Kirk McGarvey is the featured character in the techno thriller Kirk McGrvey series of novels by David Hagberg the popular American novelist from Minnesota. The first novel in the series was Without Honor that was first published in 1989, before it spawned more than a dozen more titles.
Kirk McGarvey the protagonist of the novel series is an ex CIA agent who had been trained to fight the Soviets for years before he fell out of favor. He lost his job during Jimmy Carter’s presidency after the bureau phased out his type to make way for a gentler kinder type of intelligence officer. The former spy is now spending his mid-forties running a bookstore in Europe.
The first novel in the series “Without Honor” kicks off with the hijacking of a plane on the way to Cuba, a situation that leaves four CIA agents among four other people dead. The CIA lacks the necessary expertise to investigation and bring the culprits to book but knows of a man with special skills to do just that – McGarvey. Kirk McGarvey has a dark past which comes back to haunt him even as he tries to reintegrate himself into normal society.
Unable to resist the call to help the agency find the spy who is operating in the highest levels of the American government he makes his return into US intelligence. He soon discovers that the intelligence world never really changes and that he is still the same man he was before he left. What follows is an explosive narrative of deception and deceit where survival means you