Will Cochrane is the Spartan. MI6’s answer fictional answer to the fictional 007. A one man killing machine, Cochrane is thrust into a situation that has Byzantine subtleties and world changing consequences.
Angst in spades may be a good description on Will. A veritable thrashing machine of violence and a heart throbbing with compassion describes this most secret of secret agents. I found the compassion part a bit difficult to accept based on the acts of violence committed by Cochrane. Of course all the violence was supposedly for the good of mankind with the exception of some personal acts of revenge. The dichotomy of mission goal and personal goals occupied a great deal of the plot.
There is violence and mayhem galore and not all of it is noteworthy for it’s nobility of purpose. The plot is superb in it’s complexity. I also liked the loyalty of the support characters. It was moderately believable considering the current world situation.
I highly recommend the book.
Body of work of Matthew Dunn