David Hagberg Books

David Hagberg is an American author that has written a number of popular titles, from Flash Gordon to a Novelization of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. Though, most of David’s hardcore fans will tell you that the true manifestation of his skills is all the techno-thrillers he has written.

Order of Nick Carter: Killmaster Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Checkmate in Rio ( By: ) 1964 Description / Buy
2 Safari for Spies ( By: ) 1964 Description / Buy
3 Danger Key ( By: ) 1966 Description / Buy
4 The Weapon Of Night (Short Story) ( By: ) 1967 Description / Buy
5 The Judas Spy ( By: ) 1968 Description / Buy
6 14 Seconds To Hell ( By: ) 1968 Description / Buy
7 Carnival for Killing ( By: ) 1969 Description / Buy
8 The Casbah Killers ( By: ) 1969 Description / Buy
9 The Doomsday Formula ( By: ) 1969 Description / Buy
10 Operation Snake ( By: ) 1969 Description / Buy
11 The Mind Killers ( By: ) 1970 Description / Buy
12 Cambodia ( By: ) 1970 Description / Buy
13 The Red Rebellion ( By: ) 1970 Description / Buy
14 Moscow ( By: ) 1970 Description / Buy
15 The Executioners ( By: ) 1970 Description / Buy
16 Time Clock of Death ( By: ) 1970 Description / Buy
17 The Death Strain ( By: ) 1970 Description / Buy
18 Ice Bomb Zero ( By: ) 1971 Description / Buy
19 Assault on England ( By: ) 1972 Description / Buy
20 The Omega Terror ( By: ) 1972 Description / Buy
21 The Omega Terror ( By: ) 1972 Description / Buy
22 Devil's Dozen ( By: ) 1973 Description / Buy
23 Code Name ( By: ) 1973 Description / Buy
24 Our Agent in Rome Is Missing ( By: ) 1973 Description / Buy
25 Liquidator, The ( By: ) 1973 Description / Buy
26 The Code ( By: ) 1973 Description / Buy
27 Butcher of Belgrade ( By: ) 1973 Description / Buy
28 Assassination Brigade ( By: ) 1973 Description / Buy
29 Night of the Avenger ( By: ) 1973 Description / Buy
30 Hour of the Wolf ( By: ) 1973 Description / Buy
31 Ice-Trap Terror ( By: ) 1974 Description / Buy
32 Man Who Sold Death ( By: ) 1974 Description / Buy
33 The N3 Conspiracy ( By: ) 1974 Description / Buy
34 The Man Who Sold Death ( By: ) 1974 Description / Buy
35 Sign of the Cobra ( By: ) 1974 Description / Buy
36 The Jerusalem File ( By: ) 1975 Description / Buy
37 The Sign of the Prayer Shawl 1976 Description / Buy
38 The Gallagher Plot ( By: ) 1976 Description / Buy
39 Green Wolf Connection ( By: ) 1976 Description / Buy
40 The Snake Flag Conspiracy ( By: ) 1976 Description / Buy
41 The Sign of the Prayer Shawl ( By: ) 1976 Description / Buy
42 Death Message, Oil 74-2 ( By: ) 1976 Description / Buy
43 The Snake Flag Conspiracy ( By: ) 1976 Description / Buy
44 The List ( By: ) 1976 Description / Buy
45 The Aztec Avenger ( By: ) 1976 Description / Buy
46 Massacre in Milan ( By: ) 1977 Description / Buy
47 Assassin ( By: ) 1977 Description / Buy
48 Six Bloody Summer Days ( By: ) 1978 Description / Buy
49 Assignment ( By: ) 1978 Description / Buy
50 The Z Document ( By: ) 1978 Description / Buy
51 The Pamplona Affair ( By: ) 1978 Description / Buy
52 The Fanatics of Al Asad ( By: ) 1978 Description / Buy
53 Trouble in Paradise ( By: ) 1978 Description / Buy
54 The Ebony Cross ( By: ) 1978 Description / Buy
55 Deadly Doubles ( By: ) 1978 Description / Buy
56 The Doomsday Spore ( By: ) 1978 Description / Buy
57 Under the Wall ( By: ) 1978 Description / Buy
58 Race of Death 1978 Description / Buy
59 Thunderstrike in Syria ( By: ) 1979 Description / Buy
60 Revenge of the Generals ( By: ) 1979 Description / Buy
