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Jack D. Hunter
Thrillers & Suspense
Forge; 1st edition (April 1, 1996)
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A Tom Doherty Associates book. The setting of this novel is an America ruled by an ineffective presidency and graft-happy politicians, where citizens take up arms and settle matters themselves. Against this backdrop, a Florida reporter sets out to bring to justice the killer of his father. By the author of Sweeney's Run.

Operation Nursery," including Jack Hunter's role in it forms the basis of the nonfiction book The Axmann Conspiracy: The Nazi Plan for a Fourth Reich and How the .

is a sitting duck for a Japanese-German cabal, which figures the time. Operation Nursery," including Jack Hunter's role in it forms the basis of the nonfiction book The Axmann Conspiracy: The Nazi Plan for a Fourth Reich and How the . Army Defeated It, Berkley Books (Penguin), Sept. After the war, Hunter worked in various journalistic capacities, as a public relations executive for Du Pont, and as a speech writer in Washington .

Jack Dayton Hunter (June 4, 1921 – April 13, 2009) was an American author and artist, best known for his novel, The Blue Max, which was made into a film of the same name. Hunter was born in Hamilton, Ohio, on June 4, 1921, the son of Whitney G. and Irene Dayton Hunter. While his father, whose long career with the DuPont Company began as a paint color evaluator because of his sensitivity to colors, Hunter was red-green blind. He graduated with a . degree in journalism from Penn State University in 1943.

is a sitting duck for a Japanese-German cabal, which figures the time is ripe for a takeover of an increasingly decadent, self-indulgent, and amoral America. Frank Cooper, one of their members, a bestselling, world-famous American novelist who was one of the founders of the groups. is a patriot and a threat to their plan. Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

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Narrated by Grover Gardner. It’s the near future, and frustration and rage sweep through the alienated American middle class. All signs point to what’s being called.

Аудиокнига "Slingshot", Jack D. Hunter. Читает Grover Gardner. Jack D. Hunter16 ноября 2007 г. Blackstone Audio Inc. Мгновенный доступ к вашим любимым книгам без обязательной ежемесячной платы. Слушайте книги через Интернет и в офлайн-режиме на устройствах Android, iOS, Chromecast, а также с помощью Google Ассистента.

Discovering that his estranged father has been murdered, Florida reporter Matt Cooper teams up with fellow journalist Tina Mennen in an investigation that links his father's killing to the assassinations of several prominent politicians. Reprint.
  • Vathennece
This English spy novel seemed like the authors first book and while there were numerous examples of dubious research there was the potential for future books by this author to be more factual or believable. The main character is a James Bond type spy/assassin working for the English Security Service. His thinking and actions are not always what one would assume of the number 1 secret agent. For example, when frustrated he "stomps his foot" or "kicks a pile of snow" or "pounds his fist" etc etc.
When our spy goes to the USA and interacts with American agents the author does not know the American agency language and terminology. As an example, American agents do not refer to higher ups or their bosses as "their masters". There are numerous other examples of when the spy is in the US and working with Americans that British terminology is used. I'm surprised the Editors/Publishers did not catch these.

This author has a another book or two out and I'll try one more to see if the wring improves. If not it will be the last one I read from him.
  • Buge
I wanted to like this book. I thought it would be great to read a story by an actual spy. The story isn't the problem. The characters have some nuance and their backstories are ok. The dialogue is the problem. When the characters speak to each other, I can hardly keep reading. It's stuff that a soap opera writer would cringe at. At this point, I've been stuck at about 60% completed for two weeks and I don't think I'm going to finish it. I can only read a couple pages before I simply have to put my kindle away in frustration with the dialogue. I do hope the author gets some coaching or gets a better editor, because the plot and the characters could be interesting.
  • ZEr0
Given the author's background with MI6, I was surprised reading this book, because it quickly became apparent, after the opening gunfight in Central Park with dozens of Iranian agents, that this was not going to be the realistic spy thriller I'd expected.

