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Praise for License To Die
"Orkin masterfully blurs the lines between fact and fantasy, plausibly presenting the ostensibly delusional as possibly true. One never doubts that James suffers a fraught relationship with the real world, but it might be this condition that makes him such a brave and effective crime fighter. The story is marvelously entertaining, and one can enjoy this delightfully funny satire without having read its predecessors. A deeply funny parody of the classic spy thriller
— Kirkus Reviews
“Surprisingly gritty and epic in scale, while relentlessly sending up spy fiction that takes itself too seriously.”
--Antony Johnston, creator of Atomic Blonde and the Brigitte Sharp thrillers"
“Haris Orkin has renewed not-so-secret agent John Flynn’s license to thrill in another charming, thrilling and amusing page-turner that makes me sad for the rest” – Mark A. Altman, bestselling author of Nobody Does It Better: The Complete Oral History of James Bond.
“Orkin’s brilliance, and his gift to the reader, is the innate ability to create dark characters worthy of a Thomas Harris thriller and mingle them with James Flynn, the Everyman of our time; damaged, heroic, humorous and heartbreaking.”
--James L. Cox, author of Silver or Lead.
“In James Flynn, Haris Orkin has created one of the most unique heroes in modern mystery. Part James Bond, part patient in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. License To Die is a fast, fun, and thrilling read penned by a skilled writer who knows how to walk a tightrope without falling off!”
--Matt Coyle, author of the Shamus, Anthony and Lefty Award-winning Rick Cahill Series
"The James Flynn character takes the James Bond myth through Alice's looking glass with a story that never lets up and leaves the reader breathless at the end. Nothing is as it seems and yet everything is as you want it to be. I could not stop reading it. Something here for everybody."
-Tom McCaffrey, bestselling author of The Wise Ass
Full of suspense, humor, and, most importantly, heart, this is easily the best James Flynn novel yet. Orkin’s realism had me reminiscing about my time on the job and his witty writing kept me smiling the entire time.
- Ken Harris, Retired FBI and author of the From the Case Files of Steve Rockfish crime fiction series
"A James Bond parody that delivers plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, pulse-pounding action scenes and biting social commentary."