The Assassin Denver

by Jim West



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/25/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 454
ISBN : 9781664125667
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 454
ISBN : 9781664125674
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 454
ISBN : 9781664125681

About the Book

After Hua Mulan, a high level virologist from a government controlled biological laboratory in Wuhan, China, defects, the Black Water organization is tasked by the Department of State with getting her safely to the United States so she can testify regarding the Bio-weapons programs the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is developing. After being brought to America by Dark Water, Black Water’s covert international enforcement division, she is turned over to the domestic division, Muddy Water. General Gene Barker, former commander of Marine forces in Vietnam, calls in Jim Lashley, a former Marine Long Range Reconnaissance Patrolman and later an F-4 pilot flying missions in Vietnam, to take over safeguarding the lady. Knowing that the PRC will eventually determine that Hua is missing and will be sending someone to eliminate her before she can testify, Jim is faced with an almost impossible task. To keeping an unknown assailant, or assailants, from killing her or anyone in their path, Jim has to develop plans to draw out them out and eliminate them before they can do so. Once he determines who they are, he must also convince them that Hua is dead and wait for them to report back to Beijing before he eliminates them. As all of his well laid plans start to crumble, Jim is forced to enact some controversial methods to save Hua while ensuring that no further attempts will be made on her life.

About the Author

Jim West was raised on his family’s farm 15 miles from a small town in the Texas Panhandle. With the nearest neighbor a mile away, he learned to use his imagination to occupy his mind instead of playing ball with the kids next door. Joining the US Navy in 1966 during the Vietnam War, he served as a Photographic Intelligenceman until his discharge. Returning home in 1969, he flew crop dusters in the local area to support his family and put himself through college. After graduation with his Bachelor’s Degree, he joined the US Air Force and finished Pilot training in 1973. After assignments across the United States and Korea, he retired from the military in 1989 to become a pilot for American Airlines. Retiring from the airlines in 2005, he was once again free to pursue his desire to continue the rodeo life he’d enjoyed during college and he began team roping. His other pastime was writing. After publishing his first novel in 2007, he has continued the painstaking research necessary to make his books a believable blend of fact and fiction with the differences between the two often difficult to determine. This book, The Assassin Denver, is the fourth in the assassin series that he plans to take through the entire alphabet if life grants him the time to do so.