61 The Redolmo Affair ( By: ) 1979 Description / Buy
62 The Jamaican Exchange ( By: ) 1979 Description / Buy
63 The Nowhere Weapon ( By: ) 1979 Description / Buy
64 The Nowhere Weapon ( By: ) 1979 Description / Buy
65 The Asian Mantrap ( By: ) 1979 Description / Buy
66 Tropical Deathpact ( By: ) 1979 Description / Buy
67 Tropical Deathpact ( By: ) 1979 Description / Buy
68 The Pemex Chart ( By: ) 1979 Description / Buy
69 The Satan Trap ( By: ) 1979 Description / Buy
70 Reich Four ( By: ) 1979 Description / Buy
71 Day of the Dingo ( By: ) 1980 Description / Buy
72 Eighth Card Stud ( By: ) 1980 Description / Buy
73 War from the Clouds ( By: ) 1980 Description / Buy
74 And Next the King ( By: ) 1980 Description / Buy
75 Strike of the Hawk ( By: ) 1980 Description / Buy
76 Tarantula Strike ( By: ) 1980 Description / Buy
77 Ten Times Dynamite ( By: ) 1980 Description / Buy
78 The Suicide Seat ( By: ) 1980 Description / Buy
79 Death Mission ( By: ) 1980 Description / Buy
80 The Parisian Affair ( By: ) 1981 Description / Buy
81 The Q Man ( By: ) 1981 Description / Buy
82 The Ouster Conspiracy 1981 Description / Buy
83 The Society of Nine ( By: ) 1981 Description / Buy
84 The Golden Bull ( By: ) 1981 Description / Buy
85 The Katmandu Contract ( By: ) 1981 Description / Buy
86 The Dubrovnik Massacre ( By: ) 1981 Description / Buy
87 The Solar Menace ( By: ) 1981 Description / Buy
88 Beirut Incident ( By: ) 1981 Description / Buy
89 The Strontium Code 1981 Description / Buy
90 Pleasure Island ( By: ) 1981 Description / Buy
91 Cauldron of Hell ( By: ) 1981 Description / Buy
92 Chessmaster ( By: ) 1982 Description / Buy
93 The Last Samurai ( By: ) 1982 Description / Buy
94 Deathlight 1982 Description / Buy
95 Norwegian Typhoon ( By: ) 1982 Description / Buy
96 The Dominican Affair 1982 Description / Buy
97 The Puppet Master 1982 Description / Buy
98 The Hunter 1982 Description / Buy
99 Appointment in Haiphong 1982 Description / Buy
100 Operation McMurdo Sound 1982 Description / Buy
101 Retreat for Death 1982 Description / Buy
102 The Damocles Threat 1982 Description / Buy
103 Turkish Bloodbath ( By: ) 1982 Description / Buy
104 Earth Shaker ( By: ) 1982 Description / Buy
105 The Treason Game ( By: ) 1982 Description / Buy
106 The Israeli Connection ( By: ) 1982 Description / Buy
107 The Turncoat ( By: ) 1982 Description / Buy
108 The Mendoza Manuscript ( By: ) 1982 Description / Buy
109 The Death Star Affair ( By: ) 1982 Description / Buy
110 Doctor DNA ( By: ) 1982 Description / Buy
111 The Greek Summit ( By: ) 1982 Description / Buy
112 The Death Dealer ( By: ) 1983 Description / Buy
113 The Istanbul Decision 1983 Description / Buy
114 Earthfire North 1983 Description / Buy
115 The Christmas Kill ( By: ) 1983 Description / Buy
116 Hide and Go Die ( By: ) 1983 Description / Buy
117 The Outback Ghosts ( By: ) 1983 Description / Buy
118 The Kali Death Cult ( By: ) 1983 Description / Buy
119 Operation Vendetta ( By: ) 1983 Description / Buy
120 The Yukon Target ( By: ) 1983 Description / Buy
121 Earthfire North ( By: ) 1983 Description / Buy
122 The Decoy Hit ( By: ) 1983 Description / Buy
123 The Budapest Run ( By: ) 1983 Description / Buy
124 Caribbean Coup ( By: ) 1984 Description / Buy
125 The Algarve Affair ( By: ) 1984 Description / Buy
126 Vatican Vendetta ( By: ) 1984 Description / Buy
127 Zero-Hour Strike Force 1984 Description / Buy
128 Operation Sharkbite ( By: ) 1984 Description / Buy
129 Death Island 1984 Description / Buy
