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The Colonel's Mistake (A Mark Sava Spy Novel Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Dan Mayland
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Mark Sava, former CIA station chief of Azerbaijan, lives a quiet life as a professor at Western University in the city of Baku. But his peace is shattered by both the assassination of a high-level American during an international oil conference and the arrest of CIA operations officer Daria Buckingham for the crime.

Sava knows the Iranian American Buckingham well—he personally trained her—and doesn’t believe she had anything to do with the murder, so he visits a CIA control center to discuss the situation with the new station chief. When no one answers the outside intercom, Sava overrides the security code and stumbles upon the grisliest scene of his career. Now, he can’t help but wonder if he really knows Buckingham as well as he thought…

Determined to find out, Sava soon finds himself and a partner caught in the middle of the new Great Game—a deadly intelligence war over oil that has Iran, China, and the United States clawing at each other’s throats. Meanwhile, Colonel Henry Amato, assistant to the US national security advisor, is keeping a close watch on the situation from Washington. His stake in the Great Game is high—and personal.

From the shadows of the world’s most volatile region to the highest levels of Washington politics, The Colonel’s Mistake takes readers on an unforgettable ride where the good, the bad, and the brutal play a deadly chess game of global espionage.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2260 KB
  • Print Length: 333 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1612183352
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (21 August 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006ZNA0RE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,456 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better Than The Reviews Say 31 December 2014
By GRA TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
I Found it Excellent. I read lots and lots and don't watch TV much except for stuff like big bang theory as I find TV and movies generally very unrealistic and full of tropes and stereotyped characters. I have a background in the Australian Army, The Prison Service and then 23 years as a police officer including as a Drug Squad and Major Crime detective. I mention these things because I want to give some context for my opinion. The book held my attention and when I finished it I went looking for more from the same author. Do yourself a favor and get the sample. Heck buy it because at the moment it's 99 cents and it really is a quality read. It is quite different from the normal spy thriller in a good way. I am sure many people have been put off by the negative reviews.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Escapism at its best. 12 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Storyline really races along, maintaining an extraordinary pace. While it is hard to put down, especially late at night, it stretches credulity with how quickly the hero recovers from any encounter, mental or physical. None-the-less, a cracking good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a great new entry into the spy genre 26 January 2015
By Craig Mitchell TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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What a great new entry into the spy genre. Enjoyed Sava's character - plenty of shades of grey as any spook should have. The novel is well-informed, pacy and has plenty of twists and turns. Looking forward to Mayland's next.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but more a man's story. 12 April 2014
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I found the book a bit "heavy" for me. I feel a male reader would enjoy it much more than I did!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 23 December 2014
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Great easy read
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