One man, one mission prevent the outbreak of the next world war Live reports of an explosive attack in Pakistan are flooding the world s newsrooms The US Secretary of State is missing and with tensions on the international diplomatic scene at boiling point Special Agent Tom Dupree has only three days to track down her abductors Linda Carlyle will be beheaded in threeOne man, one mission prevent the outbreak of the next world war Live reports of an explosive attack in Pakistan are flooding the world s newsrooms The US Secretary of State is missing and with tensions on the international diplomatic scene at boiling point Special Agent Tom Dupree has only three days to track down her abductors Linda Carlyle will be beheaded in three days if her abductor s demands are not met Except everyone knows that the US never negotiates with terrorists Saving Linda s life save the world from a brutal and bloody war The stakes have never been higher and a web of conspiracy, deception and betrayal leave Tom with no one to trust, but himself Political thrillers don t come turbo charged than this Prepare for twist after twist right up to the electrifying climax in this high octane political thriller.
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State of Honour One man one mission prevent the outbreak of the next world war Live reports of an explosive attack in Pakistan are flooding the world s newsrooms The US Secretary of State is missing and with tension
Reading this book was like watching an episode of the hit TV series at least here in America , 24 Only better The story is every bit as gritty, uncompromising, fast paced, thrilling, and suspenseful And it brought to light for me events going on in Afghanistan and environs the Mideast in general in ways no amount of headline news could by penetrating the surface and exposing what goes on behind the scenes that much better The author did his homework, what s , as noticeable in the many flourishes [...]
I can almost see the white Fiat screeching around the corner State of Honor is action packed I really liked the hero in this novel Tom Dupree is an agent who is in charge of protecting a high ranking person Dupree is the kind of protector anyone would want watching out for them, and especially if you were abducted The stakes are high in this game It is definitely a scary, galvanizing and exhilarating ride from start to finish Readers will be taken into the explosive Middle East Where do you run [...]
Thriller writers write about the world as it is Gary HaynesBritish author Gary Haynes digs into mystery thriller writing with STATE OF HONOUR with excellent credentials He studied law at University of Warwick in Coventry, England and completed his postgraduate training at the College of Law His emphasis as a lawyer is on commercial dispute resolution, but even pertinent to his input for the novel is his commentary on Middle East politics He has created a new action hero in Tom Dupree who he has [...]
A complex, action adventure packed with authentic detail and enough twists to keep thriller fans happy.This is the first in a new series from the lawyer come novelist Gary Haynes This debut features Tom Dupree, a special agent in the US Bureau of Diplomatic Security Dupree is a man of honour, a loyal, likeable character but he also has his demons and is partly driven by a need for atonement Like the Jack s Ryan and Bauer Tom Dupree has the dogged determination to succeed amid the complexity and [...]
I can t State my enjoyment of this book enough badwordplayThis is an exciting political thriller, set around the kidnapping of the US Secretary of State in Pakistan Special Agent Tom Dupree is tasked with finding her, and bringing her home safe He only has 3 days to do this, however, because her captors have given an ultimatum Adhere to their demands, or in 3 days, she will be beheaded.I picked a very pertinent time to check this book out, because it has to deal a lot with negotiating with terro [...]
This is an action adventure novel for those who like Bob Mayer style tough guy action stories In this case, Tom, the head of the Secretary of State s diplomatic security detail, strikes out on his own in Pakistan to discover who has kidnapped the Secretary, code named Lyric, while she was visiting Islamabad State Department security types aren t the usual action heroes, so this is a nice twist and the author does a good job in keeping his main character authentic Other notable characters include [...]
A promising series opener Tough guy Tom Dupree, secret service agent, is charged with the protection of a woman when she gets abducted in Pakistan His sole mission is to recover her as the clock ticks towards a potential outright war Hayes manages a complex and little understood topic with realism and dynamism This is a political thriller from a military outlook and the action scenes are described beautifully He began to crush the windpipe Proctor gasped for air like a beached fish Bending sidew [...]
Set in the war torn Middle East, State of Honour is a political thriller focusing on the kidnapping and possible beheading of the US Secretary of State Follow Secret Service agent Tom Dupree as he races the clock to save the diplomat from the hands of terrorists in Northern Pakistan The book is packed with all the critical elements of a thriller danger, deceit and conspiracy.State of Honour is a pure adrenaline rush Many twists and turns along the way are sure to keep your mind engaged Complex w [...]
