|About the Book|
Sam McBride was a pugnacious young man. A dance hall fight earned him a warning from a judge that it was jail for him the next time it happened. That was all it took to send Sam in search of an Army Recruiting Station.He was in the army for only aMoreSam McBride was a pugnacious young man. A dance hall fight earned him a warning from a judge that it was jail for him the next time it happened. That was all it took to send Sam in search of an Army Recruiting Station.He was in the army for only a few days when the standard intelligence test revealed that he was much more intelligent than the average recruit. Thereafter, wherever he was assigned the word preceded him and he was treated special. He was selected for specialized combat training. The training was intense and deadly.Unknown to Sam and his trainers, his intellect was also working against him. He was becoming too proficient in his desire to kill. He was sent overseas to take the British commando course in Scotland. Following graduation he made several raids with the commandos where he displayed an extremely brutal killer instinct. These raids are graphically described in the book.Sam was quietly discharged from the service, but was not told that he had developed a serious psychological disability as a result of his war experience. His wounds were mental, not physical.After a few weeks of civilian life, he decided that his only talent was to kill people and that was what he would become, a killer for hire. He devised a clever method to avoid capture and advertise his services at the same time. He planned each task with the meticulous precision of a Commando raid and the execution was always flawless. After he was established and had a few jobs behind him, he was approached by a phantom client willing to pay big money for his exclusive services. He accepted.He didnt know that the client represented a radical arm of the US government that was prohibited by law from eliminating domestic enemies, so Sam was hired to do the job. Each assignment was an adventure on its own. The story has drama, loyalty, love, hate and a very surprising ending.