I’d had this book in mind for quite some time, now. In fact, I’ve been looking forward to writing it from the series’ very inception. Some of the inspiration came from playing Jagged Alliance 2, and its remake, Jagged Alliance: Back in Action (which isn’t nearly as bad as some old-school JA purists would say). Furthermore, the premise of a small team of mercenaries going in to liberate a city or a nation under a tyrannical government is something that all of us who have carried a gun in hostile climes has probably dreamed of, at least once or twice. It’s kind of like every red-blooded American boy quietly wishing that something like Red Dawn would happen for real, so that he could be a Wolverine (the American guerrillas from the movie, not the comic book character).
Well, there’s a reason I call some of my stuff–especially the Brannigan’s Blackhearts series–“Shooter Wish Fulfillment.”
I really enjoyed writing this one, and I hope you’ll enjoy reading it.
A border city is in the grip of a ruthless criminal…
…And he might be working for even more sinister backers.
But will killing him be enough?
Ramon Clemente was a general in the Colombian Army. Now he has seized the city of San Tabal, deep in the jungle on the border between Venezuela and Colombia. He hasn’t sworn allegiance to Venezuela, but he is turning the city into a drug-financed Communist hellhole.
And his connections with narco-terrorists has put a bullseye on his back.
Since he’s got the Colombian authorities thoroughly penetrated, no one has managed to get close to him. So Brannigan’s Blackhearts are going in dark, undeclared to the Colombians, to kill or capture Clemente.
But the Americans and the Colombians aren’t the only ones who want Clemente dead.
He’s made enemies much closer in his grab for power.
And Brannigan and his boys will discover just what is at stake if they kill Clemente and leave.