"Waking the dead assassin is never a good idea"
Reviewed by Shellie Surles
Posted February 25, 2018
Suspense Psychological | Thriller Military
A year ago Will Cochrane fell from the Brooklyn Bridge to his
death. He did it on camera, in front of many witnesses. No
one believes he is alive. If that is true, then why are so
many are trying to prove he is? Special Agent Gage is one of
them. She hunted Cochrane and does not believe he is guilty
of the crimes he is accused of, the killing of cops and
innocents. Crimes many people use to justify his suicide.
SA Gage simply wants the truth about Cochrane.
Will Cochrane did not commit those crimes, yet he did kill
the man who committed them before he jumped off the bridge.
Since then he has laid low, he became a bookseller and has not
interfered with the dangerous world of spies. He has been
Until, he is contacted by a former colleague and friend,
Unwin Fox. Will is not sure if it is a cry for help or an
attempt to pull him out into the open. The world should
have left well enough alone, because when Fox is murdered,
trying to warn Will, Cochrane is determined to find the
killer and set things right at any cost.
Cochrane along with the three other most deadly spymasters
in the world and a deep cover operative, Kay Ash work
together to discover the truth and set it right. What they
find, is that danger and corruption go to the highest
Will Cochrane has developed so much as a character over the
years. I have to admit though the first books were good, I
wasn't previously as excited about a release as I have
become over time. ACT OF BETRAYAL seems to sum up all the
other books and then give them a slightly different
direction in which to go.
All of us who read thrillers hope our hero can have a normal
life. Somehow just step away, but it is never that easy. I
only hope the Matthew Dunn is able to blend the shocking
ending into the next stage of the series without a major
personal catastrophy. That's all I will say so I don't give
anything away. ACT OF BETRAYAL has a strong storyline, with
excitement, loyalty and trust only a certain group of people
can have with each other.
From the moment Cochrane is drawn back into the life you see
his brilliant mind work and keep him playing the game always
one step ahead. His strength comes from the goodness he
should not have and the fact that even his adversaries come
to love and respect him. It's amazing that people who should
hate him, will do anything to help him. Matthew Dunn has
created a man we all want to get behind and support. ACT OF
BETRAYAL is his masterpiece to that character and what he
has done over the previous books. You don't need to read the
previous stories to enjoy ACT OF BETRAYAL, but I would
suggest it, watching both the character and the author grow
is truly enjoyable.
In this riveting entry in the celebrated thriller series,
former intelligence operative Will Cochraneâ€”a "ruthless
yet noble" (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram) man from whom "Bond
and Bourne could learn a thing or two" (Madison County
Herald)â€”comes out of hiding to expose a conspiracy
involving a past assassination that reaches to the
highest echelons of the U.S. government.
Three years ago, intelligence officer Will Cochrane was
brought in by a Delta Force colonel to assassinate a
terrorist financier in Berlin. After the job, the
commander vanished, and hasnâ€™t been heard from since. The
details donâ€™t quite add up, and one of the CIA agents who
was involved has been investigating the mission. He
reaches out to Will for help, but before they can
connect, the CIA man is poisoned.
Will is determined to uncover the truth about Berlin,
even if it means putting himself in the crosshairs.
Framed for multiple murders, the skilled former spy has
gone deep underground to evade his enemies and the feds.
But honor and loyalty to his old colleague thrust him
into danger once again.
When Marsha Gage at the FBI discovers that Cochraneâ€”one
of Americaâ€™s Most Wantedâ€”has resurfaced, she immediately
launches a manhunt, and she wonâ€™t stop until she brings
the former CIA/MI6 operative in.
With time running out, Cochrane will use all of his
training and formidable skills to outmaneuver the FBI and
uncover a shocking conspiracy that will rock the
foundations of our nation . . . if he can stay alive.
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