Hunt the Jackal (Hardcover)
Mulholland Books, 9780316247085, 320pp.
Publication Date: May 13, 2014
When a senator's wife and teenage daughter are kidnapped, Thomas Crocker and SEAL Team Six are sent to Mexico's lawless countryside, where federal agents protect violent narcotics kingpins instead of hunting them down. The two women have been taken by the Jackal, a drug lord drunk on power and influence. He also happens to be a self-styled modern Che Guevara, having undergone plastic surgery to disguise his looks and justifying his brutal methods and Machiavellian drug empire with the politics of social revolution. The Jackal is as ruthless as he is colorful, and he must be stopped.
Crocker and the SEALs have only a matter of hours to track down and rescue the two innocent civilians held at the mercy of this madman. With dirty cops, dangerous cartels, lavish tropical estates, double-crosses and plenty of bullets, Hunt the Jackal places the team in perilous new territory and demonstrates how elite warriors can adapt to and fight in any situation.
With insight into sensitive intelligence so top secret it can only be hinted at in fiction, Mann and Pezzullo have, over several books, used their extensive knowledge to offer a look behind the curtain at the life-or-death black-ops missions executed by a select handful of the bravest soldiers. Now, with Hunt the Jackal, the authors focus their lens even closer to home upon the dangers that lurk just across the U.S. border in a pulse-pounding thriller that ups the ante even as it sheds light on the real-life heroes and villains of the fight against narcoterrorism.
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Praise For Hunt the Jackal…
"Exciting...Crocker and his men go about their dangerous mission, which involves a boatload of Special Forces military action."—Publishers Weekly
"Pulse-pounding reads filled with the kind of knowing, immersive detail that can only come from someone with real-life experience in the field. A great series."—Howard E. Wasdin, New York Times best-selling author of SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper
"An amazing, timely, and very accurate thriller. Mann and Pezzullo's depiction of today's world of transnational crime and U.S. clandestine operations is frightening, balanced, and on the mark. I literally couldn't put it down."—Joel Vargas, Assistant Director of Law Enforcement, InterPort Police
"A riveting and accurate description of how special operations units actually conduct counterterrorist operations in the field. . . . If you are interested in reading a suspenseful, action-filled novel written by the 'real deal' instead of some amateur wanna-be, pick up this book, or any of those in the SEAL Team Six series."—James Blount, former supervisor at the Central Intelligence Agency
"The SEAL Team Six series by my teammate Don Mann are a must read by anyone who enjoys real deal elite special ops thrillers. Don's insights, tactical know-how and technical expertise, drawn from his many years as a SEAL 6 and 'OGA' operator in murky corners of the globe, are unparalleled."—Commander Mark Devine, author of The Way of the SEAL, Unbeatable Mind and 8 Weeks to SEALFIT