Synopses & Reviews
A resounding character study just as much as it is an action novel, and both are equally triumphant.” Kirkus Reviews
To most people, Maj. John Rexford is a retired Marine living in the Catskill Mountains of New York on disability. Even Johns girlfriend, Maggie, has no idea hes really a CIA spook recruited in Afghanistan and assigned to kill enemies on US soil.
With exemplary skills in hand-to-hand combat and small arms weaponry, John Rexford completes a string of successful kills, eliminating terrorists and their money supply in the New York Metropolitan area. With the FBI hot on his trail for these illegal assassinations, John must find a way to stop an international team of explosives experts from destroying New York Citys aqueducts, killing thousands with chlorine gas, and burning the five boroughs to the ground. During his mission, John runs afoul of a high level underworld assassin who uses his mastery of yoga to silently strangle his victims. When the assassin discovers Johns one liabilityhis girlfriend, MaggieJohn will have to make a terrible choice between her life and the capture of her abductor.
This tightly scripted story begins with a terrorist plot and gradually turns into a clash between two professional killers, with the lives of both John Rexford and Maggie hanging in the balance. As the characters collide with deadly force on the streets of New York in Cut and Cover, the line between right and wrong blurs, long-standing loyalties are questioned, and no one is really sure, even if they succeed, what the final outcome will be.
About the Author
draws his inspiration from a family history of military service from the Korean War to present day Afghanistan, as well his martial arts interests. His professional career includes corporate and government agency consulting and he is a Board Certified Entomologist specializing in EPA regulations. He lives in the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York where he is an avid cyclist and practitioner of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan.