Shackled, worked like an animal, and routinely interrogated, Camacho plans daily to escape his harrowing imprisonment at the hands of enemy forces. He suffers from malaria, beriberi, and hepatitis, dropping more than 50 pounds of weight. But he never loses his resolve, determined to live up to the Military Code of Conduct – and to ‘fight another day’ against the enemy of the United States.
This is the story of a man who never gave up hope, who fought for freedom against all odds, and who honored his country through resilience, willpower, and courage. This is the story of Isaac Camacho, a true American hero.
William (Billy) Waugh is a United States Army Special Forces soldier and Central Intelligence Agency paramilitary operations officer who has served more than 50 years between the U.S. Army’s Green Berets and the CIA's Special Activities Division.
He spent seven and a half years behind enemy lines in Vietnam as a member of a covert group of elite commandos. He trailed Osama Bin Laden in Khartoum in the early '90s, and would have killed the terrorist kingpin if his superiors had allowed it. And at the age of seventy-two, he marched through the frozen high plains of Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Hunting the Jackal is the astonishing true account of the singular career of a courageous soldier in his nation's shadow wars -- including his pivotal role in the previously untold story of the capture of the most infamous and elusive assassin in history, Carlos the Jackal.