Books by David Hagberg

DAVID HAGBERG is a former Air Force cryptographer who has traveled extensively in Europe, the Arctic, and the Caribbean and has spoken at CIA functions. He has published more than twenty novels of suspense, including the bestselling High Flight, Assassin,


RETRIBUTION by David Hagberg
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A believable story told in a clear and concise style."
A former CIA director battles German mercenaries to protect members of SEAL Team Six. Read full book review >
BLOWOUT by David Hagberg
THRILLERS
Released: March 27, 2012

"An enjoyable and fast-moving tale that will leave readers eagerly awaiting the next one."
A blistering thriller from Dorgan, a former congressman and senator for North Dakota, and Hagberg, a former U.S. Air Force cryptographer. Read full book review >
ABYSS by David Hagberg
THRILLERS
Released: June 1, 2011

"Given the BP oil spill and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, this is a timely and frightening novel. Readers will be left thinking, This could really happen."
Ex-CIA chief Kirk McGarvey fends off charlatans and terrorists in this exciting and largely plausible eco-thriller. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: May 1, 2008

"A little-known slice of Cold War history, as experienced by an insider and vividly retold by an old pro."
Nonfiction thriller about the Soviet naval mutiny that inspired The Hunt for Red October. Read full book review >
ALLAH’S SCORPION by David Hagberg
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

"Pretty tired stuff. Maybe it's time for McGarvey to try out that new career."
It's McGarvey vs. al-Qaeda when thrillermeister Hagberg cranks out the old formula for the 33rd time (Soldier of God, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >
SOLDIER OF GOD by David Hagberg
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Flat and stale but, given the tested loyalty of the Hagberg fan base, probably a hit."
A tireless thrillermeister evokes jihad again in his relentlessly formulaic 32nd (By Dawn's Early Light, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >
BY DAWN’S EARLY LIGHT by David Hagberg
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Certainly up-do-date and action-driven, but one very much for the men, especially those hungry for Hagberg's tons of techno-fact."
Having spent perhaps a week novelizing at mach-speed the script of Schwarzenegger's Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, former Air Force cryptographer Hagberg abandons his long-running Kirk McGarvey series (The Kill Zone, 2002, etc.) and rests momentarily for a fresh attack on international technothrills while hatching plots for McGarvey's new role as director of the CIA. Read full book review >
THE KILL ZONE by David Hagberg
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Le Carré manqué, true enough, but spymeister Hagberg can percolate an action scene with the best of them."
With Kirk McGarvey's return to action after a one-book hiatus, old pro Hagberg (Joshua's Hammer, 2000, etc.) shows that his hand's still firm on the thriller. Read full book review >
EDEN’S GATE by David Hagberg
THRILLERS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Smooth sailing. Have no fear, Hagberg fans, that any page might be dull."
Typing at mach-speed, ex-Air Force cryptographer Hagberg has published over 60 suspensers under various pen names (Sean Flannery, etc.). Read full book review >
JOSHUA’S HAMMER by David Hagberg
THRILLERS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Still, McGarvey seems to have lost some edge. He has fantasies of becoming a Voltaire scholar, and anxieties about looming grandfatherhood. Somebody should give the guy a rest."
The bad guys have this secret weapon of mass destruction and want to vaporize the good guys with it. So what else is new? In Hagberg's 13th Kirk McGarvey thriller, not much. Read full book review >
WHITE HOUSE by David Hagberg
THRILLERS
Released: Aug. 24, 1999

"Since it's all comic-book stuff, it doesn't drag, but it doesn't grab either."
A touch of Japan-bashing, a smidgen of nuke-scarifying, and a max of superheated swashbuckling—all in this formulaic Hagberg technothriller (Assassin, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >
ASSASSIN by David Hagberg
THRILLERS
Released: June 24, 1997

"Another twisty thriller from the reliable Hagberg (High Flight, 1995, etc.)—and a welcome return for Cold War hardcase McGarvey, who's still a cunning devil when it comes to organizing solo operations across forbidden frontiers."
The security services of several nations want to stop retired CIA hit man Kirk McGarvey before he can complete a lone-wolf mission to Moscow that could upset any number of geopolitical applecarts. Read full book review >
HIGH FLIGHT by David Hagberg
THRILLERS
Released: Sept. 2, 1995

"Geopolitical escapism of a very high if deeply disturbing order."
Japan baiting and bashing become fine arts in this complex but effective and fast-paced technothriller from old pro Hagberg (Desert Fire, 1993, etc.) Read full book review >
DESERT FIRE by David Hagberg
THRILLERS
Released: July 1, 1993

"An absorbing if wintry tale—especially notable for its broody atmosphere and its driven, world-weary protagonist."
A lone German detective battles Iraqis and PLO mercenaries seeking to secure Saddam Hussein a powerful atomic reactor that would guarantee him bomb-grade plutonium—in an effectively moody chiller from old pro Hagberg (Critical Mass, etc.). Read full book review >
CRITICAL MASS by David Hagberg
THRILLERS
Released: June 1, 1992

"Not really good for you, or for international relations, but there's no point in fighting Hagberg's crudely effective force."
Vengeful Japanese cowboy/industrialist seeks to build A-bomb; vengeful American cowboy/agent seeks to thwart same—in this expert rouser from dependable Hagberg (Countdown, 1990; Crossfire, 1991). Read full book review >
CROSSFIRE by David Hagberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 1991

"McGarvey wears very well indeed."
Russians, Iranians, Americans, Nazis, Israelis, and Argentines go for each others' throats in the search for real, fake, old, and new gold in at least two hemispheres. Read full book review >