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No Need to Know (Duncan Hunter Thriller Book 3) Kindle Edition
From an award-winning author, Mark. A Hewitt, praise for Duncan Hunter Thrillers:
"...a high-octane thriller that explodes off of the starter blocks and races top speed to the final scene." -Authors Reading on Blown Cover
"Duncan Hunter is a great character... an excellent read." -A Good Thriller on Special Access
"A great techno-thriller, part of a series, but standalone so you don't have to have read every preceding volume to follow the action." -Pat Ingram Reviews, on Shoot Down
"Mark A. Hewitt has established himself as a great author." -James J. Seals, Jr. on No Need to Know
"Mark A. Hewitt nails his fascination with spyplanes and the intelligence community's development and use of aircraft." -The International Spy Museum at L'Enfant--This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B0159B308I
- Publisher : Black Rose Writing (10 September 2015)
- Language : English
- File size : 1153 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 593 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 623,938 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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During the course of several missions Hunter - driven by his underlying moral philosophy codified by Edmund Burke’s maxim “the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing” - chooses to break Allen Dulles’ 73 Rules of Spycraft by ignoring mission protocols acting outside the security requirements inherent in those same protocols.
Hunter is unaware that his old nemesis, the former DCI Bruce Rothwell, has survived the explosion orchestrated by Hunter and McGee. Broken in body, driven insane by his hatred of Hunter, Rothwell has sworn vengeance against Hunter. As the titular head of an alliance of convenience between the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and al-Qaeda, Rothwell commands an international network of radical Islamic terrorists that he activates to execute a plan to flush Hunter out into the open. To convince the members of the alliance of the rightness of his need for vengeance, Rothwell dangles the promise of refilling the alliance’s depleted financial coffers to include a mix of airline hijackings and repatriation Russian art and gold stolen by the Nazis. The price to the Russians to regain the lost art and gold, are suit-case size thermonuclear weapons to be transferred to the alliance.
As Rothwell stalks Hunter across the globe, his choice to break the 73 Rules, by executing a daring rescue of a Rothwell hijacked airline and sending the Princess of the Night to die, like the Phoenix in flames, on a suicide mission against an Iranian nuclear facility. Hunter’s actions play into Rothwell’s hand. The cat and mouse game climaxes in Amman Jordon when Duncan breaks cover to join Nazy in Amman. Rothwell captures Hunter, who finds himself staring into the face of his own mortality.
This third novel continues to develop the theme of the first two, “what’s past is prologue” tying historical events to current geopolitical threats from rogue nation states and violent non-state actors. It also changes the calculous of the earlier novels – that is, in No Need to Know, sometimes the dragon almost wins. This novel contains the twists and turns of the author’s first two novels with added uncertainty who is really friend or foe. The reader is drawn into the intricate world of spy craft where reality is not what is seems. Ready for another ride? Don the Nomex, strap on the Colt Python, shoulder the HALO rig, grab the tail of the Phoenix and try not to get burned.
You only get a hint of the excitement and mayhem that comes. The race to see if Hunter and his friends can accomplish incredibly complex “pop-up” missions makes for a real page-turner. There is so much in Hewitt’s books, no other book out there captures the feel and excitement of counterterrorism work. The Hunter character is more interesting and compelling in this volume. To see how he manipulates his friends and acquaintances to get what he wants or thinks should be “the right thing to do” only to have them backfire—and then still be able to deliver the unthinkable—has made him one of my all-time favorite characters. Author Hewitt is for real. Bring on the next one.