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Spy for Hire (A Mark Sava Spy Novel Book 3)

Spy for Hire (A Mark Sava Spy Novel Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Dan Mayland
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A kidnapped orphan triggers an intelligence war in the Middle East, catapulting top-spy Mark Sava into a desperate race against friend and foe alike.

Azerbaijan didn’t want him. And now Kyrgyzstan may not be able to handle Mark Sava either. The ex–CIA station chief has settled into a new, easy life as a spy for hire. But then his girlfriend, Daria, discovers the private intelligence agency employing Sava is connected to a strange plot involving a mysterious orphan.

As Saudi intelligence agents and the CIA seek out the boy for their own ends, Sava and Daria call on old friend and ex–Navy SEAL John Decker to protect the child while they dig for the truth. Soon Sava has a front-row seat to a black ops war between the CIA, US Naval Intelligence, and foreign forces—and the boy is somehow the key to victory. Sava just wants to find the child a good home, but can he do so before his own broken past proves his undoing?

About the Author

Author of the best-selling Mark Sava thriller series, including The Colonel’s Mistake and The Leveling, Dan Mayland is an international traveler who brings his adventures to life on the page. He lives in Pennsylvania with his family.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3297 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (18 Feb 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #24,248 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Hi all,

I wanted to let you know that I've added some things to my website that might be helpful or interesting to have while reading my Mark Sava spy-thiller novels: free MAPS, lists of CHARACTERS, links to PHOTOS of places featured in the books, a GLOSSARY, discussion QUESTIONS, and an entry form you can fill out to potentially win a free ADVANCE READER'S COPY of my next book. If you're interested, it's all at DANMAYLAND.COM.

You'll also find a full bio. Here's the short one: I grew up in the state of New Jersey, went to Dartmouth College, travel frequently to remote corners of the world, have written articles for the, and love writing spy thrillers.

Thanks for reading,

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sava Back in Action 18 Feb 2014
Mark Sava, formerly working for the CIA, but currently freelancing for an independent contractor returns for his third adventure. He continues his travels around the Middle East with the action this time around centred on the former Soviet Republic of Kyrgyzstan and the island state of Bahrain. As previously the author writes about this area with some authority and the descriptions of these places invariably have a ring of authenticity about them which adds credibility to the story.

These are very much standalone tales. It is not necessary to have read the previous instalments to enjoy this one as the author is not constantly harping back to what went before. However, it does help to understand the past relationships between Sava, Daria Buckingham who is now his live in partner, ex SEAL John Decker and others.

This is quite a complex tale involving a two year old boy who various parties seem to have an interest in and whom Sava wants to do the right thing by. What that is is not at all clear to him or the reader for quite a while. A certain amount of concentration is necessary since there are a number of groups involved, each with their own agenda and whose intentions, good or bad are not entirely clear until very late in the book. A further layer is that, for the first time, we learn something of Sava's background and upbringing which has quite an impact on him during this story.

On balance this was probably not quite as strong as the two preceding stories, but nonetheless its an enjoyable, action packed read which most will enjoy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent spy thriller 19 Feb 2014
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This is the third of the novels featuring ex-CIA operative Mark Sava and his companion Daria and their friend John Decker. Having been exiled from Azerbaijan Mark and Daria are now living in Kyrgyzstan where Daria is running an orphanage and Mark is working for a private contractor and playing board games. The story starts with a small boy and an attempted abduction and becomes an action packed action thriller eventually moving to Bahrain. Along the way we will see how the vulnerable are pawns in the plans of the powerful and learn a lot about Mark's early life and family.

This is excellent spy/action/thriller writing. The book is fast paced and full of climaxes and revelations. The book has a large scope in that it deals with the fate of nations but the actual story concentrates on the fate of a few individuals. The characterisation is excellent and Mark Sava is a well rounded and interesting person who faces real issues and problems. The locations are unusual and the culture and lifestyle in these less known places adds an exotic element to the book.

I really enjoyed this story and thought that it was an interesting sequel to the two previous novels featuring the same characters. I would highly recommend this series if you like the works of David Baldacci, Robert Ludlum or Tom Clancy and I don't think that you would have any problem following this story even if you hadn't read the previous books. The ending gives hope that there will be more books in the series - if there are then I am very much looking forward to reading them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping 3 April 2014
By Dee
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I couldn't put this book down, it was like been on a roller coaster ride. I can't wait to read more of this author's books.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dan Mayland does it again! 18 Feb 2014
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An excellent third novel in the Mark Sava story. I was hooked when I read the first one and would recommend they be read in sequence. Spy for Hire lets readers have some of the 'back story' to Mark's life and gives a pointer of things to come. However, this is set amidst a plot where a mystery orphan becomes a pawn between rival players in power politics. Quite a fast paced book with thousands of miles travelled between various countries to find the child some semblance of a normal life whilst shielding him from those agencies which have their own agenda.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 11 July 2014
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Gripping !!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 3 July 2014
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Good Read. Enjoy very much.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Spy for hire 14 Jun 2014
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....... Another great book from Dan Mayland. He has a wonderful way of telling a well t th ought through and researched story and this was no exception.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spy for hire 3 Jun 2014
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I had read the previous book in this series so was well equipeed to pick up the thread. This is a very exciting tale whic I couldn't put down.
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