130 Night of the Warheads ( By: ) 1984 Description / Buy
131 Assignment ( By: ) 1984 Description / Buy
132 Death Hand Play 1984 Description / Buy
133 The Kremlin Kill ( By: ) 1984 Description / Buy
134 San Juan Inferno ( By: ) 1984 Description / Buy
135 The Blue Ice Affair ( By: ) 1985 Description / Buy
136 Circle of Scorpions ( By: ) 1985 Description / Buy
137 The Vengeance Game 1985 Description / Buy
138 The Macao Massacre ( By: ) 1985 Description / Buy
139 Last Flight to Moscow ( By: ) 1985 Description / Buy
140 The Normandy Code ( By: ) 1985 Description / Buy
141 The Assassin Convention ( By: ) 1985 Description / Buy
142 Blood of the Scimitar ( By: ) 1985 Description / Buy
143 The Tarlov Cipher ( By: ) 1985 Description / Buy
144 Slaughter Day ( By: ) 1986 Description / Buy
145 The Killing Ground 1986 Description / Buy
146 Target Red Star ( By: ) 1986 Description / Buy
147 Mercenary Mountain ( By: ) 1986 Description / Buy
148 The Cyclops Conspiracy ( By: ) 1986 Description / Buy
149 The Berlin Target ( By: ) 1986 Description / Buy
150 Blood Ultimatum ( By: ) 1986 Description / Buy
151 Tunnel for Traitors ( By: ) 1986 Description / Buy
152 Death Orbit 1986 Description / Buy
153 Terror Times Two ( By: ) 1986 Description / Buy
154 The Master Assassin ( By: ) 1986 Description / Buy
155 Operation Petrograd 1986 Description / Buy
156 Holy War ( By: ) 1987 Description / Buy
157 The Andropov File ( By: ) 1987 Description / Buy
158 Crossfire Red ( By: ) 1987 Description / Buy
159 Blood of the Falcon ( By: ) 1987 Description / Buy
160 Death Squad ( By: ) 1987 Description / Buy
161 The Terror Code ( By: ) 1987 Description / Buy
162 Blood Raid ( By: ) 1987 Description / Buy
163 East of Hell 1987 Description / Buy
164 Killing Games ( By: ) 1987 Description / Buy
165 Terms of Vengeance ( By: ) 1987 Description / Buy
166 Pressure Point ( By: ) 1987 Description / Buy
167 Night of the Condor ( By: ) 1987 Description / Buy
168 The Poseidon Target ( By: ) 1987 Description / Buy
169 Bolivian Heat ( By: ) 1988 Description / Buy
170 The Death's Head Conspiracy ( By: ) 1988 Description / Buy
171 Dragonfire ( By: ) 1988 Description / Buy
172 Bloodtrail to Mecca ( By: ) 1988 Description / Buy
173 Deathstrike ( By: ) 1988 Description / Buy
174 Lethal Prey ( By: ) 1988 Description / Buy
175 Spykiller ( By: ) 1988 Description / Buy
176 The Rangoon Man ( By: ) 1988 Description / Buy
177 Afghan Intercept ( By: ) 1988 Description / Buy
178 Code Name Cobra ( By: ) 1988 Description / Buy
179 Countdown to Armageddon ( By: ) 1988 Description / Buy
180 Black Sea Bloodbath ( By: ) 1988 Description / Buy
181 Day of the Assassin ( By: ) 1989 Description / Buy
182 The Deadly Diva ( By: ) 1989 Description / Buy
183 Invitation to Death ( By: ) 1989 Description / Buy
184 The Korean Kill ( By: ) 1989 Description / Buy
185 Middle East Massacre ( By: ) 1989 Description / Buy
186 Holiday in Hell ( By: ) 1989 Description / Buy
187 Sanction to Slaughter ( By: ) 1989 Description / Buy
188 Law of the Lion ( By: ) 1989 Description / Buy
189 Hong Kong Hit ( By: ) 1989 Description / Buy
190 Deep Sea Death ( By: ) 1989 Description / Buy
191 Arms of Vengeance ( By: ) 1989 Description / Buy
192 Hell-Bound Express ( By: ) 1989 Description / Buy
193 Isle of Blood ( By: ) 1989 Description / Buy
194 Singapore Sling ( By: ) 1990 Description / Buy
195 Arctic Abduction ( By: ) 1990 Description / Buy
196 Ruby Red Death ( By: ) 1990 Description / Buy
197 Dragon Slay ( By: ) 1990 Description / Buy

