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Full Name: Duncan Hunter
Codename: Maverick
Nationality: American
Organization: CIA
Occupation Agent

Creator: Mark A. Hewitt
Time Span: 2013 - 2021


Duncan Hunter is an agent with the CIA.

Okay, maybe not so much but he does work for them and in his own way he is an operative who gets involved in some pretty dangerous missions so in that regards my statement is correct. If you asked him, though, he would say he was a Marine first and foremost. Then a Marine pilot. Then a contract pilot for the CIA. Agent is something he would not say.

"Duncan Hunter, a retired Marine Corps fighter pilot, flies a top-secret airplane with his mentor, Greg Lynche, the sometimes uber-liberal retired CIA Chief of Air Branch. Together, in their quiet airplane, they execute some of the CIA's most sensitive airborne counterterrorism missions under a Special Access Program."

That plane is one of the main characters of the adventures, flown as it is by Hunter, someone very talented in the cockpit. It is a highly modified YO-3. According to Wikipedia, "the Lockheed YO-3 'Quiet Star' was an American single-engined, propeller-driven aircraft that was developed for battlefield observation during the Vietnam War. It was designed to be as quiet as possible, and was intended to observe troop movements in near-silence during the hours of darkness." The descriptions given for the further modifications made by the CIA technicians indicate that as quiet as the original design was, the new version is considerably more advanced therefore the plane is astoundingly silent.

So the impressive working, though hardly impressive looking 30-year old aircraft helps tremendously get Hunter into and out of trouble spots. Once there, of course, his continued survival is all up to him and his other talents. Luckily those are quite a few as well, starting with the fact that he was for many years a Marine and as such is still very much a Marine.


Number of Books:6
First Appearance:2013
Last Appearance:2021

1 Special Access Special Access
Written by Mark A. Hewitt
Copyright: 2013

In the wake of the President's announcing it was Navy SEALs who took out Bin Laden, someone has been targeting SEALs across the country. An old friend of Duncan Hunter is one of those who is certain he is being hunted and he asks Hunter for help. Giving that assistance will bring a heavy burden.
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2 Shoot Down Shoot Down
Written by Mark A. Hewitt
Copyright: 2014

After the killing of Libyan dictator Gaddafi, his huge cache of shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles because a much sought-after prize. Duncan Hunter uses his top-secret aircraft to join the hunt and to keep these weapons out of the hands of a man who uses such items to bring down airliners - for profit.
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3 No Need To Know No Need To Know
Written by Mark A. Hewitt
Copyright: 2015

Someone has breached the security of the CIA and a horrific amount of data has been compromised. Agents are being killed as a result and word comes that in that data is the location of suitcase nukes. Duncan Hunter joins the hunt for the data to keep al-Qaeda from getting it but that means he puts himself in their path as well.
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4 Blown Cover Blown Cover
Written by Mark A. Hewitt
Copyright: 2017

The previous US President, chased out of office for misdeeds, is out for revenge and high on his list is Duncan Hunter. Meanwhile, the disappearance of an airliner over the Pacific reveals a computer expert with one terrible plan in mind.
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5 Wet Work Wet Work
Written by Mark A. Hewitt
Copyright: 2019

As the President looks about to lose the next election, the CIA Director finds that a group of his own senior officials are operating a cabal aimed at taking power but the Secret Service is not interested, even if the plan calls for the death of the President. Duncan Hunter is called in to lead the fight.
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6 Special Activities Special Activities
Written by Mark A. Hewitt
Copyright: 2021

The rescue of an American woman from an ISIS base by Navy SEALS provides intel that the bride of a captured terrorist might have vital information about a plan by Iran to spread a horrible virus via air travel. She will not talk to just anyone - she demands it be Duncan Hunter.
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I know nothing about airplanes. I therefore know nothing about flying them other than some people do and I don't; some people want to and I don't.

That sounds like I am at best ambivalent about the art and skill of both the vessels and those operating them and I am not. I am pretty much in awe of the technology and pretty much those who have learned to control it.

Reading about planes and pilots is something I have done many times and when those books have been done well, I walk about having enjoyed my experience without ever having the knowledge. This is one of those series.

Duncan Hunter is a very interesting man that I enjoyed following. Well done to the author.


My Grade: A-


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