A disgraced Chicago cop launches a one-man war against organized crime.
©1984 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.; This edition published in 2015 by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
A man holds 12 children hostage at gunpoint. Across the street, James Hawker dangles from a skyscraper, watching the terrorist through a sniper's scope. Hawker has a shot, and he wants to take it, but the police brass say no. By the time he gets permission, it will be far too late. The terrorist opens fire, killing two of the children before Hawker can take him out. When the smoke clears, the madman is dead, and Hawker's career is toast. No longer a cop, he's about to become America's deadliest defender. The father of one of the murdered children hires Hawker as a private vigilante, and gives him an unlimited bankroll to wage a nationwide fight against organized crime. The first battle will be fought in Florida, where drug smugglers have taken root like a cancer - and Hawker will have to cut them out. Florida Firefight is the first book in the Hawker series, but you may enjoy listening to the series in any order.