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Close Quarters The return of The Watchman deep cover specialist Marc Portman Close protection specialist Marc Portman is used to finding himself in hostile situations But none can be unpredictable than troubled Ukra

  • Title: Close Quarters
  • Author: Adrian Magson
  • ISBN: 9780727885043
  • Page: 254
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The return of The Watchman deep cover specialist Marc Portman Close protection specialist Marc Portman is used to finding himself in hostile situations But none can be unpredictable than troubled Ukraine, teetering on the brink of civil war.When a US State Department official on a fact finding mission to Ukraine is placed under house arrest, the CIA hire Portman The return of The Watchman deep cover specialist Marc PortmanClose protection specialist Marc Portman is used to finding himself in hostile situations But none can be unpredictable than troubled Ukraine, teetering on the brink of civil war.When a US State Department official on a fact finding mission to Ukraine is placed under house arrest, the CIA hire Portman codename Watchman to get him safely out of the country In that dangerous and volatile region, Portman will find himself up against local gangsters, Ukrainian Special Forces, professional snipers, pro Russian separatists and power crazed cops What he cannot know however is that his most lethal enemy comes from his own side

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    1. Richard on said:

      You know what you are going to get from a Adrian Magson book; if you don't already know of him, this example of his work will demonstrate his talents to the full.The author is a wonderfully gifted storyteller as well as a clever thriller writer who brings topical events exploding onto the page. I love his 60's French based detective Lucas Rocco and English spy thrillers with Harry Tate.However, with this second Marc Portman thriller Magson has created a mysterious special forces character, perha [...]

    2. Marilyn Rondeau on said:

      A new author for me and a new series even if I started with Book #2! All I can say is where have I been that I missed this dynamically adventuresome author whose words could very well come from the front pages of tomorrow’s newspaper? This latest Marc Portman Thriller caught my imagination and enthralled me right from the get-go. The writing is crisp, sharp and gets right to the point, just as the Watchman aka Marc Portman operates, with little to no unnecessary movements. Straight and to the [...]

    3. Elaine on said:

      This is a superb novel for anyone who enjoys their thriller being written by an author who is a master of his craft. It is action packed, with a deep cover specialist, Marc Portman, as the hero we follow as he endeavours to bring a US State Department official out from the Ukraine where he has been under house arrest. Although this is the second book in the series, it works well as a standalone (I haven’t read the first one - but look forward to doing so after reading this!)The author brings t [...]

    4. Bebe (Sarah) Brechner on said:

      This is an excellent thriller, the second in the Marc Portman, Watchman, series. Magson brings great military knowledge here, sure to satisfy those readers who love almost nonstop action with exceptional and authentic detail. Marc Portman, code name Watchman, is a freelance trouble shooter, brought into impossible rescue situations, often at the request of US intelligence. Here, he takes on a delicate diplomatic job that puts him in the Ukraine in the middle of that conflict, and with the additi [...]

    5. Doreen Richards on said:

      Full of action and suspense. Love hearing about the difficulties, the issues and how he digs himself out of this one as he helps an American state official placed under house arrest out of the Ukraine.

    6. Dan Curnutt on said:

      I want to thank Severn House Publishers and Net Galley for making a preview copy of this novel available to me for free in exchange for an honest review. The book will be released August 1, 2015.The CIA has had to get creative in their way of protecting and extracting operatives in countries where it is not necessarily Politically Correct to be active. As such they turn to free lance talents (former military special forces or previous CIA operatives) to handle some of this work on a contract bas [...]

    7. James on said:

      This is only the second Adrian Magson novel I’ve read. Along time ago I read his novel Red Station, the first of his Harry Tate series, but wasn’t massively impressed. It wasn’t that it was a bad novel, just a little slow for a spy thriller. Recently NetGalley hosted Close Quarters, the second in his Marc Portman series, and I opted to give it ago. I have to say that I’m glad that I did.Close Quarters is incredibly current, set in the on-going conflict between Russian separatists and the [...]

    8. Jane Hunt on said:

      Jane Hunt Writer First StepsJane Hunt Writer Book Reviews FacebookJane Hunt Writer Book Reviews Google+'Close Quarters' is the second Marc Portman thriller. I haven't read ' The Watchman', the first book featuring this character but there is enough background in this story to make it enjoyable as a standalone read. The setting and political climate is contemporary and relevant. Told from Marc Portman's point of view, in a PI style, Marc Portman is likeable and realistic. Unlike many novels of it [...]

    9. John Purvis on said:

      “Close Quarters” was published in 2015 (August) and was written by Adrian Magson (adrianmagson). Mr. Magson has written more than a dozen novels, this being the second of his ‘Marc Portman’ series. I obtained a galley of this novel for review through netgalley. I would categorize this novel as ‘R’ as there are instances of Violence and some Mature Language. This Thriller novel is set in contemporary times, mostly in the Ukraine. The primary character is Marc Portman, former military [...]

