The Spy House

The Spy House : A Will Cochrane Novel

4.06 (486 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day
When will my order arrive?


In the fifth electrifying thriller featuring Will Cochrane, the Intelligence agent must solve the unsolvable: How did four international agents working on a super-secret mission die in a safe house bunker that was locked from the inside?

Critics have called Will Cochrane a "ruthless yet noble" (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram), "one-man weapon of mass destruction" (Daily Telegraph)-a brilliant agent from whom "Bond and Bourne could learn a thing or two" (Madison County Herald). His latest assignment will plunge him into the thorny politics of the Middle East. The stakes: averting a war that could engulf the world in flames.

When the Israeli ambassador to France is shot dead in Paris by an unknown sniper, the Israeli government blames Hamas and begins planning a massive invasion to obliterate the terrorist organization once and for all. To avoid an all-out war, three members of the UN Security Council-the United States, France, and the United Kingdom-assemble a team of intelligence agents to uncover the truth behind the assassination.

But when the team stops responding and all four agents are found dead in a bunker locked from the inside, they turn to freelance intelligence operative Will Cochrane for answers. To find out what really happened in the Paris shooting and in the bunker and prevent an unwinnable war, Cochrane will use his years of knowledge and experience to unravel the truth . . . and maybe just keep himself alive.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 106 x 191 x 25mm | 238g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 006230951X
  • 9780062309518
  • 225,568

Back cover copy

"No other spy thriller so successfully blends the business of espionage and intelligence work with full-throttle suspense storytelling." JEFFERY DEAVER on Spycatcher

In this new electrifying Spycatcher thriller, Will Cochrane must discover how four agents on a top-secret mission died in a safe house bunker locked from the inside

When the Israeli ambassador to France is killed in Paris by an unknown sniper, the Israeli government blames Hamas and plans a massive invasion to obliterate the group. To avoid an all-out war the U.S. and its partners assemble a team of agents to find the truth behind the assassination.

Meanwhile, a young Palestinian refugee named Safa is pulled from his family and taken to France on a scholarship from the UN. He dutifully completes every lesson and mysterious task his guardian puts before him.

The task force agents work quietly in an undisclosed location in Beirut, Lebanon, called "Gray Site." But when all four men are found dead in the bunker, authorities turn to former agent Will Cochrane. Murder-suicide seems likely, but Cochrane knows there has to be more to this story.

Cochrane must unravel the conspiracy, but even he doesn't know what the boy Safa is really doing in France, how their stories converge--or if either of them will walk away alive.

"Another winner in this fine series . . . A writer who deserves comparison to Ludlum and Fleming." Booklist on Dark Spies
show more

Review quote

"Another page-turner... A locked-room twist on the espionage novel... Dunn maintains his up-tempo pace without sacrificing character development and while allowing the tension to build incrementally. The ending makes clear that another entry in the series is on the way, and it can't arrive fast enough." -- Booklist "For those who love a good twist, there's not one but three at the very end (even to the last sentence of the story). Nobody is who they seem, except perhaps Will Cochrane." -- "A timely story of espionage and intrigue... Chilling." -- Iron Mountain Daily News
show more

About Matthew Dunn

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.
show more

Rating details

486 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
5 35% (169)
4 42% (205)
3 19% (92)
2 3% (17)
1 1% (3)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X