The Sig Sauer 226 is the standard weapon of the AFOSI (Cooper’s unit). It’s weighty at 34 ounces when loaded with 13 rounds of 9mm ball (12 in the mag and one in the chamber), but Cooper likes it because the weight of it reminds him of the Colt .45, his favourite handgun. He...Read More
Sometime before dawn, mystery assailants shoot dead 27 people at Horizon Airport, a small general aviation airport in El Paso, Texas. Among them, a USAF airman AWOL from nearby Lackland Air Force Base. It’s this man’s death that brings Special Agent Vin Cooper, OSI, to the scene.
Vin Cooper is hunting for a kidnap victim. The CIA is hunting for a missing nuclear bomb.
Special Agent Vin Cooper has just returned from an off-books mission in the Congo. Now he’s caught up in something even more dangerous. An ex-airforce colleague has been kidnapped. His severed hand, buried in a KFC bucket with a demand for five million dollars, has found its way to Cooper’s door – and he has just 21 days to pay.
Special Agent Vin Cooper is feeling reckless, so he volunteers for the dumbest and most dangerous job going: personal security operations in Afghanistan protecting bent politicians. But when his principal is killed in a suicide bomb attack, Cooper is reassigned to a cushy job nursing a couple of needy African-American entertainers putting on a show for US military advisors at a secret base in Rwanda.
“You don’t mess with a Ranger” was something I heard time and again when I was in Texas recently, researching STANDOFF (2012).
Hanging out with US Army, Air Force, Navy or law enforcement types can get very expensive if you don’t have one of these in your pocket.