VICTOR GISCHLER s novels include GUN MONKEYS (Edgar Award Best First Novel finalist), SHOTGUN OPERA (Anthony Award nominee), GO-GO GIRLS OF THE APOCALYPSE, VAMPIRE A GO-GO, and the crime fiction cult hit, THE DEPUTY. He also recently published an epic fantasy novel called INK MAGE. Gischler created the infamous DEADPOOL CORPS for Marvel comics and spent two years writing Marvel s bestselling X-MEN title. He is the season ten writer of ANGEL & FAITH in Joss Whedon s Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe for Dark Horse Comics. His creator-owned comics include KISS ME, SATAN and CLOWN FATALE from Dark Horse comics and SALLY OF THE WASTELAND from Titan Comics. SHOTGUN OPERA, GO-GO GIRLS OF THE APOCALYPSE and THE DEPUTY are in development for feature film adaptation. Gischler earned his Ph.D. in English at the University of Southern Mississippi. He lives in Baton Rouge as a stay-at-home-writer/dad with his college professor wife and son.
One night, David is awoken by a sound downstairs, and discovers a man in Amy's office, going through her work documents. Instinctively, David confronts the man and a fight begins. But not a fight between a stay-at-home dad and a common burglar. No, this is a fight out of a Bourne movie and it is intense. David wins, but barely. He tries to explain to the cops that this guy was no ordinary burglar but they mostly ignore him, especially when they find out what he does for a "living."
We now discover that David is a former Solo Ops officer, a soldier who was routinely dropped in war zones with a specific mission. If he was caught, the US government would disavow all knowledge of him. David was honorably discharged after too many missions and was excited for a quiet, normal life.
However, with Dante Payne now targeting Amy and her family, David decides to reactivate himself and take the fight to the vicious criminal lord. And Dante Payne has no idea who he's just crossed.