Above & Beyond
By Max Allan Collins
(Del Rey, Mass Market Paperback, 9780345516084, 272pp.)
Publication Date: May 19, 2009
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IN THE HEAT OF BATTLE, THERE ARE MANY HEROES.
Part of an elite covert military team, Lieutenant Duke Hauser and his buddy Ripcord Weems are dispatched to the small oil-rich South American country of San Sebastiao to help quell a revolution. The multinational peacekeeping force known as G.I. JOE has secretly sent special ops to support Duke’s unit. Their other mission: Find out who’s playing both sides of the conflict by supplying each with the same advanced lethal weaponry. But it turns out the devious culprit has raised the stakes–promising to deliver an army of super soldiers in the near future. If Duke’s squad and the G.I. JOE team can’t stop the revolution, halt the proliferation of weapons, and eliminate the threat of laboratory-produced warriors, a dark plot toward world domination will soon be launched.
Max Allan Collins is the author of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel Road to Perdition, made into the Academy Award-winning film starring Tom Hanks and Paul Newman. His other credits include such comics as Batman, Dick Tracy, and his own Ms. Tree; film scripts for HBO and Lifetime TV; and the Shamus Award-winning Nathan Heller detective novels. His tie-in novels include the USA Today bestsellers Saving Private Ryan, Air Force One, American Gangster, and ten CSI novels. He lives in Muscatine, Iowa, with his wife, Barbara, with whom he collaborates as “Barbara Allan” on the Trash ’n’ Treasures mystery series.