ZERO FOOTPRINT is featured in this week’s giveaway
A dramatic insider account of the world of private military contracting.
Armored cars, burner phones, top-notch weaponry and top-secret missions–this is the life of today’s private military contractor. Like author Simon Chase, many PMCs were once the world’s top military operatives, and since retiring from outfits like US Navy SEAL TEAM Six and the UK’s Special Boat Service, they have devoted their lives to executing sensitive and hazardous missions overseas.
Working at the request of U.S. and British government entities as well as for private clients, he takes on jobs that require “zero footprint,” with no trace of their actions left behind.
Chase delivers first-hand accounts of tracking Bin Laden in Afghanistan and being one of the first responders after the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. We see his teams defuse terrorist bombs, guard dignitaries, and protect convoys traveling through perilous territory–and then there are the really big jobs: top-secret “zero footprint” missions that include searching for High Value Targets and setting up arms shipping networks.
The missions in Zero Footprint will shock readers, but so will the personal dangers. Chase and the men he works with operate without government backup or air rescue. If they die serving their country–they remain anonymous. There are no military honors or benefits. Contractors like Simon Chase are the unsung heroes in the war against terrorism, a strong, but largely invisible force–until now.
About The Author:
Simon Chase is the pen name of a former member of the elite Royal Marine Commandos. He was recruited into the British Special Forces, serving in the Special Boat Squadron (SBS). While there he carried out top secret missions around the world working alongside the CIA and DEA. More recently, he has worked with a close-knit team of U.S. Special Forces operatives to provide high-level protection and intervention services for individuals, corporations and governments all over the globe.
Ralph Pezzullo is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. He is also the author of radio plays, poetry and articles. He has had over a dozen plays produced in NYC and across the country including Wilderness of Mirrors (winner of the Center International Theater Award in 1994) and Tail of the Tiger (Kesselring Committee Citation in 1987); and is the recipient of five Jerome Foundation playwriting fellowships. He has written for television (Miami Vice, The Learning Channel) and radio (The Swamp Fox – National Public Radio). He is the co-author of At the Fall of Somoza (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1994) and numerous poems published in Visions, American Writing, Green Fuse, Slant, Blue Light Red Light and others. His novel, The Testimony of Miguel, was a finalist for the Bellwether Prize in 2000; The Resurrection of Thomas Leer was a semi-finalist for the Faulkner Prize for fiction in 1999. His screenplay An Unacceptable Person won a Writer’s Guild East Foundation Award in 1989 and Flashback (written with Steve Fife) was named “Best Screenplay” by the 2000 New York Independent Film & Video Festival.
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We will pick the winners on January 29th.