September 2011 Indie Next List
“At last! Here is an espionage thriller that is as suspenseful as Forsyth's Day of the Jackal, as cunning as le Carre's Little Drummer Girl, and as relevant as the front page of today's newspaper. Let's hope this is just the first of many more novels by this obviously multitalented former MI6 agent!”
— Ellen Klein, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA
Great talent, great imagination, and real been-there done-that authenticity make this one of the year's best thriller debuts.
Not since Fleming charged Bond with the safety of the world has the international secret agent mystique been so anchored with an insider's reality.
Noah Boyd, New York Times bestselling author of Agent X and The Bricklayer
A real spy proves he is a real writer and a truly deft and inventive one. Spycatcher is a stunning debut.
Ted Bell, New York Times bestselling author of Warlord
A real life former field officer, Matthew Dunn makes an extraordinary debut with Spycatcher, a masterwork of international espionage fiction that crackles with electrifying authenticity. Fans of Daniel Silva, Robert Ludlum, Brad Thor, and Vince Flynn will be on the edge of their seats as intelligence agent Will Cochrane working on a joint covert mission for the CIA and MI6 sets out to capture a brilliant and ruthless Iranian spy. Timely and gripping, Spycatcher rockets the reader into a shadowy world of terrorism and counter-terrorism, and holds them in an iron grip until the last pulse-pounding page is turned.
“Great talent, great imagination, and real been-there done-that authenticity make this one of the year’s best thriller debuts. Highly recommended.”
“Not since Fleming charged Bond with the safety of the world has the international secret agent mystique been so anchored with an insider’s reality. The pacing in Matthew Dunn’s Spycatcher is frenetic, and the plotting is meticulous as it continually doubles back on itself.”
-Noah Boyd, author of Agent X and The Bricklayer
“Once in a while an espionage novelist comes along who has the smack of utter authenticity. Few are as daring as Matthew Dunn, fewer still as up-to-date. This isn’t the Cold War, this isn’t even the last ten years, it’s the CIA and MI6 as they are now.”
-John Lawton, author of A Lily of the Field and Black Out