The Good Spy Dies Twice by Mark Hosack – Spotlight and Giveaway

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“The Good Spy Dies Twice,” the cryptic final words from a condemned death row inmate draw Jake Boxer, the one-time king of cable news, out of retirement, setting him on a collision course with a deadly global conspiracy involving his secretive wife, a depraved New World Order, and the “guests” at a posh Alaskan ski resort. Everyone is a suspect. Part spy thriller, part whodunit, “The Good Spy Dies Twice” is the first book in Mark Hosack’s explosive new thriller series, Bullseye. Called “an undeniably spry and rousing espionage tale” by Kirkus Reviews.

Enjoy an Excerpt


He heard it…he finally heard it!

Well, he thought he’d heard it. He couldn’t be sure. His head was still ringing from a massive—and quite unexpected—electrical shock.

One minute Brody had been climbing an old chain-link fence that encircled the mountain—listening intently through his headphones—the next he was flailing backward, thrown by an electrical jolt that had struck like lightning.

Only it wasn’t lightning.

The shock had most definitely come from that fence.

Brody had landed flat on his back on the frozen earth, and the impact had knocked the wind out of him.

Now gasping, he sucked on the cold Russian air, his body desperate for oxygen, but his mind racing for something else.

The sound he’d heard while climbing the fence—the one that had practically vibrated the headphones right off his head—that hum…it was real! And it was right there on his—

Audio recorder.

Oh, shit.

Where was it? His recorder?

His headphones were still on his head, but his audio recorder had bounced out of its satchel. It had been a short fall, just ten feet or so. It couldn’t have gone far, and so long as it wasn’t damaged…

His heart sank into his guts.

What if it was broken? After traveling thousands of miles to Russia? After stealing away from his sleeping fiancée in the dead of the night and driving for nearly twenty-four hours, nonstop? After sneaking into an abandoned Soviet-era military installation?

About the Author:Mark Hosack is the author of THE GOOD SPY DIES TWICE (Book 1: The Bullseye Series), and IDENTITY (Simon & Schuster). He also wrote on the web series SEQUESTERED for Sony Crackle, the screenplay for GIVE ‘EM HELL, MALONE (Thomas Jane, Ving Rhames), and he both wrote and directed the award winning independent film PALE BLUE MOON. Mark lives in Los Angeles with his wife and a brood of gremlins that insist on calling him Dad.

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  1. I really enjoyed reading the excerpt, thank you!

  2. Thanks for hosting!

  3. This book sounds like it’s full of action. I’m curious to know why you chose the name Brody for your main character? Is there a special meaning behind that name?

    • Hi Astilbe – The main character is actually a guy named Jake Boxer, who pops in after this prologue. He’s one of many J.B.’s in thrillers – James Bond … Jason Bourne… but he’s kind of the antithesis of them! Poor old Brody on the other hand… well… let me just leave at that. Poor. Old. Brody.

  4. Many thanks for checking out the book, Long and Short Reviews! If anyone has any quesions… or if you just want to say “Hi” … hit me up in the comments. It might take me a beat to get back to you… I’m on the road driving today… but I’ll be around this afternoon for sure. Thanks all!

  5. James Robert says:

    Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway

  6. Patricia C says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win

  7. Rita Wray says:

    Sounds like a great read.

  8. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. 🙂

  9. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  10. bernie wallace says:

    This sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.

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