The University has been a clandestine organization since the days of the OSS. The University and its agents have always lived in the shadows; using its vast intelligence resources to help defeat the Nazis, end the Cold War and strike back at terrorists all over the globe. They have been at the forefront of global espionage for decades. Entrusted with running The University, James Hicks is one of the most powerful—and secretive—men alive.

But when Hick’s brilliant protege is turned by a terrorist group that has alarmingly already begun operating on U.S. soil, Hicks finds himself in a race against time to find out just how the agent has been turned and why. He must use The University’s covert global network to uncover a deadly biological plot that threatens to unleash a new era of chaos and anarchy not only on the United States, but on the entire western world.

A fast-paced contemporary thriller that calls to mind classics like The Day of the Jackal and The Hunt for Red October; Terrence McCauley has crafted a riveting novel of espionage that will immediately raise him to the forefront of our very best spy novelists.


  • ASIN : 1940610346
  • Publisher : Polis Books; 1st edition (July 14, 2015)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9781940610344
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1940610344
  • Item Weight : 14 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.4 x 1 x 8.3 inches
Taking it to Terror
Taking it to Terror
Doctor Panic on Amazon
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"I have not read a lot of espionage type books, a hand full of shorter stories with a character called Red Finger. I went i not knowing what to expect, but having enjoyed the author's past works. I wasn't disappointed. The character development is strong and the author makes you feel as if you are on the scene. Hicks who is the main character and top notch agent or a outfit called the University sets out to take down a terrorist group that managed of all things to turn his protege. The story just erupts from there and you want to never put the book down, Hicks at times is brash and cocky, and admittedly a total ass! I am ok with that, because he has to be to get the results! I highly recommend this one, whether you are a fan of this type of stuff, or if you really just like a good action packed story"
A straight right hand to the face
A straight right hand to the face
Mets6986 on Amazon
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"This very satisfying spy thriller has an impact just like the blows that are delivered at a couple of points in the story. The pacing is terrific -- I raced through the book in less than a day. Hicks and his merciless no-BS approach to getting results form really hard bedrock for the story. McCauley gets the technical stuff right with sinking into the trap of having his story be just a techno-thriller. He's a New Yorker through and through, and it shows in his excellent use of multiple neighborhoods in different boroughs as backdrop. This reminds me so much of William Friedkin movies like "The French Connection" and "To Live and Die in L.A."."
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"This is the spy novel I've been waiting for. Terrance McCauley tells an old school character driven spy novel, that is always rooted in modern day. The technology is there but never outweighs the characters or the pacing. The plot is, frankly, terrifying, and James Hicks, the spy at the center of the book is a great character. This book moves like wildfire during a drought, and you'll race to finish. I was done in 2 days... I don't remember the last time i read a book that quickly. "I can't wait for the sequel."