Author(s): Matthew Dunn
At the height of the Iranian revolution a British MI6 agent, James Cochrane, gave his life for his two closest friends - one a fellow British officer, the other a senior CIA operative. Caught in a sting, he chose to walk into the trap set for them, so that his friends could escape. The man who set up that sting was then a young Iranian Revolutionary Guard. Today he is better known as Megiddo - the world's most wanted international terrorist mastermind. Thirty years later, Will Cochrane may work for MI6 but he doesn't enjoy playing by the rules his bosses set him.His controller Alastair knows that Will is a wild card and should be thrown out of the service, but his very unpredictability may be just the weapon the West needs to bring down its most ruthless enemy, particularly when Will discovers that Megiddo was the very man responsible for his own father's horrific death. When Will discovers that MI6 have tracked down a woman who once had an affair with the young Iranian guard, he knows that he can use her to set a trap. She has to be persuaded to lure Megiddo out from the shadows in which he moves but Megiddo may have other plans for, as per his biblical namesake, he is planning an attack on the West the likes of which the world has never seen. The stakes could not be higher...
Matthew Dunn was trained by SIS in all aspects of intelligence collection and direct action including agent running, deep-cover deployments, small-arms, explosives, military unarmed combat, surveillance, anti-surveillance, counter-surveillance, advanced driving, infiltration and exfiltration techniques and covert communications. He used his skills extensively on operations. Although typically he worked alone, but in conducting near seventy missions, he also had significant experience of working with highly-specialised units from the SAS and SBS as well as conducting joint-operations with MI5, GCHQ and the CIA. Medals are never awarded to modern MI6 officers, but Dunn was the recipient of a very rare personal commendation from the Foreign Secretary actions that directly influenced the successful conclusion of a major international incident. He lives in England.