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Reading SPYCATCHER took me back to my long ago youth when I'd started reading the James Bond novels and my first John Le Carre, THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD. I don't mean this is a copy of those, but it's one of the better spy novels that I've read in years. It's a modern day take on those previously mentioned stories with today's villains and today's modern instruments/weapons.
Will Cochrane is an agent of MI6, a one of a kind agent that has gone through specialized training in the "Spartan" program and earned the code name Spartan. There's never more than one agent at a time with that designation and he's pretty autonomous within ranks answerable to only one man, and just barely at that.
After a botched mission in the States, where his boss is unhappy with him killing his charge, at the man's own insistence, rather than allowing him to fall into the hands of Iranian agents, and receiving three bullets himself, he's sent after recovery, mostly, back to the States to see his opposite number in the CIA. The two men had known Will's father and knew how he'd died(on a mission all three had participated in).
Word has come down that a new Iranian terrorist plot is being planned. All that is known is that it will be in either Germany or the United States. And the man behind it is the one last seen in Will's father's company years before(thirty years ago). They don't even know his real name, only rumors gathered over the years.
Will's job is to find this man and find out what he's planning.
Author Matthew Dunn's is a former member of MI6 and knows about what he writes. I liked his style, simple and straightforward. It kept me interested as the plot moved along and he throws a surprise or two in along the way.