The Dogs of War Author:Frederick Forsyth The Prize: Ten Billion Dollars. — 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 motar. Tiny Marc, a giant, the bazooka specialist. ... more »Langarotti, a knife man, sharp as his blade. Semmler, an ex-Nazi youth, cold as a bullet.« less
One of Forsythe's best books. A group of Mercenaries is hired by a company to make sure that a country's brutal dictator is removed... so they can put in their own brutal dictator, who will sign over mineral rights to the company. Fast moving and brilliant, this spawned a decent movie (with Chris Walken) but the book is a breath taking read. Highly recommended.