❰Reading❯ ➷ State of Honour Author Gary Haynes – Motyourdrive.co.uk

State of Honour chapter 1 State of Honour , meaning State of Honour , genre State of Honour , book cover State of Honour , flies State of Honour , State of Honour 4a09431ecd4b0 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 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


10 thoughts on “State of Honour

  1. says:

    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 and highlights, down to the gear the special ops teams are using, described in wicked detail, and always just enough to point up the realism of what was going on, never so much as to slow the pacing with boggy descriptive detail If you re a big Tom Clancy fan, you ll love this book, which is written in entirely the same tradition If you like Jack Reacher style heroes like you get with Lee Child or those Die Hard movies, once again, you ll feel right at home with this writer There were times when I wished Tom Dupree would take the bit out of his mouth and give us the unbridled version of himself in the same manner as the TV heroes But the author is just too in touch with the real world for that When Tom does kick in to high gear it s calculated, smart, and of necessity, not out of grandstanding By the time you get to the end of this novel you ll be crying foul on all the films that do stretch the truth Considering the author did take all the comic book extremes out of the equation, I was surprised how much sharper the tension was, and potent the adrenaline fix Maybe I shouldn t have been, but I ve been conditioned as most of us have by Hollywood s cinematic excesses As realistic, special agent thrillers go, this one is highly recommended.


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    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 when there is nowhere to run Jeannie Walker Award Winning Author


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    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 shaped so well that he may become another Jack Ryan, James Bond, Indiana Jones trope As Haynes describes his new action hero, He is a man who lives by a code of honour His calling is to save human life by putting his own life in jeopardy Join him as he battles to save the day 6 2 , 182 lbs., dark brown eyes, dark hair, Favourite handgun SIG Sauer P229, Martial Art Muay Thai Thai boxing , Marital status Single He wears his Bureau of Diplomatic Security badge with pride Haynes opens his book with a telling Prologue in Hindu Kush, Northwest Pakistan and with a deep inhale se states his story with realistic military jargon and a sharp attention to detail about the Pakistani countryside and atmosphere Jump to Islamabad and the ingredients for the plot that will let our new hero soar takes flight Events such as the attacks on Pakistan, the fact that The US Secretary of State Linda Carlyle is missing, abducted and is to be beheaded if her abductors are not found and eliminated and the work for Special Agent Tom Dupree is online Should Tom Dupree not rescue Secretary Carlyle from the terrorists then the threat of the beginning of WW III is in the realm of possibility.Haynes revs up the energy level form the first page and involves the reader in a manner like the best of Tom Clancy s novels But Hayes has his own style and the success of this book lies primarily in the manner he has constructed his Special Agent Tom Dupree a man who is fearless yet has a vulnerable side few see, a hero that takes all aspects of a situation into his head before simply making muscle noise With Dupree author Hayes has sculpted a fine hero and it is doubtless he will continue with adventures for him Welcome to a new action writer


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    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 dangers of a volatile political world The US Secretary of State is missing She, Linda Carlyle, was abducted Dupree is determined to protect her but he s soon racing against the clock as he s only three days to find and save her before she s killed The group that abducted her are threatening to behead her unless their demands are met The implications for Dupree s mission, should he fail, would be catastrophic as there s than just one life at stake The prevention of another world war could be on the line in this action led thriller.The book concerns terrorist threats but this is not your standard terrorism thriller The usual ingredients are replaced by contemporary themes and a focus on Pakistan, Iran and Saudi Arabia in a globe trotting ride that also takes in Europe and has Dupree following a lead back to the States The lines between good and bad are blurred with scheming and betrayal on all sides For Dupree it s hard to fight an enemy you can t even identify but there are plenty of evil adversaries, including the tortuous Hasni The writing reeks of authenticity It s clear that the author has a deep understanding of Pakistan and the Middle East especially the complex political situation and the military details ring true, as well as the fight scenes and weaponry.Mixing politics and espionage with a race against time plot Haynes has produced a novel that fans of the TV shows 24 and Homeland will enjoy.


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    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 terrorists , something that has been very prevalent in the news over the last couple of weeks It deals with the political quagmire surrounding hostage negotiations, or hostage rescues, whichever the case may be The negotiators have to walk this tightrope, in order to keep the Secretary of State alive, and keep this country out of war.This was a very well paced political thriller, that kept me reading for much longer than I intended to each night When I read a book like this, I try to guess what the ending is, or the twist is, but about halfway through this I gave up There is just so much stuff going on, I couldn t keep thinking about the What If s and possibilities the entire time It was very entertaining, and I thought the entire experience was very satisfying through the end.


  6. says:

    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 scheming CIA officer and a British soldier of fortune There are wheels within wheels as the action takes us inside Pakistan s corrupt intelligence agency as well as to a power hungry regional radical group which may or not be calling the shots While the writing style suited the action, with alot of weaponry details and close in fighting descriptions, a few descriptions were awkward, such as when something was described as the color of hacked strawberries There was a bit of lapses into British isms that didn t belong, for example, when the American hero reflects on his weight in stones an American would have given it in pounds But these were relatively minor and didn t retract from the action or the nicely complex plot.Recommended for those who like contemporary action thrillers with military overtones.


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    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 sideways, Tom saw panic flicking across his pale blue eyes He knew he couldn t find an angle of attack, and that the Englishman s strength was ebbing fast I found this book to be imaginative and well thought out, and Haynes has built in a number of twists and sub plots to keep the reader interested throughout the book a promising series opener which poses a number of what if scenarios.


  8. says:

    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 well developed characters and a strong storyline make for a great story Kudos, Gary Haynes 5 stars


  9. says:

    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 suspense, State of Honour is a must read for any political thriller junkie A gritty plot and the reality of atrocities of the war on terror make for a winning story I highly recommend


  10. says:

    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 for the sequel I read the excellent reviews on both .co.uk and before reading the book and agree that it should be awarded 5 well deserved stars Brilliant stuff


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