The Season of the Machete Author:James Patterson February 24, 1974 somewhere in the Nevada desert: The bosses of organized crime and the top dogs of America's secret government plot the spectacular takeover of a romantic resort island. They have approved 'Machete,' the brainchild of Carrie and Damian Rose, husband and wife team, supreme artists in strike-and-hide assassination. — Their plan: ... more » Create terror, confusion and collapse through the random slaughter of innocent people.
Their price: Total anonymity and $1,250,000.
April 30, 1975 on the island of San Dominica: A sunbather comes upon a bloody machete in the sand. Nearby are the butchered bodies of a boy and girl.