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A Death in Sweden

A Death in Sweden

Scritto da Kevin Wignall

Narrato da Will Damron


A Death in Sweden

Scritto da Kevin Wignall

Narrato da Will Damron

valutazioni:
4/5 (10 valutazioni)
Lunghezza:
7 ore
Pubblicato:
Jan 1, 2016
ISBN:
9781511312110
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descrizione

Dan Hendricks is a man in need of a lifeline. A former CIA operative, he is now an agent for hire by foreign powers on the hunt for dangerous fugitives. It's a lethal world at the best of times, and Dan knows his number is almost up. His next job could be his last-and his next job is his biggest yet.

The target sounds trackable enough: Jacques Fillon, who gave up his life trying to save a fellow passenger following a bus crash in northern Sweden. But the man was something of an enigma in this rural community, and his death exposes his greatest secret: Jacques Fillon never existed at all.

Dan is tasked with uncovering Fillon's true identity-but can he do so before his own past catches up with him?

Pubblicato:
Jan 1, 2016
ISBN:
9781511312110
Formato:
Audiolibro


Informazioni sull'autore

Kevin Wignall is the author of three novels, For the Dogs, People Die, and Among the Dead, and a number of acclaimed short stories. His work has inspired musicians and other artists, and both Who Is Conrad Hirst? and For the Dogs have been optioned for film. Visit the author at www.kevinwignall.com.

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  • (4/5)
    Dan Hendricks is a former intelligence agent who still works in that shadowy world as a contractor. Someone is killing people like himself, apparently wanting to clean up the dark side of the business. Then Dan's handler tells him about the death of a man in a bus accident in northern Sweden - a man who didn't exist. Dan is sent to find out who he was and what he was doing there. This sets off a chain of events that sends Dan, and his Swedish contact Inger, around Europe in an attempt to uncover the truth behind the killings.In my opinion, this story doesn't hit the high notes of other thrillers but it had enough action and intrigue to keep me reading to the end. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.
  • (4/5)
    Quite a gripping thriller. A long standing CIA boss has been made head of ODNI, the US Office of National Intelligence. Elements of the CIA are unhappy with his appointment and have begun eliminating some of the operatives who are loyal to him.I lost count of the number of agents who were killed in this story - at least twenty- and I certainly would not like to get on the wrong side of Dan Hendricks.All of the action takes place overseas: Sweden, Paris, Berlin, just to name a few places. One of the "bad guys" is the American ambassador in Berlin who has covered up a crime committed by his son, now a US Congressman, some 14 years earlier in Paris.There is some strange morality in this tale - Hendricks thinks nothing of eliminating five or six men who get in his way, but then talks scathingly of people being unlawfully killed. It makes you ask when murder is murder.There is an interesting twist in the tale as we find out what was really behind Jacques Fillon sacrificing himself in the bus crash.
  • (1/5)
    Not a story that held my interest sadly.
    I was given a figital copy of this book by the publisher Thomas and Mercer via Netgalley in return for an honest unbiased review.
  • (5/5)
    Dan Hendricks is a freelancer who worked for the CIA undertaking deniable projects off the books when suddenly a number of former colleagues meet their deaths, too many to be a coincidence. Meantime he's asked to go to Sweden to investigate the accidental death of a mystery man who may have had a CIA background. Is the man linked with the sudden deaths of his colleagues and if so how? The author cleverly weaves these threads together into a plot which races along to a denouement where all the various threads come together in Sweden. Highly recommended.
  • (4/5)
    Audiobook. Interesting novel. Dan is a trouble-shooter for the CIA and learns that his colleagues are being eliminated one by one with him and his friend Charlie on the list. Enlisting the aid of Patrick, a former boss at the CIA who is now operating a super-secret agency trying to track down some rogue elements within the agency, Dan flies to Sweden where a man had just saved the life of a girl during a bus crash. He did not survive and the peculiar thing is he theoretically didn't exist. Working with a Swedish intelligence officer, they discover his identity but also that he had a very sophisticated, hidden office in a cabin in the Swedish woods from where he was investigating precisely the man being looked at by Patrick who has been eliminating CIA operatives.While I found the rationale behind the cover-up to be on the thin side and the romance between Dan and the Swedish operative tenuous, it's a good story and an enjoyable listen.
  • (5/5)
    4.5*Book source ~ Kindle FirstA former MI6 agent and CIA contractor, Dan Hendricks is now a free agent, doing jobs for whoever has the money to pay him. His specialty is finding and acquiring fugitives, but when former agents, his friends, start turning up dead he realizes his time is running out. With a lifeline thrown his way by a former boss he sets out on his most important mission yet - find out who Jacques Fillon truly was and why he was hiding in Sweden. If Dan can do that maybe he’ll have the leverage he needs to erase the target off his back.For a thriller this was more suspenseful than thrilling. There is plenty of intrigue and lots of gore and killing, but there are also some really slow parts that tend to distract from the main story. Especially the romance which had me rolling my eyes. Is Dan Hendricks supposed to be James Bond? *snorts* But the plot did keep me interested from beginning to end. Who was this Jacques Fillon? Why did he save a random stranger on a bus? Why is the CIA interested in him and why are they killing off former agents or those who did their dirty work even though they weren’t a security risk? So many questions and the answers will eventually be revealed. All-in-all a decent read.
  • (5/5)

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    I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

    This was fantastic! I greatly enjoyed the excellent plotting, the twists, and the action.

    In addition to receiving this through Netgalley, I also purchased it through the Amazon Kindle First program, assuming it was an effort to plug a rising author. I was stunned at the quality of the writing and the tightness of the plot in this story. The author has a pretty long track record, and this is the kind of work that you should expect from a well-established author.

    You won't be disappointed. While Swedish mysteries are all the rage right now, and this book is marketed as such, it really has a much wider European travelogue sweep than that; it just happens that the death in Sweden kicks off the story.

    Overall, a very quick, and very satisfying read. It was reminiscent of early Ludlum, with some obvious nods to The Bourne Identity, I'll be looking for more of Kevin Wignall's work from here on.

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