Protector of Children: Assassin's Dreams
David V Mammina, author
C.A.S.T., the Covert Alliance of Selective Termination, is a secret government society dedicated to exterminating the most dangerous criminals in the United States. For decades, this clandestine band of legal assassins, organized and governed as a classic chivalric society, has "silenced" thousands of dangerous persons, ranging from serial killers to terrorists. But what if one of those killers takes revenge? As C.A.S.T. member Vincent Putnam pursues his calling to rid the world of evil, he must also do battle with a special set of demons. As a youth, he was plagued by hostile hallucinations and vivid dreams. Only under the tutelage of an esteemed and determined master of the C.A.S.T. House of Gabriel did Vincent, as a knight in training, attain a sense of control over his debilitating schizophrenia. Still, he will never be totally free of the nightmares, and as he discovers, the world will never be free of evil. Having received a vision that named him "Protector of Children," Vincent, the once-forsaken and now formidable knight, must embark on mission of revenge against an especially despicable enemy, an infamous serial killer who has murdered his beloved mentor. This is the tale of a quest, a look into the mind of a man who challenges the boundaries of reality and sanity and the meaning of identity.