The United State Secretary of State, Linda Carlyle, is missing in Hindu Kush, Pakistan An international incident is quickly unfolding after an explosive attack in the Middle East With the US continuing its long running policy of not negotiating with terrorists, Secret Service agent Tom Dupree is tasked with rescuing Secretary Carlyle before her scheduled beheading 3 days from now Facing extreme danger for both her life and his, Dupree is up to the challenge.Heart pounding and brimming with suspe [...]
I loved this book which mixed political, spy and military genres in a fast paced, action packed adrenalin ride All the characters have depth and complexity, but the hero, Tom Dupree, a special agent in the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, stands out on the page The story is told in a short three day time span across four continents The detail both in terms of contemporary Middle East politics and high tech weapons and tactics is extraordinary given the speed with which it zips along I can t wait f [...]
A fantastic thriller State of Honour is a fast paced action thriller This novel is very well written, the characters are well defined especially Tom Dupree, a Special Agent protagonist of the story and the pace of the book is fast and loaded with twist and turns A well researched book that will hook you from the beginning and will keep you on the edge of your reading chair till the very end I enjoyed reading this book and I would recommend it to anyone who likes an exciting thriller.
Tremendous book The US Secretary of State is kidnapped while in Pakistan The head of protection is Tom Dupree He is bound and determined that he is going to find her and find her alive to return her to her family The problem who actually kidnapped the Secretary of State who is really behind the kidnappers Most importantly who can Tom Dupree trust That answer is very few.
Great book, full of intrigue, suspense, danger and betrayal The characters are well written, three dimensional and believable whilst the plot twists and turns its way from beginning to end with separate but connected threads intertwined skillfully by Mr Haynes I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and look forward to by this author Definitely highly recommended.
A non stop thriller, full of authentic action scenes bound up in a plot that twists and turns through both political landscapes of both the middle East and the West Tom DuPree is one to watch for the future, the man has a lot tales to tell.
This is a fast paced action novel, which hits the ground running and just doesn t stop I liked the way the author wove paranoia into the story and some of the twists and turns came right out of the blue I also learned alot about the situation in the Middle East.
Gary Hayne s first installment of the Tom Dupree series takes the reader on a high paced journey through Middle Eastern politics, as Special Agent Tom Dupree tries to rescue a kidnapped Secretary of State from terrorists Thoroughly researched and meticulously written, the novel mixes adrenaline with information, giving context to current affairs.Our bookshelves have been saturated lately with Middle Eastern Terrorist plots, such as the best selling I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes When swamped with s [...]
This book was interesting enough to keep me reading it, although there were a few times when I had considered stopping I feel for authors who are published with big name publishers Carina is a Harlequin imprint and they rightfully expect their publisher to put out a polished product but they don t Carina s editors and or proofers need to be flogged for all of the mistakes that were left in this book.On the plus side, the author definitely knows his way around the very complicated middle east wit [...]
I wasn t quite sure what to expect when I began reading State of Honour , but I must say it was fun reading with plenty of mystery.If you enjoy fun and action packed stories with twists and turns throughout, then you will likely enjoy reading this book from beginning to end This book was suggested to me and I enjoyed reading it My plan was to take my time reading it, but it was difficult to do so because it was exciting The author did a great job of describing the characters just enough for the [...]
The head of dolomitic security detail protecting the Secretary of State on a visit to Pakistan has misgivings about her visit children s hospital after receiving a warning of a possible attack The visit goes ahead and there is an attack that is well planned and which successfully results in the kidnapping of the Secretary The head has promised to recover her and begins an investigation on his own that is hampered by politics and the fact that the kidnapping is was not carried out by a Islamic te [...]
A well written fast paced novel that gives you detailed insights into high level security operations and the mind set of the men who give their lives in this type of service In some parts the action scenes are so vividly written you could imagine watching them as a movie.The basis of State of Honour is about the terrorist acts that are directed towards the US and starts with an epilogue that is edgy, unexpected and does a good job of a page turner The story expands to show the patriotism, braver [...]
This is my favoured kind of book and it is quite a good one A good plot that is set within a tight deadline so it moves on quickly There is a lot of technical detail which points to thorough research and is written so that you really get to know the main characters I enjoyed the read and it kept me entertained.
What a ride thrilling, tense and fast paced with plenty of action Gary Haynes paints a vivid picture of special agent Tom Dupree s world in this political thriller which sees him work against the clock to rescue the kidnapped Secretary of State.