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  • Published: 25 April 2023
  • ISBN: 9780593333549
  • Imprint: Berkley
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $26.99

Hostile Intent




In the espionage community, Vienna is known as the City of Spies, and Matt Drake is about to learn why in the latest electrifying thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Tom Clancy Target Acquired and The Outside Man.

In the espionage community, Vienna is known as the City of Spies, and Matt Drake is about to learn why in the latest electrifying thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Tom Clancy Target Acquired and The Outside Man.

When a mysterious walk-in to the US embassy in Vienna claims to have critical information about a Russian intelligence operation, he raises eyebrows. But when he asks for Matt Drake by name and calls himself the Irishman, he gets the DIA’s premier case officer on a one-way flight.

Matt arrives to find Austria’s charming capital lousy with intelligence officers, all swirling around Nolan Burke—a onetime member of the real IRA. But before Matt can debrief Nolan, the Irishman is kidnapped by a Russian direct action team. Now, Matt must find a way to repay the debt of honor he owes Nolan while stopping World War III in the process.

  • Published: 25 April 2023
  • ISBN: 9780593333549
  • Imprint: Berkley
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $26.99

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"This is a thinking man's action thriller, kind of what you'd have if you mixed John le Carré with Brad Thor. Cerebral when it wants to be and action-packed when it needs to be."—The Providence Journal

"A hell of a ride....More, please."—Booklist (starred review)

"A novel with an emotional core, and that may be what makes it stand out from other thrillers of a similar ilk. A page-turner with the kind of small details that lend unquestionable authenticity."—Kirkus Reviews

"Don Bentley...succeeds in making Without Sanction an original and fresh story that inspires empathy for his characters and plot. Action-packed...with plenty of vivid battle scenes and military details that keep the plot churning."—South Florida Sun-Sentinel