The Assassin Baltimore

by Jim West



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/31/2018

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 338
ISBN : 9781984530165
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 338
ISBN : 9781984530141
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 338
ISBN : 9781984530158

About the Book

After two tours as a recon Marine and one as a Marine F-4 pilot in Vietnam, Jim Lashley was recruited to be a member of the clandestine enforcement arm of Dark Water, a subsidiary of the international security company known as Black Water. Dark Water’s sole mission was to deal with any obstacle preventing the parent company from fulfilling its contracts with US government agencies, primarily the CIA. After retiring from the Marines and joining American Airlines as a pilot, he became an assassin for the domestic side of the group that worked solely within the United States. Contracted by various government agencies as well as civilian corporations, Muddy Water resolved issues that were counter to the interest of the government or the company that contracted for their unique skills. Protecting the members of the company from discovery was paramount to ensuring success. Each operation was meticulously planned, and the final solution only authorized after every attempt at resolution had been exhausted. Then the best members of the organization for each assignment were sent in to resolve the issue. This usually resulted in an assassination. Jim’s position as an airline pilot allowed him to crisscross the United States with relative immunity from scrutiny as he worked with other members of the group that performed the operations. After years spent in eliminating combatants for the government, the transition to the removal of civilian targets for the same government was relatively easy.

About the Author

Jim West grew up on a small farm in rural West Texas. Following a four year tour in intelligence with the US Navy, he finished college and joined the US Air Force as a pilot. After sixteen years and one tour in South Korea, he retired and joined American Airlines. As a pilot, he flew primarily within the United States, Mexico, and Canada. After retiring again, he began writing books based on his experience with military and airline operations. Trying to ensure each book accurately portrayed the characters and situation, Jim spent countless hours researching those areas of the stories where he had no firsthand knowledge. Plausibility and possibility are the basic tenants of every book.