)
* This giveaway willl end Sunday July 14th 2013
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