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The Final Mission: Spooky 8

Bob King

St. Martin's Press

IN VIETNAM THEY TRAINED HIM TO DO WHAT NO ONE ELSE WOULD.

For seventeen years, Bob King, who began his military career as a member of the Special Forces Unit in Vietnam, led an incredible double life, carrying out the U.S. government's high-risk missions-- without involving its military. Then, in 1992, King and his men, secret members of a U.S. Tactical Reconnaissance Team, were sent to Colombia. The mission was "an easy breather," until the men walked into an ambush and found out the real reason they were there. They had been sent to die.

IN SOUTH AMERICA, HE HELPED THEM FIGHT THEIR DIRTY LITTLE WAR.

With three men dead, and King himself wounded, the band of mercenaries began a desperate battle for survival-- and for the truth-- that led from South America all the way to Washington, D.C. Now, in this chilling, action-packed book, Bob King goes public: with the covert operations he carried out, the hidden deals he witnessed, and the horrific shadow war he survived-- against a U.S. government desperate to bury its secrets and its own men.

NOW HE KNEW THEIR SECRETS. AND THEY WANTED HIM DEAD.

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1Easy Breather1992, above the Colombian Jungle, South America

The lush green canopy of dense jungle stretches out below a sky beginning to boil with color as the sun gives birth to a new day. A heavy layer of gray fog blankets the surrounding mountaintops like a thick crown of wet concrete. Soon the sun will begin to bleed its heat into the valley below. The humidity will grow as suffocating as a hot, wet blanket wrapped around your head. Yet now it seems so peaceful beneath us, so serene, and beautiful.The peace turns to thunder as the rotor blades of our UH-1 helicopter knifes through
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  • Bob King

  • Bob King was born and raised in Wenatchee, Washington. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the army and eventually reached the rank of sergeant. While serving in Vietnam in 1973, King experienced his first encounter with the military's "black operations" as an unwitting participant in Operation Dragon Flower. In 1975, he was picked to be the leader of one of the government's most covert operative teams, Spooky 8. This is his first book.
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