The Dogs of War Author:Frederick Forsyth THE MISSION: To topple a government and set up a puppet dictatorship. — THE PLAN: Invade the country with a band of savage, mercenary soldiers, the dogs of war. — THE MEN: Cat Shannon, the brutal leader, an expensive professional. Big Jan Dupree, born to fire a mortar. Tiny Marc, a giant, the bazooka specialist. Langarotti, a knife man, sharp a... more »s his blade. Semmler, an ex-Nazi youth, cold as a bullet.