It basically reads like if Frederick Forsyth wrote a James Bond novel. There are ample, accurate real-life details on spy agencies, special ops units, espionage tradecraft, weapons, and countries and cities, but Will Cochrane, the main character, is a super-spy in the mold of James Bond or Jason Bourne, the action scenes are often over the top, and the plot takes a couple unlikely turns, requiring a fair level of suspension of disbelief.

It's hard to explain, but this book is a weird combination of the authentic grittiness and the outlandish, and somehow Matthew Dunn somehow makes it all work, giving this a book a creative and unique feel that makes it stand out from other books in the genre. Dunn also tells an entertaining story with plenty of action and plot twists, while introducing a new series protagonist.

A lot of reviews on here criticize this book for its lack of realism in some areas, but it's not like Brad Thor or Ben Coe books are anywhere close to accurate portrayals of espionage and counterterrorism. You can do far worse than Spycatacher and its sequels.
  • Dagdatus
When I read escapist novels, I do so to get away from bad TV. But if the book is as bad as bad TV, what's the point?

I was drawn to pick up this book because Matthew Dunn is a former MI6 field operative, and I thought that by reading someone with personal experience in the intelligence field I might find a thriller with some authenticity to it. No such luck. Mr. Dunn may have distinguished himself as a top agent, but I wish he had trained for writing a book with the same rigor he must have adopted in training to be a spy.

There are so many things about this book that are just awful. Topmost is that the characters don't seem real. The protagonist, Will Cochrane, is not any ordinary MI6 agent, but a one-of-a-kind superagent who can take down a horde of adversaries with his bare hands. In one fracas with a platoon of Iranian agents, other special forces operatives get killed, but Will Cochrane hardly comes close. Indeed, there is one stretch before and after that fracas where Will has been shot (only a flesh wound, of course) and has gone without eating or sleeping for I-don't-know-how-many hours, yet he still has the stamina to run distances and be sharp and skilled enough to subdue his enemies. During that course of time, he has even spent time in a freezing lake, but then carries on hours afterwards without a hint of hypothermia!

More: anybody as honed for superagent-dom as Cochrane would likely be a walking weapon, his focus not to be diverted by anything else. But Cochrane's mind is always wandering. He worries about too many people potentially becoming collateral damage by what he does. While he's hot the trail of his adversarial "mastermind" (a word used several times, he'll see something that will trigger a sideways thought about his family or about children playing in a park, or any-one-of-a-dozen things. It's like he's the superagent with ADD. And that's not to mention the fact that he falls in love with key agent he's running--although there's nothing convincing in the telling as to why he should do so.

And still more: people don't speak like the way they speak in this novel. This is one of those amateurish endeavors where the author wishes to outline a great deal of background information for the reader by putting into the characters' dialogue--but the problem is that this makes them tell their conversation partners things that, in real life, they would have already known. The dialogue is for the characters, but for the reader. There are more artful ways of getting necessary information to the reader across.

But there actually is no art here. (Reading "Spycatcher" actually led me to appreciate how artful in contrast Ian Fleming really was.) There's no effort of painting with language. All is told unimaginatively, prosaically. The plot is hackneyed. And the "twist" revealed at the end is one that even a blind person could see coming.

Besides, superagents suffer from the same problem as superheroes: they are so "super," you can't believe they're really in any peril.

"Spycatcher" is Mr. Dunn's freshman effort in the thriller business, and maybe in his later novels about Will Cochrane he perfects his craft. But I've got other things to read to distract me from bad TV. Sorry to say, there's nothing authentic here.
  • Gavirim
It has been a while since I read a self-declared thriller, and I must say that this proved a page turner for me. I like a good spy story, though one doesn't find many writers who are as talented as Len Deighton, for example.

I am not fond of protagonists who have near superhuman skills to heal from bad injuries. There's a little too much of that here. But this is a good, ripping tale with a lot of nice twists. It's not a five-star read, but it's a good 4+.