“This Green Beret-turned-novelist is a powerful new voice in fiction.” – New York Times bestselling author Bob Mayer “A high-speed, low-drag thriller from a new author you ought to know.” – Tim Tigner, international bestselling author of Pushing Brilliance Welcome to the war. David Rivers returns from combat to find the silence of peace deafening. Escaping into the thrill of BASE jumping keeps a darkness growing within him at bay, until a discharge from military service pushes him over the edge. After brutally settling his final score, David is confronted by three men who emerge from the shadows, having watched unseen as he committed ruthless, cold-blooded murder. Now, they want him to do it again. David undertakes the single most dangerous assignment of his life, earning admission into the dark underworld of ex-special operators for hire and plunging headlong into a new war, where victory is defined by profit and the rules are set by the highest bidder. But as the stakes–and the payoff–continue to rise, his pursuit of the impossible is turning into a battle for survival, and David must confront the growing realization that his greatest enemy may not be within after all. Jais, the debut novel by Jason Kasper, is the first book in the David Rivers Series.
A Florida day cruise ship is hijacked during a routine excursion and ten passengers die. The Coast Guard surrounds the ship, but it’s a standoff. When the hijackers begin exploding passengers wearing life jackets rigged with C-4-makeshift suicide vests-the ship captain’s best friend (and ex-Navy SEAL) embarks on a lone rescue mission to save the day, plunging headlong into a bloody showdown between the Coast Guard and the suicidal hijackers.