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 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 End Game 2016 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 Nate Osborne and Ashley Borden Series

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

Order of Flash Gordon Novels Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Massacre in the 22nd Century 1980 Description / Buy
2 Crisis on Citadel II 1980 Description / Buy
3 War of the Citadels 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 Killmaster Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Sign of the Prayer Shawl 1976 Description / Buy
2 Race of Death 1978 Description / Buy
3 The Ouster Conspiracy 1981 Description / Buy
4 The Strontium Code 1981 Description / Buy
5 Deathlight 1982 Description / Buy
6 The Dominican Affair 1982 Description / Buy
7 The Damocles Threat 1982 Description / Buy
8 The Puppet Master 1982 Description / Buy
9 Operation 1982 Description / Buy
10 The Hunter 1982 Description / Buy
11 Appointment in Haiphong 1982 Description / Buy
12 Retreat for Death 1982 Description / Buy
13 The Istanbul Decision 1983 Description / Buy
14 Nick Carter, Killmaster 1983 Description / Buy
15 Zero-Hour Strike Force 1984 Description / Buy
16 Death Island 1984 Description / Buy
17 Death Hand Play 1984 Description / Buy
18 The Vengeance Game 1985 Description / Buy
19 The Killing Ground 1986 Description / Buy
20 Death Orbit 1986 Description / Buy
21 Operation Petrograd 1986 Description / Buy
22 East of Hell 1987 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 Bill Lane Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Eden's Gate 2001 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 Trinity Factor 1981 Description / Buy
6 The Kummersdorf Connection 1982 Description / Buy
7 Heartland 1983 Description / Buy
8 Heroes 1985 Description / Buy
9 Gulag 1987 Description / Buy
10 The Zebra Network 1989 Description / Buy
11 Counterstrike 1990 Description / Buy
12 Moving Targets 1992 Description / Buy
13 Last Come the Children 1992 Description / Buy
14 Desert Fire 1993 Description / Buy
15 Winner Take All 1994 Description / Buy
16 False Prophets 1996 Description / Buy
17 Kilo Option 1996 Description / Buy
18 Achilles' Heel 1998 Description / Buy
19 Terminator 3 2003 Description / Buy
20 By Dawn's Early Light 2003 Description / Buy
21 Burned 2009 Description / Buy

Order of David Hagberg Non-Fiction Books

# Read Title Published Details
1 Mutiny 2008 Description / Buy

Anthologies/Collaborations

# Read Title Published Details
1 Victory 2004 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?

David Hagberg doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is End Game and was released on September, 6th 2016. It is the newest book in the Kirk McGarvey Series.

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