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DAVID HAGBERG is a former Air Force cryptographer who has traveled extensively in Europe, the Arctic, and the Caribbean, and has spoken at CIA functions. He has published more than twenty novels of suspense, including the bestselling Allah's Scorpion, Dance with the Dragon, and The Expediter. He makes his home in Sarasota, Florida.

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  • Series: McGarvey (Book 17)
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Forge Books (March 25, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765320223
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765320223
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.3 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #875,184 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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DAVID HAGBERG is a former Air Force cryptographer who has traveled extensively in Europe, the Arctic, and the Caribbean and has spoken at CIA functions. He has published more than twenty novels of suspense, including the bestselling Joshua's Hammer, Soldier of God, and Allah's Scorpion. He makes his home in Sarasota, Florida.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Melvin Hunt on April 18, 2014
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Kirk McGarvey is teaching at a college in Florida called New College. He has a visitor from the Voltaire Society. He wants McGarvey's help in locating a diary and key. McGarvey tells the man that he is retired and does not want to participate. The man from the Voltaire starts his car and it explodes and
kills the man. Two college students are killed as well.McGarvey becomes involved in a gunfight with members of the CNI and the Hospitallers. There are many
deaths as a result of the gunfight. The next person to make an entrance is Maria Leon. She is hunting for the diary as well. You also have the appearance of
some skilled professional assassins. One's name is al-Rashid and Derostos. This makes for an exciting read. This book also has a unique ending. Be sure to read it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David Turrentine on May 4, 2014
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Really! Did you have to have 27 murder/kills in this book. Did I count wrong? Were there only 26? Maybe there were 28 or even 30. One loses count after awhile. Many of the people (women and children included) were just killed for convenience or because they were just in the way, not necessary. It's like author Hagberg just wanted to kill people. A lot of the killings just didn't make sense. I still gave it four stars because I really like the McGarvey character. I've read all the Hagberg books, but this one disappointed me with the extreme senseless killing.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By JJG on April 2, 2014
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One of the techniques writers use is to just get that first draft down. Regurgitate the words, just let them splash on the page. Then once you've expelled everything, you can go back and clean up.

Blood Pact reads like the vomit version. Didn't he have an editor vet this? Someone who said, "Y'know, maybe having the plane engines spool down, the man have a soccer player's build, an Englishman's fair complexion and rich Oxford accent, say goodbye to the flight crew, pick up a single Louis Vuitton leather bag, go down the plane's stairs and then walk to a waiting Bentley coupe all in the same sentence, might not be the easiest way to tell a story.

The bad guys -- and there are plenty of them -- from the Vatican, their Knights of Malta assassins, Fidel Castro's illegitimate daugther(who?), the Voltaire Society(who've been dispatching their enemies since the 1850s), a Mexican cartel and an international Saudi oil coalition headed by a, gasp!, evil prince -- are written pretty much as blockheads or as conveniences to advance the plot. For example a wily spy sees another spy that he can't really identify in a car. So what does he do? He honks his horn. And what does the other spy do? Why she spins all the way around and looks out her rear window. Thus giving him a ideally framed photo op to not only capture her face but her license plate as well. D'oh. If you were on a stake-out, wouldn't you be hunkered down? And if you heard a horn behind you wouldn't you look in your side view or rear view mirrors? Instead of spinning all the way around and possibly being garrotted by your seat belt?

The bad guy, Dorestos is nearly seven feet tall and he moves so fast, we are reminded of it constantly. I counted six different times before I stopped -- "..in a blur...
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Gold, Assassins, the Catholic Church, Castro’s Daughter—Let’s do a Treasure Hunt McGarvey style.
David Hagberg’s Blood Pact is a sequel to Castro’s Daughter with a bit more believability woven into the plot. Like the energizer bunny, Kirk McGarvey at 50 just keeps on going and going and going! He’s now a special operative force of one fighting for truth, justice and the American Way (Superman watch out!). He is now the only adult person remaining in his family, after his wife, daughter and son in-law were viciously killed by assassins. As such, he vows to protect his young granddaughter Audie at all costs. The light appears to have gone out of McGarvey’s high intensity life. In Blood Pact, Mr. Hagberg carefully weaves together several treasure hunting stories by introducing an eclectic group of assassins and other questionable miscreants all seeking to solve the mystery of the lost Indian gold known as the 7 Cities of Cibola. In typical Hagberg literary style, all the evil doers are slowly killed off by Kirk McGarvey who eventually rules supreme. The ultimate conclusion of Blood Pact leaves a lot to be desired though, leaving this reader with a feeling of much ado about very little.
No gratuitous sex, language or violence. An interesting story that never really quenched this writers reading appetite. Sure the good guys win—don’t they always—but what about the gold? Story’s conclusion left much to be desired!!
Character development was shallow. Not sure how Mr. Hagberg is going to further flesh out Kirk McGarvey, but he has to do something as Kirk is becoming more and more one dimensional.
3 stars and wait for the paperback. I like David Hagberg and I like protagonist Kirk McGarvey (the old Kirk) but come on Mr. Hagberg more cowbell (literary beef) PLEASE.
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It was ok but not one of his best. Kept getting bogged down with inconsequental happenings and seemed repetative thruout.
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Cheryl,

I've never heard of the story "Icky" either but I like that theme! Slug creatures possessing people for benign purposes? Almost like Invasion Of The Body Snatchers but with benevolent invaders. I'll have to do some research on that one.

My short icky bug stories (actually ghost and supernatural, and no actual bugs) should be available on Amazon. You also might be able to get them through the Henderson Writer's Group web site. We just had all of them available the past three days at the Las Vegas Writer's Conference. Well, come to think of it, the first of my West Virginia Triology was published by the Highland Writer's Group out of Indiana and it's probably not in print anymore. You can write to me privately by contacting me at my Facebook page and from there I can give you a way to contact
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