Jack Badelaire has a new one out! The prolific writer of action/adventure fiction, best known for his Commando series, is starting a new series in the style of 1970s men's action fiction. I'm lucky enough to be one of his beta readers and really enjoyed this book. Badelaire knows the genre well and writes in the style of all those old series like Mack Bolan and The Penetrator.
Here's the blurb:
California, 1973. Back home after three years in the jungles of
Southeast Asia, former Green Beret Jamie “Hangman” Lynch is enjoying the
good life, drinking beer and chasing skirts along San Diego’s Mission
Beach. But Lynch finds himself growing increasingly restless, and
dreaming of getting back into the fight again.
Lynch asks his former commanding officer for guidance, and is
offered a chance at some excitement: a private sector job working for
the CEO of a San Francisco tech company in need of a man who’s not
afraid to get his hands dirty. The assignment? Hunt down a man named
Roth, a whiz-kid engineer in debt to the Vegas mob. Roth has stolen an
advanced military prototype and is looking to sell it to the highest
Lynch accepts the job and finds himself working with Richard, an
enigmatic Texan mercenary, and Blake, the company’s head of security.
The three men face off against Cranston, a murderous ex-cop turned
enforcer-for-hire, who’s got an army of ruthless thugs turning San
Francisco upside down looking for Roth. If Cranston gets to Roth before
Lynch and his partners do, Roth can kiss the prototype - and his life -
SAN FRANCISCO SLAUGHTER is a hard-edged action-adventure novel.
There's drinking, profanity, and sex. There's fast cars and big guns,
sharp knives and loose women. Arson, torture, and murder are just tools
in the hands of men who’ll do whatever it takes to get the job done. And
while the good guys aren't so great, the bad guys are even worse.
You find it on Amazon here.