"Will Cochrane...lacks James Bond's gadgets but relies on encyclopedic knowledge [and] physical prowess...that even Jack Reacher would envy."
- Publishers Weekly on Dark Spies
Will Cochrane wakes up in a hotel room and finds blood on his hands. When he enters the bathroom, he finds a woman brutally murdered and his own bloody handprint nearby. Will has no memory of the night before, but he is sure he's being framed. The police will arrive soon, and he can find no evidence that another person, the real killer, was ever in the room.
Will had decided to adopt the sons of a former colleague who was killed in the line of duty, and he was going to see them before he awakened to the carnage. But now he realizes he has a powerful enemy who is out for revenge. And his only chance to clear his name is to find the real killer before the police can find him.
In Virginia, Will discovers the family he was on his way to visit has already been attacked-and his only lead is a secret recording of a voice that might be the killer's. With the FBI and even his friends pursuing him, Cochrane must track down his adversary, save the boys, and prove his innocence before it's too late.
"Dunn, who was a field officer in M16, has created a plot with plenty of action
and lots of twists and turns. . . . Nonstop action and relentless danger."
- Associated Press on Spycatcher
As an MI6 field officer, Matthew Dunn recruited and ran agents, coordinated and participated in special operations, and acted in deep-cover roles throughout the world. He operated in environments where, if captured, he would have been executed. Dunn was trained in all aspects of intelligence collection, deep- cover deployments, small arms, explosives, military unarmed combat, surveillance, and infiltration. Medals are never awarded to modern MI6 officers, but Dunn was the recipient of a rare personal commendation from the secretary of state for work he did on one mission, which was deemed so significant that it directly influenced the success of a major international incident. During his time in MI6, Matthew conducted approximately seventy missions. All of them were successful. He currently lives in England, where he is at work on his next novel.