The words of Matthew Dunn, author of "Sentinel," a Spycatcher novel, radiate authenticity. As a matter of fact, they emit deadly doses of authentically drawn poisonous radiation. This man writes as if he's "been there, done that" with good reason. He has.
Dunn is a former MI6 field officer (a British agent/spy), and his hero in these Spycatcher novels is Will Cochrane, also a master spy, of course. Cochrane is more of a free-lance spy-for-hire than Dunn apparently was, but he's a good guy, a good hero, a good character. He's a "real person," tortured soul and all, and he's an effective creation.
The plot of "Sentinel" involves Cochrane's quest to track down and kill, or at least discredit, a rogue Russian general who plans on becoming a hero of the Russian-American war he is attempting to instigate.
He is aided in that plot by his possession of a super-small, super-powerful, super-secret nuclear device which he intends to explode, all the while maneuvering Russia into believing America has perpetrated a nuclear sneak attack. When the (nuclear) dust has settled, he believes he will be in position to take over the leadership of the Russian government.
At first glance, that plot may sound rather far-fetched, but the general is a terrific villain -- strong, sly, scheming, sick, smart, and really, really evil. And as Dunn spins out the story, the whole scenario seems to become more and more believable.
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