Afghanistan, a nation in perpetual torment. A frightened land where cruelty and casual killing are a part of normal life. Now the violence has worsened. The brutal Independent Islamic State has appeared, founded on a mountain of corpses. To raise funds, the Islamists embark on a campaign of kidnap and ransom. When they abduct the wife of a senior United Nations official, the husband approaches Rafe Stoner to get her back.
A former US Navy SEAL and gun for hire. Stoner is initially reluctant, but he is soon persuaded when he learns the identity of the leader of the kidnappers. Rumi Kamran. Torturer, child murderer, and a man he has long vowed to kill. With the help of his veteran colleague Greg Blum, Stoner embarks on a suicidal mission to infiltrate the impregnable enemy stronghold of Asmar.
Within hours the pair are embroiled in a series of vicious battles. Their rescue mission is threatened with failure at every turn. Against all the odds, they must go on, determined to reach their objective. To free the kidnapped wife of the United Nations official, and kill the Islamic psychopath who holds her captive, before he leads her to the slaughter.
Fraught with twists and turns, this is an incredible story of tough, violent men in a tough, violent land. Black-Ops: Heroes of Afghanistan: Payback is by the bestselling author of many Special Ops novels. These include the popular SEAL Team Bravo stories, the Raider series, Echo Six, and a number of Devil's Guard titles.
About the Author
Eric is UK author of over fifteen books. He is a graduate of University College, Cardiff, where he studied politics. He served part-time in the Commandos, the Royal Marines Reserve, reaching the rank of Colour Sergeant. During his service he was seconded to take part in and lead a number of sensitive and classified missions, as well as undertake instructor assignments in a number of Special Forces schools. During this time he pursued a full-time career as an independent coach and consultant, working with various blue chip and smaller organisations. Eric Meyer has developed a specialty as a motivational coach, and drew heavily on his military experience to give his clients the tools for leadership, initiative and audacity that are the mark of the small unit commander.
Working with a number of authors and experts, he has been co-writer on a number of self-improvement and motivational titles. As an author, his books are sold all over the world in paperback, hardback and ebook format. He writes mainly in the genres of military thriller, and detective thriller. Indeed, his first novel, Devil's Guard, The Real Story, is a fact based novel based on the French IndoChina war in what is now known as Vietnam. With a number of novels set during World War II on the Eastern Front, as well as novels of the Vietnam War, his military experience is reflected in a range of war fiction titles. The detective thrillers are based on an NYPD detective, Gabriel de Sade, a Special Forces veteran.
He has also presented a number of documentary films, mostly exploring historical subjects ranging from early Christian history to the mystical brilliance of Leonardo da Vinci.
Eric is married with three children, and still pursues his military and historical research in his available spare time. He is also a keen runner, and has achieved success in a number of road and off-road races, including fell-running, the challenging sport of competitive running across hill ranges in the countryside. Throughout his career he has combined his extensive and growing knowledge of military affairs with his zest for the latest motivational tools to produce novels that will both thrill and entertain the reader. Current projects include research into the causes and progress of the war in Afghanistan. Currently, Eric Meyer is a full-time novelist.