Order of Flash Gordon Novels Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Massacre in the 22nd Century 1980 Description / Buy
2 War of the Citadels 1980 Description / Buy
3 Crisis on Citadel II 1980 Description / Buy
4 Forces from the Federation 1981 Description / Buy
5 Citadels Under Attack 1981 Description / Buy
6 Citadels on Earth 1981 Description / Buy

Order of The Magic Man Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Magic Man 1983 Description / Buy
2 The Gamov Factor 1983 Description / Buy
3 Pipeline from Hell 1984 Description / Buy
4 Call of Honor 1985 Description / Buy

Order of Kirk McGarvey Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Without Honor 1989 Description / Buy
2 Countdown 1990 Description / Buy
3 Crossfire 1991 Description / Buy
4 Critical Mass 1992 Description / Buy
5 High Flight 1995 Description / Buy
6 Assassin 1997 Description / Buy
7 White House 1999 Description / Buy
8 Joshua's Hammer 2000 Description / Buy
9 The Kill Zone 2002 Description / Buy
10 Soldier of God 2005 Description / Buy
11 Allah's Scorpion 2006 Description / Buy
12 Dance with the Dragon 2007 Description / Buy
13 The Expediter 2009 Description / Buy
14 The Cabal 2010 Description / Buy
15 Abyss 2011 Description / Buy
16 Castro's Daughter 2012 Description / Buy
17 Blood Pact 2014 Description / Buy
18 Retribution 2015 Description / Buy
19 The Shadowmen 2016 Description / Buy
20 The Fourth Horseman 2016 Description / Buy
21 24 Hours (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
22 End Game 2016 Description / Buy
23 Tower Down 2018 Description / Buy
24 Flash Points 2018 Description / Buy
25 Face Off 2018 Description / Buy
26 First Kill 2019 Description / Buy
27 McGarvey 2020 Description / Buy
28 Gambit 2021 Description / Buy

Order of David Hagberg Short Stories/Novellas

# Read Title Published Details
1 Breaking Point (Short Story) 2003 Description / Buy
2 V5 (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Nate Osborne and Ashley Borden Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Blowout 2012 Description / Buy
2 Gridlock 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Bill Lane Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Winner Take All 1994 Description / Buy
2 Kilo Option 1996 Description / Buy
3 Achilles' Heel 1998 Description / Buy
4 Eden's Gate 2001 Description / Buy

Order of Wallace Mahoney Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Kremlin Conspiracy 1979 Description / Buy
2 Eagles Fly 1980 Description / Buy
3 Hollow Men 1982 Description / Buy
4 Broken Idols 1985 Description / Buy
5 Moscow Crossing 1988 Description / Buy
6 Crossed Swords 1989 Description / Buy
7 False Prophets 1996 Description / Buy

