Former intelligence agent Will Cochrane must evade US authorities hunting him down for a murder he didn’t commit in this captivating sixth entry in the acclaimed action-thriller series.
Former operative Will Cochrane wakes up in New York’s Waldorf Astoria and is horrified to see blood on his hands—something he remembers absolutely nothing about. When he then finds a woman murdered in his bathroom he knows he’s stepped into a wilderness of terror that is far more dangerous than anything he’s ever faced.
With no memory of the night before nor of the unfortunate woman, Will believes he is being framed and needs to outrun the police who will be looking for him very soon. Until this moment, Will has been on the precipice of a new life, one outside the intelligence service, and one that includes fatherhood. He’s agreed to adopt the twin sons of his former colleague and Navy SEAL operative Roger Koenig, and had been on his way to pick them up before he’d awakened to the carnage in New York.
Will knows his only chance to clear his name is to find the real killer while he’s still free. But he also has to find the twins, suspecting that they’re in danger as well. In Virginia, he discovers one boy alive and his brother missing and most likely kidnapped. What he also finds is the killer’s trail in the form of a man’s voice, which Will recognizes and believes belongs to an old nemesis, a Russian agent he has tangled with before. With local police, the FBI, and even his friends pursuing him, the clever and ruthless operative must track down his adversary, save the boys, and prove his innocence before it’s too late.
A superb blend of action and thrills that will keep readers on the edge of their seats, A Soldier’s Revenge is perfect for fans of Brad Thor, Daniel Silva, and Lee Child.
At the start of Dunn's so-so sixth Will Cochrane novel (after 2015's The Spy House), Cochrane wakes up in New York City's Waldorf Astoria Hotel with a bloody dead woman in his bathtub and no memory of what happened. The ex-MI6/CIA agent must scramble for his life and the lives of his adopted 10-year-old twin sons while trying to figure out who's trying to frame him and why. His only clues: a heavily accented European voice he overhears on a phone and vague suspicions about a Russian agent he once tangled with. His path takes him from Manhattan through Virginia and down to Washington, D.C., where a final standoff with the police and his nemesis propels Cochrane to his likely next adventure. Series fans will enjoy the trademark momentum and the inclusion of several long-running subplots and characters, but others may wince at the formulaic writing, choppy pacing, and random violence. And the twins' saccharine, meek behavior may make some readers wonder whether Dunn has spent any time around 10-year-old boys.
One star off for what I believe Mr. Dunn, and anyone else who finished the book, would agree to.
A Well written novel
Great work! Can't wait for the seventh book