War against the Mafia (Executioner Series #1)

War against the Mafia (Executioner Series #1)

by Don Pendleton

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Overview

The first book in the classic vigilante action series from a “writer who spawned a genre” ( The New York Times ).
 
Overseas, Mack Bolan was dubbed “Sgt. Mercy” for the compassion he showed the innocent. On the home front, they’re calling him the Executioner for what he’s doing to the guilty.
 
In the jungles of Southeast Asia, American sniper Mack Bolan honed his skills. After twelve years, with ninety-five confirmed hits, he returns home to Massachusetts. But it’s not to reunite with his family, it’s to bury them—victims in a mass murder/suicide. Even though Bolan’s own father pulled the trigger, he knows the old man was no killer. He was driven to madness by Mafia thugs who have turned his idyllic hometown into a new kind of war zone.
 
Duty calls . . .
 
Introducing an action hero “who would make Jack Reacher think twice,” this is the first book in the iconic series of vigilante justice that has become a publishing phenomenon (Empireonline.com). With more than two hundred million Executioner books sold since its debut, the series continues to stimulate. Gerry Conway, cocreator of Marvel Comics’ The Punisher , credits the Executioner as “my inspiration . . . that’s what gave me the idea for the lone, slightly psychotic avenger.” The series is also now in development as a major motion picture.

War Against the Mafia is the 1st book in the Executioner series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781504041393
Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media LLC
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Series: Executioner (Mack Bolan) Series , #1
Pages: 228
Sales rank: 209,362
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Don Pendleton was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. He served in the US Navy during World War II and the Korean War. His first short story was published in 1957, but it was not until 1967, at the age of forty, that he left his career as an aerospace engineer and turned to writing full-time. After producing a number of science fiction and mystery novels, in 1969, Pendleton launched the Executioner saga with War Against the Mafia. The series, starring Vietnam veteran Mack Bolan, was so successful it inspired a new American literary genre, and Pendleton became known as the father of action-adventure.
 

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War against the Mafia (Executioner Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
TWBarton More than 1 year ago
This is not a new book or series. The books in this series are not new to me but I had never read any of them. They were a favorite of my older brother while growing up. This book and series is a testament to the fact that a great story, strong characters, and great writing are truly timeless. I love that this series is now available digitally for all of us thriller fans and for all the new readers that will be able to enjoy it. Mack Bolan is the character who stars in the series that created a new genre in the book categories. The thriller. He is in the army and deployed in Vietnam as a sniper and earning his moniker The Executioner. While he is away fighting a war, back home his father, a proud man falls on hard times and is forced to make a deal that change the Bolan family forever. When conditions of the deal are not kept up, Mack's sister steps in behind the scenes to help setting in motions an act of murder and retribution, like nothing Pittsfield has ever seen. It isn't long after the return of The Executioner until the Mafia experiences an attack and three men are gunned down. The cops know who's responsible, they just can't prove it. Mack believes in keeping your enemy’s close and so, joins up with the very Mafia group he's gunning to destroy. Mack lives by a moral code. A code that the wicked get punished and when the law can't or won't punish those that destroyed his family then he more than willing to visit the vigilante justice need to take down an organization that thinks, and maybe above the law.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Starts off a tad slowly and then all hell breaks lose. Excellent plot with well developed characters. Vince Flynn would have enjoyed this book. Bolsn and Mitch Rapp are birds of a feather
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Plot skips over key things. Half way thru the book and I'm wondering why I'm still reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really
DaUgh More than 1 year ago
great book. action packed developed characters and good detail. impressive
Anonymous More than 1 year ago