Killer Elite

Author: Ranulph Fiennes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444707930

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The deaths of four British soldiers, two of them ex SAS, appear at first to be accidental. In fact, they have been targeted by a group of hired assassins, known as the Clinic. This group of contract killers is systematically tracking down elite servicemen and killing them one by one... Desperate to stop the murders, a group of four men, the Feather Men, are recruited to hunt down the Clinic and avenge the soldiers' deaths. But will they get to them in time and what's driving the Clinic's own brutal form of justice? Ranulph Fiennes, himself a former SAS officer, uses his unique knowledge to craft this amazing thriller, now a major film, featuring Robert De Niro, Jason Statham and Clive Owen. Previously published as The Feather Men, the film KILLER ELITE was released in the UK on the 23rd September 2011.
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Killer Elite

America's Most Secret Soldiers

Author: Michael Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1908059060

Category: History

Page: 352

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The first book about SEAL Team Six and Bin Laden America's most secret Special Forces unit does not even have a name. Formed as the 'Intelligence Support Activity', it has had a succession of innocuous titles to hide its ferocious purpose. It exists to 'undertake activities only when other intelligence or operational support elements are unavailable or inappropriate'. Translated from Pentagon-speak, this means operating undercover in the world's most dangerous places, penetrating enemy organizations including Al Qa'eda, Hamas and Islamic Jihad. 'The Activity' combines the spy work of the CIA with the commando/SAS role of the Green Berets. It not only provides the intelligence on the ground - it translates it into 'direct action'. This is the unit that located Saddam Hussein, and recently led the intelligence operation that found and killed Osama Bin Laden. This is the untold story behind the world's most secret Special Operations organisation.
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Killer Elite (previously published as The Feather Men)

A Novel

Author: Ranulph Fiennes

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345528093

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The “enthralling page-turner” (Library Journal) now a major motion picture starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen, and Robert De Niro Here is a gripping novel, inspired by real-life events, about a private team of British vigilantes that sets out to eliminate a gang of cold-blooded contract killers. From 1977 to 1990, four former British soldiers die, one by one, supposedly due to accident or illness. But soon a link is established between the victims: a shared mission in the desert kingdom of Oman, where they fought for a sultan against insurgents and ruined the life of a rival sheikh, who in turn has sent a band of assassins to methodically slay the soldiers and salvage his pride. Now these clever assassins are on the run from an underground group of SAS vets with nothing to lose, no time to waste, and a desire to dispense their own form of justice—no matter the cost. Previously published as The Feather Men From the Paperback edition.
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Death Waits in the "dark"

The Senoi Praaq, Malaysia's Killer Elite

Author: Roy Davis Linville Jumper

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313315152

Category: History

Page: 210

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The Senoi Praaq is a Malaysian special forces unit originally created in 1956 by the British colonial authorities to fight communism during the Malayan Emergency. The term Senoi Praaq, which roughly translates as war people, stems from the Semai language and is the basis of a colorful legend in Malaysia. The unit is largely comprised of non-Malay tribal peoples known collectively as the Orang Asli of Peninsular Malaysia. Jumper details Senoi Praaq inception as a private army and its subsequent development into an affiliate of the Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) in this fast paced and often graphic account of irregular warfare as it applies to counterinsurgency. The unit began as a creature of British Military Intelligence and fought in the deep jungle as Special Air Service (SAS) protégés, eventually replacing the latter upon Malaysian independence from Great Britain. They then served as mercenaries employed by the United States Central Intelligence Agency in Vietnam and later fought on Borneo during Malaysia's own undeclared war with Indonesia. Today the unit remains under arms and heads up a large paramilitary apparatus maintained in conjunction with conventional military forces. Malaysia's capacity to project force throughout South East Asia should not be underestimated, Jumper warns. The Senoi Praaq is a unique fighting force upon which Malaysia may rely to preserve her sovereignty.
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An Anger at Birth

Author: J. E. Mayer

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496947487

Category: Fiction

Page: 294

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A city is paralyzed by fear after a series of violent crimes that break ultimate taboo: harming infants and young children. The police suspect a pedophile; the media fuel fears of a violent new gang. Meanwhile, a street-smart shrink and a hard-nosed cop defy the focus of the larger investigation to pursue the real serial killer, a raging time bomb who’s planning an ultimate attack on innocents. Based on actual events, this chilling, fast-paced novel pulls the reader into the world of violent troubled individuals—and what happens when we fail to help them.
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The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday - Fighting the War on Terrorism

Author: Andrew Anthony Bufalo

Publisher: All American Books

ISBN: 9780974579320

Category: History

Page: 410

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Bufalo's collection of stories, essays, and politically incorrect commentary by and about the Marines fighting terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan shows how troops feel about being in harm's way.
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The Jack Ryan Agenda

Policy and Politics in the Novels of Tom Clancy: An Unauthorized Analysis

Author: William Terdoslavich

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466806494

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Who is Jack Ryan? Lowly analyst, James Bondian secret agent, President of the United States? All of the above? Or is he just Tom Clancy's mouthpiece for what is right and wrong with politics and policy today? What impact did Red Storm Rising have on Ronald Reagan's policy for dealing with the Soviet Union? Was A Clear and Present Danger a trial balloon for the administration's international war on drugs? Did the climax of Debt of Honor foreshadow the actual terrorist plans for 9/11?... And how did Jack Ryan, a lowly analyst, wind up becoming the President of the United States? Was it wishful thinking or a choreographed roadmap for the time when the defense of America was placed firmly in the hands of backroom strategists? The Jack Ryan Agenda places each of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels ( from his bestselling debute of The Hunt for the Red October to his latest The Teeth of the Tiger) within the historical context of the U.S./International situation at the time each book was published. The Clinton years are examined as well; during this time, Clancy occasionally embraced a "by any means necessary" modus operandi that included Special Forces assassins taking on rogue environmentalists. Turning to film, The Jack Ryan Agenda explores how the movie versions differ from the Clancy's canon-and notes the author's displeasure with the way Hollywood liberals took liberties with his story lines. In the bestselling tradition of The Magic of Harry Potter, The Biology of Star Trek, and The Science of Superman, The Jack Ryan Agenda explores this brand name dynamo's work in the context of the real world where patriot games are a clear and present danger and the sum of all fears are executive orders without remorse. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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The Older We Get, the Better We Were - More Marine Corps Sea Stories and Politically Incorrect Common Sense

Author: Andrew Anthony Bufalo

Publisher: All American Books

ISBN: 9780974579313

Category: History

Page: 356

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The Older We Get, The Better We Were picks up where Swift, Silent and Surrounded left off. This book contains a collection of humorous sea stories, motivating narratives and blunt commentary. A must-have for the collection of all Marines, friends of Marines, and everyone who is proud to be an American!
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The Romanov Effect

Author: Mark J. Brodowski

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450069371

Category: Fiction

Page: 365

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Andre Romanov had a dream to save Russia from economic destruction; to create a corporate model for all future Russian companies. Roy Ferrell was the ruthless American hired to aid Romanov in his vision. This combination proved catastrophic for the world, because together, they exploited everyone and every technology for their own advantage and began the corporate wars. Their giant corporation, Infotech, broke free of the bonds of Russia and was let loose upon the rest of the world. John Christian was born in the ashes left behind from the insatiable Infotech and would be humanity’s only hope for salvation.
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