Viper Headwear is currently working on some Samruk International ballcaps for us. These will be fitted caps and unlike the prototype below, they will be in PenCott’s “Green Zone” pattern since I’ve decided that PenCott is going to be the unofficial camo pattern for the fictional Private Military Company featured in my novels. Look for ordering instructions in about a month. Also, please keep in mind that this is a prototype. The final hat won’t have those stiff front panels.
Take two on the synopsis for “Direct Action”. Questions, comments, critiques? Also, enjoy the preview of the cover…
The right man in the wrong place.
They call themselves Liquid Sky. Rogue SEAL Team Six operators turned soldiers of fortune. They’ve got the training and combat experience to pull off the impossible as their client hires them to stoke the flames of the Arab Spring in certain Middle Eastern countries…and suppress it in others.
Deckard faces the most challenging mission of his career when he comes across intel that puts him hot on the trail of Liquid Sky’s latest assassination in Pakistan, a mission that targets a pro-democracy advocate. Failing to stop the rogue cell, Deckard shoots from the hip and drops his name in the running to be Liquid Sky’s newest member, replacing the one he just killed.
It is a mission unlike any other that Deckard has ever faced. As they strike their targets in the Philippines, Afghanistan, Egypt, and beyond, Deckard has to maintain his cover while sabotaging their operations. If Deckard can hold out just a little longer, he might be able to find out who Liquid Sky is taking their marching orders from.
But the missions are only getting dirtier, and Deckard’s hands are far from clean. When the time comes, not even Deckard knows if he will be able to do all that is necessary to take out Liquid Sky.
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There are certain Special Operations legends out there that are sometimes hard to make heads or tails of. One involves a little-known prison riot in Panama which resulted in a subsequent snatch and grab operation that the 2nd Ranger Battalion was involved in. The author first heard about this event from his Platoon Leader in a patrol base in Afghanistan with 3/75 back in 2004. Realizing that this event is under-reported, and parts of it completely unreported, this was clearly something that had to be written about.
Some bright star had decided to use rocks instead of pavement for one of the pathways in the prison, and when less than a hundred American soldiers from Charlie Company, 5/87 Infantry entered the camp to quell the riot, they faced hundreds of rioters hurling rocks that rained down on their formation. Face masks and shields were smashed to pieces in the onslaught, limbs were broken, faces bloodied. “When I watch movies about the Civil War and men marching into fire, that’s what it was… Everybody was hurt. Everybody got [messed] up,” one of the American soldiers present told Stars and Stripes.
Doing some research for Direct Action…
I hit a road block in writing Direct Action until I found this new album, Below the City from my favorite band. Now I’m back on track…
JOB OPPORTUNITY: I’m cleared hot to make 2-4 new hires as the managing editor of SOFREP.com. I need SOF veterans who can write and will be able to commit to 10 posts a month after a trail period. My ideal candidates for this job are in order of priority, an AFSOC vet (PJ, CCT, JTAC), a former 160th SOAR pilot, a former MARSOC Marine, and an Allied SOF veteran (SAS, SASR, KSK, Folgore, Commandos, ect…). I would also be interested in bringing on one additional US Special Forces veteran. Priority goes to those who are willing to write under their real name and publish their military credentials. This adds validity, accountability, and journalistic credibility. I will need a DD214 and sample of your writing. Extra points for those with a strong background in academic research and/or journalism. This is a paid position of course and the writers who really bring the heat will definitely be looked at for a raise in pay. Check out SOFREP.com to see the type of content we publish.