Deputy U.S. Marshal Sam Carter has been a committed lawman for over 30 years. A decorated Vietnam veteran, he was highly regarded as a patriot and a man of indisputable principles. And now, a tragic rvent has caused him to question his own moral convictions. The year is 2003. A fanatical Sunni terrorist has entered the country undetected. With the collaboration of three jihadi radicals hell-bent on martyrdom, he successfully plans and executes a series of devastating explosions that mercilessly kill numerous civilians, government officials and military personnel. Prior to the bombings, the ruthless terrorist viciously and sordidly murdered a former team member of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, who was also Sam's close friend and protege; a young man he thought of like a son. Enraged by the cold brutality of the killing, Sam cannot shake the overwhelming desire for vengeance now taunting his soul. From results of a preliminary investigation, which included eyewitness testimony and crucial evidence extracted from an organized crime boss, the insurgent bomber was eventually identified and disclosed he had fled the U.S. by way of Mexico in an attempt to escape back to his homeland. Invoking the Patriot Act as its authority, the United States District Court in St. Louis, Missouri issued a "fugitive from justice" warrant and ordered the U.S. Marshals Service to track down and apprehend the fleeing jihadi extemist. The arduous responsibility fell to Deputy U.S. Marshal Carter and three hand-picked fugitive task force members. The dilemma confronting the fearless lawman was not the mission to hunt down the evil madman, but rather, the burden of bringing him before the court to face justice - ALIVE. Fate would ultimately decide the final outcome.
Probable Cause For Vengeance
David Wolf, author