Rogue Warriors (Soft cover)
by Dr. Verdun Trione « View this author's BIO
Lucca took out the Mercedes with a recoilless rifle. He saw Blanco dive behind a rock. Vic arced a grenade into a car near the entrance of the bowl. It blocked any vehicles trying to get out of there. The M60 and .50's raked the edges of the bowl where men and women were trying to climb up the sides.
The carnage lasted four minutes. Small arms fire erupted into a conflagration from gasoline tanks of automobiles. Yells, screams, and the wild firing of guns added to the bedlam.
Grant ordered a retreat and called in the choppers. Cadre and Warlocks leapfrogged covering each other in an orderly fashion over the top of the hill. Grant and Leo stayed at the top of the hill with M60's and kept bursts active.
Warlocks and Cadre members vaulted into Barsi's helicopter. Gilhooley and LoPinto took out two helicopters that somehow the cartel managed to call. Gilhooley dodged a missile fired his way, wheeled and took it out with the M60's from his pods. LoPinto hit the other helicopter with a burst. The rotor was hit. The chopper didn't explode. It spun out of control. It spiraled into the rocks half way up the hill and exploded.
Two men were charging from the south brow of the hill. One was an enraged Padilla firing a .45. Padilla's face was contorted with rage, screaming curses.
Leo saw Padilla a hundred feet away waving the pistol. Leo's gun was empty. He dropped it, yanked a grenade from his pocket and pulled the pin, determined to take out Padilla.
Rogue Warriors is a gut-wrenching novel about an experiment to train incorrigible Psychopathic youth into mercenaries. Psychopaths, brilliant and without conscience, thumb their noses at standard rehabilitative efforts. This training program capitalizes on the Psychopath's penchant for violence. The chosen few are offered the opportunity to fight terrorists or do jail time as adults.
The team forms a tough, deadly, mobile strike force. Contracts are obtained and they destroy a terrorist training camp in the Nevada desert; wipe out Skinheads in Idaho; capture and return a murderer from Canada to the United States; assassinate a murderer and child procurer in Venice.
They range the Southwest with lightening strikes over the Mexican border. The Cartel's illegal trade in drugs, weapons and people is shattered. Despite casualties, CIEL (Central Intelligence and Experimental Laboratory) declares the experiment a success and offers future funding.