As the lazy hazy crazy days of Summer come to an end, what better way to indulge in a reading binge than enjoying a trilogy of spy novels. After reading several good reviews of Matthew Dunn’s Spycatcher series, I spent this week chasing terrorists and foiling dastardly plots. Matthew Dunn was an MI6 agent so you’ll find some surprising spycraft in these novels. But, you’ll find some excesses, too. For example, in the first book in the series, Spycatcher, Dunn’s master spy Will Cochrane (code name: Spartan) gets shot FIVE TIMES! Fortunately, he recovers to chase a Russian agent bent on starting a war with the United States in Sentinel. Will Cochrane battles a secret cabal who plans to unleash massive devastation of millions of people in Slingshot. There’s plenty of action in these books. The pages turn quickly. I can’t think of a better way to end this Summer! GRADE: B (for all three Spycatcher books)

8 thoughts on “SPYCATCHER, SENTINEL, and SLINGSHOT By Matthew Dunn

  1. George Kelley

    Jeff, I think Dunn made a rookie mistake in his first novel, SPYCATCHER, by having his master spy shot five times during the story. Of course, Mike Shayne used to get knocked out five times in his private eye adventures.

  2. Todd Mason

    I was going to wonder of three of the five shots might’ve been through the coiffure, only taking out tall hair. “Dammit, I’m going to have to get that bulletproof toupee that Emily has been after me about.”


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