RETRIBUTION by David Hagberg


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A former CIA director battles German mercenaries to protect members of SEAL Team Six. 

In this latest Kirk McGarvey novel (Blood Pact, 2014, etc.), a team of German assassins is targeting the 24-man SEAL Team Six unit responsible for the death of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Wolf, a police officer with Interpol, is hot on the mercenaries' trail, and after he guns down the assassin who killed the first SEAL Team member, the CIA is brought into the fray. Elite intelligence officers inside the CIA piece together a theory that has the Pakistani government financing the operation against the SEAL Team as revenge for the unsanctioned assassination of bin Laden inside their country. The broker for this operation is a somewhat mysterious German named Pam Schlueter who, due to her former marriage to an abusive Navy SEAL, has her own goals of retribution to pursue. Into this web of intrigue steps former CIA director Kirk Cullough McGarvey, “Mac to his friends.” A former case officer with years of experience inside the agency’s black operations, Mac will do everything in his power to ensure the SEAL warriors' safety. With the help of a beautiful CIA interrogator and an adroit computer specialist, Mac travels to Germany and Pakistan to find those plotting against his nation’s most revered special operators. The tension builds toward an inevitable showdown between some of the world’s best combat-trained soldiers.

A believable story told in a clear and concise style.

Pub Date: Jan. 6th, 2015
ISBN: 978-0-7653-3155-7
Page count: 352pp
Publisher: Forge
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 2014


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