Order of David Hagberg Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 Twister 1975 Description / Buy
2 The Capsule 1976 Description / Buy
3 Croc 1977 Description / Buy
4 That Winslow Woman 1977 Description / Buy
5 The Kummersdorf Connection 1978 Description / Buy
6 Trinity Factor 1981 Description / Buy
7 Heartland 1983 Description / Buy
8 Heroes 1985 Description / Buy
9 Gulag 1987 Description / Buy
10 Last Come the Children 1987 Description / Buy
11 The Zebra Network 1989 Description / Buy
12 Counterstrike 1990 Description / Buy
13 Moving Targets 1992 Description / Buy
14 Desert Fire 1993 Description / Buy
15 Terminator 3 2003 Description / Buy
16 By Dawn's Early Light 2003 Description / Buy
17 Burned 2009 Description / Buy
18 Crash 2020 Description / Buy

Order of David Hagberg Non-Fiction Books

# Read Title Published Details
1 Mutiny 2008 Description / Buy
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David Hagberg was born in 1942 in Duluth, Minnesota. Upon leaving high school, David immediately went into the army, finding a place in the Air Force as a cryptographer. The author’s experience in this field definitely aided his eventual success as a writer.

David’s contribution to the Air Force, especially during the time he was stationed in Greenland and in Germany was definitely notable, particularly if you take into account the work he did when it came to constructing the world’s most impressive crypto center at the time.

David’s Educational background includes time spent at the University of Maryland and the University of Wisconsin where he gained an understanding of subjects like math, physics and philosophy.

It is difficult to determine when the writing bug first struck David. However, he has admitted that he didn’t really learn to write until he went to the Duluth Herald and News Tribune, working as a Club Reporter. The opportunity gave him the skills to organize his thoughts and craft interesting stories, and it wasn’t long before the Associated Press took him on as a news desk editor.

David Hagberg’s first book was published in 1975 by Dell. He went on to publish several dozen books, with his most popular works revolving around a super spy called Kirk McGarvey.

David’s books are very detailed and manifest the time he injects into researching the techno aspects of his stories. He has also been praised for playing with plots that have proven prophetic over time.

For instance, Joshua’s Hammer which came out in 2000 included a plan by Osama bin Laden to carry out a catastrophic terrorist attack on American home soil; just a year after this book hit the shelves, the attack on the World Trade Center happened.

The author also wrote a book that saw a super spy track Osama bin Laden down and shoot him in the head. Four years after this book was released, Osama was found and killed by the United States government.

Besides his work as a news desk editor, David Hagberg has also credited his efforts on the Nick Carter-Killmaster series as a very formative experience, availing to David the chance to hone his abilities as a spy writer.

Some of David’s fans do not even know that he was a writer-for-hire assigned with producing novels adapted from the Flash Gordon comic strip, a fact that tends to earn him admiration from fans of the cult classic that is Flash Gordon.

David Hagberg awards

David hasn’t won any notable awards for his work as a spy writer or even a mystery novelist. However, he has been nominated for The American Book Award and the Edgar Allan Poe Award.

He can also boast of various American Mystery Awards nominations.

Best David Hagberg Books

David Hagberg might not have that many awards to his name, but he has a loyal fanbase of followers who love his work, with some of the best books in his bibliography including:

Assassin: Nothing will stop Yevgenni Anatolevich Tarankov from bringing back communism, or so he thinks. Kirk McGarvey is an Ex-CIA Officer who knows that the so-called Tarantula must be killed if Russian Democracy is to thrive.

The sixth book in the Kirk McGarvey series is a little cliché at the start, with the protagonist being painted as the perfect assassin, not only handsome despite his age but also very effective at his job. Some of the occurrences in the book also require some suspension of disbelief.

Joshua’s Hammer: The world cannot help but take notice when Osama bin Laden gets his hands on a very powerful yet compact nuclear weapon. The United States’ decision to counter his acquisition of the weapon by bombing his base of operations doesn’t help matters, especially when his daughter is killed in the process.

It is up to Kirk McGarvey to find a man with the power to wreak deadly havoc and who has little to lose.

This book’s biggest strength is its tension. Every page is dripping with it, probably because the stakes are so high and failure is no option for Kirk.

When Does The Next David Hagberg book come out?

The next book by David Hagberg is McGarvey and will be released on November, 17th 2020. It is the newest book in the Kirk McGarvey Series.

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