    10. Sally on said:

      “Close Quarters” take place in Washington DC and the Ukraine.Marc Portman (codename: Watchman) protects people in foreign countries who get into trouble with the local authorities. Arash Bagheri, a low ranking US State Department Official is abducted while in the Ukraine and Watchman is hired by the CIA to find, protect and safely extract him. Easy-peasy…right? Not so, because the Ukraine is on the verge of a civil war. From the get-go Watchman realizes this is not going to be easy because [...]

    11. Sharon on said:

      I would like to thank Severn House and NetGalley for providing me with an electronic copy to read and review. Close Quarters has all of the elements of a great spy thriller, including a believable main character with a combination of street smarts, intellect, and the ability to adapt to ever changing situations. Add in the following: a good chase, an indeterminate foe or foes, and a great plot with many twists and turns. Marc Portman (Watchman) is a close protection specialist, sent in by the CI [...]

    12. Philip Bailey on said:

      Happening in recent times as Russia stepped into Ukrainian affairs. Recent news indicates this may not be over, but it was not a good time to be a foreigner from any country as numerous groups had their own agenda, and likely were wary of if not outright despising anyone from America. So when a so called representative from America was taken into custody it fell upon a CIA contractor to extract him. What follows is a kill or be captured scenario which plays out with an abundance of action. Relyi [...]

    13. Nick Brett on said:

      A very topical thriller, but also a nod back to the old cold war type thrillers.In the second novel to feature “The Watchman” the hero of the title is an off the books operator sent into places to oversee operations and to step in if things go awry. In this, he is sent into the chaos of the Ukraine to rescue an unofficial envoy but things do go wrong and a frantic run for the border ensues. The bad guys here are not just in the Ukraine, back in the US the CIA support operation is being jeopa [...]

    14. Bestselling Thrillers on said:

      Close Quarters is an intricate, fast paced, topical thriller set in Washington and the Ukraine, which keeps the reader on his/her toes throughout.Marc Portman is an experienced protection specialist who is used to finding himself in extremely volatile situations. However this could be his toughest task yet!The CIA hire Portman on a hazardous mission, code name "Watchman" to get a top U.S. State Department Official safety out of the Ukraine. He gets involved in numerous hostilities, whereby he fi [...]

    15. John Johnstone on said:

      Marc Portman code name Watchman is a freelance covert operative hired by the CIA to escort a state official out the Ukraine which has just become one of the hottest spots for an U.S. Official. From the start he believes he is being sold out or at least his mission is being undermined but by whom. Can he trust his minders at Langley or does the problem lie elsewhere? This is a classic spy thriller where there any many interests in play at any one time and the spy is always left out in the cold. I [...]

    16. Yatish on said:

      This series has become my new favorite!!Magson does an incredible job blending fact with fiction and uses the turmoil occurring in Ukraine as the backdrop for this latest Portman adventure in which he's to rescue a trapped US official.The writing is fantastic portraying the danger in a region slowly crumbling into lawlessness, the despair of the people and the political machinations in the region.The best part though it the realism and grittiness in the action and story, at no point does the aut [...]

    17. Jay Williams on said:

      The title is right, this is a real thriller. The action takes places on many levels surrounding the escape of an American diplomat from war-torn Ukraine, with the help of a CIA contractor. While they run into problems with the Russian mafia and separatist militias, the biggest problems are in Washington DC, where a conniving Senator sabotages their efforts in hopes of making money for himself and his co-conspirators. The characters are described in depth and come across as real people The action [...]

    18. Joyce on said:

      This is a 4.5 star book. It was engrossing and very well written. The story line follows the protagonist on his travels yet at the same time keeps you attuned with his CIA handler, her boss and the antagonist. There is almost non-stop action for the protagonist and his cohorts. I found myself reading this when I should have been doing other thingsa most positive reaction to any novel. Thanks to New Galley and Severn House for an ARC for an honest review.

    19. Joyce on said:

      This is a 4.5 star book. It was engrossing and very well written. The story line follows the protagonist on his travels yet at the same time keeps you attuned with his CIA handler, her boss and the antagonist. There is almost non-stop action for the protagonist and his cohorts. I found myself reading this when I hold have been doing other thingsa most positive reaction to any novel. Thanks Net Galley and Severn House.

    20. Miki Habryn on said:

      This is cheerful, lightly violent, and fun, complete with enigmatic anti-hero with a troubled past (alluded to in an entirely out-of-context conversation with a secondary character), token attractive female foil, detailed pedigree and performance for every firearm mentioned, and a charmingly cavalier indifference to the possibility that locals in the Ukraine might not speak English.

    21. Denis Mcgrath on said:

      A CIA spy thriller with contemporary events in Washington DC and the Ukraine. Guaranteed to stir your adrenaline. And just the right length for a good read.

    22. Dan Donovan on said:

      Excellent readHigh caliber thriller. Well plotted novel, usual twists and turns - not so unbelievable to be absurd but enjoyable anyway.

    23. LPL Staff Reviews on said:

      I was hooked from the first page. There is a lot of action!Melissa B. Mahon Branch

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