Mark Sava

4 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 303 ratings

The Colonel's Mistake Publisher's Summary

In Baku, Azerbaijan, CIA operations officer Daria Buckingham is arrested for a heinous crime. Her former boss, retired CIA station chief Mark Sava, is sure she’s innocent and tries to help her out - landing him in the middle of the new Great Game, an espionage war over oil that has China, Iran, and the United States clawing at each other’s throats. Back in Washington, DC, Colonel Henry Amato, assistant to the US national security advisor, is keeping a close watch on the situation. His stake in the Great Game is high - and personal.

The first novel of a globetrotting new thriller series, The Colonel’s Mistake takes listeners on an unforgettable ride into the shadows of the world’s most volatile region, where the good, the bad, and the brutal play a deadly chess game of global espionage.

©2012 Dan Mayland (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Colonel's Mistake

    • By: Dan Mayland
    • Narrated by: Richard Allen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 131

    In Baku, Azerbaijan, CIA operations officer Daria Buckingham is arrested for a heinous crime. Her former boss, retired CIA station chief Mark Sava, is sure she’s innocent and tries to help her out - landing him in the middle of the new Great Game, an espionage war over oil that has China, Iran, and the United States clawing at each other’s throats. Back in Washington, DC, Colonel Henry Amato, assistant to the US national security advisor, is keeping a close watch on the situation.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing start to a great series!

    • By Wayne on 03-13-16

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 2

    • The Leveling

    • A Mark Sava Thriller, Book 2
    • By: Dan Mayland
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Former CIA station chief of Azerbaijan Mark Sava has given up the spy game and become a professor in the city of Baku. But when a gunman makes a brazen attempt on his life in the hallowed halls of the national library, Sava suddenly becomes a persona non grata in his adopted home. The Azeri government gives him only a few hours to leave the country, and the CIA wants him back in the US. But Sava learns that his friend John Decker has been kidnapped - and knows he has no option but to find Decker.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent espionage thriller series!

    • By Wayne on 03-12-16

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 3

    • Spy for Hire

    • A Mark Sava Spy Thriller
    • By: Dan Mayland
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    Ex-CIA station chief Mark Sava has a new life in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, making easy money as a spy for hire. But then his girlfriend, Daria Buckingham, discovers the private intelligence company Sava works for has smuggled a mysterious young boy into one of the orphanages for which she arranges funding - and Saudi and CIA forces show an unhealthy interest in the child. Sava calls on old friend and ex-Navy SEAL John Decker to keep the child safe as he and Daria search for the truth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly good espionage thriller!

    • By Wayne on 03-11-16

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 4

    • Death of a Spy

    • Mark Sava, Book 4
    • By: Dan Mayland
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Life has never been better for Mark Sava, the former CIA station chief of Azerbaijan. He's recently married, has a newborn daughter, and the launch of his spies-for-hire business in Central Asia has been a great success. Then he gets a call from the US Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia - one his employees, seventy-two-year-old Larry Bowlan, has died of a heart attack.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WOW! A wonderful espionage series just got better

    • By Wayne on 03-12-16

    Regular price: $19.95