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The Colonel's Mistake,
This review is from: The Colonel's Mistake (A Mark Sava Spy Novel) (Paperback)
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Mark Sava is a former CIA station chief who is now working as a college professor in Baku, Azerbaijan. When a former US Secretary of Defence is assassinated during an international conference, and a former CIA colleague, Daria Buckingham, is arrested and charged with the murder, Sava steps back into his old life. Discovering that everyone in the local CIA field office has been murdered, his quest to discover the truth puts him in great danger from both local enemies and those in Washington. Aided by a former US Navy SEAL, John Decker, Sava is embroiled in a mission which is set against the commercial and diplomatic relationships between America, Iran and China over oil reserves.
Dan Mayland's debut novel is fast paced and action packed. Showing detailed knowledge of Azerbaijan, both the country and it's people, together with gritty, believable and well developed characters in Sava,Decker and Daria, Mayland takes the reader on an informative, tense and complex journey right to the final sentence. Two further books featuring Mark Sava are promised and, given that, in my opinion, he is a cross between Jason Bourne and Jack Ryan (an intelligent, principled veteran)I look forward to both.