Once they were boyhood best friends, playing in the woods near their homes, pretending to be soldiers surviving behind enemy lines. Grownup, they belonged to Delta Force and later worked as protectors for the world’s best security company. Now their lives have taken drastically different paths, pitting them against one another, forcing them to play their boyhood game again, this time to learn who dies. The survival of a great city hangs in the balance as two friends-turned-enemies hunt one another and discover that there’s a line between predators and prey, a line that’s called The Naked Edge. From Rambo-creator David Morrell, the father of the modern action novel, comes a gripping international thriller that you won’t want to end.
Sometimes the end of a friendship can be as angry and destructive as a divorce. Few emotions are as powerful as outrage over a betrayal, and that emotion dominates this novel. As I note at the start, there’s a sharp line between predator and prey, between being a victim and being a protector. It’s a line I call “the naked edge,” and that line is something Global Protective Services, a worldwide security firm, knows all too well. With thousands of lives in peril, the story focuses on two enemies who once were on the same side. Fans of The Protector will be pleased that in response to numerous requests, Cavanaugh is back. Skilled at protecting others, he learns that it’s quite another thing to protect himself. For the e-book, I added 18 photographs of eye-popping fine-art knives referred to throughout the story, including the most expensive knife in the world, a solid-gold replica of King Tut’s dagger. The acknowledgment page lists the many protective agents who generously taught me about their dangerous world. You’ll learn interesting uses for duct tape and the plastic strips that are used to tie garbage bags.