Authors: Keith Douglass
Lam moved cautiously through a patch of grass and weeds toward the guard. The soldier had his rifle across his chest, his arms folded over it and his head lolled back against the side of the house. He was sleeping. Lam drew his KA-BAR knife, with its six-inch honed sharp blade, and slid forward on his belly another five feet, then lifted up and with silent steps rushed the guard.
Lam held the knife straight out in front of him like a sword, driving it into the guard’s chest between his ribs and through the side of his heart. The guard came awake, his eyes went wide, he tried to call out, but Lam’s hand had clamped over his mouth. Lam stared at the soldier as his body’s vital functions began shutting down, then his head slumped to one side and he slid to the ground, dead …
THE SEAL TEAM SERIES
SEAL TEAM SEVEN
FIELD OF FIRE
THE CARRIER SERIES
CHAIN OF COMMAND
BRINK OF WAR
THE ART OF WAR
TERROR AT DAWN
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to the real members of
SEAL Team Seven based
in Coronado, California.
The fictional SEALs in these books
get to do everything the real SEAL Team Seven
wished that it could.
Rear Admiral (L) Richard Kenner.
Commander of All SEALs. Based in Little Creek, Virginia.
Captain Harry L Arjarack.
Commanding Officer of NAVSPECWARGRUP-ONE, in Coronado, California. 51.
Commander Dean Masciareli.
Commanding Officer of NAVY SPECIAL WARFARE GROUP ONE’s SEAL Team Seven in Coronado, California. 47, 5′ 11″, 220 pounds. Annapolis graduate.
Master Chief Petty Officer Gordon MacKenzie.
Administrator and head enlisted man of all of SEAL Teams in Coronado. 47, 5′ 10″, 180 pounds.
Lieutenant Commander Blake Murdock.
Platoon Leader, Third Platoon. 32, 6′ 2″, 210 pounds. Annapolis graduate. Six years in SEALs. Father an important Congressman from Virginia. Murdock has a condo in La Jolla. Owns a car and a motorcycle. Loves to fish. Weapon: Alliant Bull Pup duo 5.56mm & 20mm. Speaks Arabic.
Senior Chief Petty Officer. Top EM in platoon and third in command. 34, 6′ 1″, 200 pounds. Divorced. Fifteen years in Navy, four in SEALs. Expert chess player and good bowler. A buzz cut on his hair. Weapon: Alliant Bull Pup duo 5.56mm & 20mm with air-burst round. Speaks German and French.
David “Jaybird” Sterling.
Machinist Mate First Class. Lead petty officer. 24, 5′ 10″, 170 pounds. Quick mind, fine tactician. Single. Drinks too much sometimes. Crack shot with all arms. Grew up in Oregon. Helps plan attack operations. Weapon: H & K MP-5SD submachine gun.
Luke “Mountain” Howard.
Gunner’s Mate Second Class. 28, 6′ 4″, 250 pounds. Black man. Football at Oregon State. Tryout with Oakland Raiders six years ago. In Navy six years, SEAL for four. Single. Rides a motorcycle. A skiing and wind surfing nut. Squad sniper. Weapon H & K PSG1 7.62 NATO sniper rifle.
Quartermaster First Class. 24, 6′ 2″, 215 pounds. An artist in spare time. Paints oils. He sells his marine paintings. Single. Quiet. Reads a lot. Has two years of college. Platoon radio operator. Carries a SATCOM on most missions. Weapon: Alliant Bull Pup duo 5.56mm & 20mm explosive round. Speaks Italian and some Arabic.
Joe “Ricochet” Lampedusa.
Operations Specialist First Class. 21, 5′ 11″, 175 pounds. Good tracker, quick thinker. Had a year of college. Loves motorcycles. Wants a Hog. Pot smoker on the sly. Picks up plain girls. Platoon scout. Weapon: Colt M-4A1 with grenade launcher, alternate Bull Pup duo 5.56mm & 20mm explosive round.
Quartermaster First Class. 25, 6′ even, 180 pounds. Full blooded Chinese. Platoon translator. Speaks Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. Bicycling nut. Paid $1,200 for off-road bike. Is trying for Officer Candidate School. Weapon: H & K MP-5SD submachine gun.
Vincent “Vinnie” Van Dyke.
Electrician’s Mate Second Class. 24, 6′ 2″, 220 pounds. Enlisted out of high school. Played varsity basketball. Wants to be a commercial fisherman after his current hitch. Good with his hands. Squad machine gunner. Weapon: H & K 21-E 7.62 NATO round machine gun. Speaks Dutch, German, and some Arabic.
Lieutenant (J.G.) Christopher “Chris” Gardner.
Squad Leader Bravo Squad. Second in Command of the platoon. 28, 6′ 4″, 240 pounds. From Seattle. Four years in SEALs. Hang glider nut. Married to Wanda, a clothing designer. No kids. Annapolis graduate. Father is a Navy rear admiral. Grew up in ten different states. Weapon: Alliant Bull Pup duo 5.56mm & 20mm explosive round. Alternate: H & K G-11 submachine gun.
George “Petard” Canzoneri.
Torpedoman’s Mate First class, 27, 5′ 11″, 190 pounds. Married to Navy wife Phyllis. No kids. Nine years in Navy. Expert on explosives. Nicknamed “Petard” for almost hoisting himself one time. Top pick in platoon for explosives work. Weapon: Alliant Bull Pup duo 5.56mm & 20mm explosive round.
Gunner’s Mate First Class. 26, 6′ 1″, 180 pounds. Wife, Maria; daughter, Linda, 7, in Coronado. Spends his off time with them. Highly family oriented. He has family in San Diego. Speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Squad sniper. Weapon: H & K PSG1 7.62 NATO sniper rifle.
Omar “Ollie” Rafii.
Yeoman Second Class. 24, 6′ even, 180 pounds. Saudi Arabian. In U.S. since he was four. Loves horses, has two. Married, two children. Speaks perfect Farsi and Arabic. Expert with all knives. Throws killing knives with deadly accuracy. Weapon: H & K MP-5SD submachine gun.
Radioman Second Class. 23, 6′ 3″. Comes from a small town in Idaho. Expert marksman. On the Navy rifle team before SEALs. Played college football at University of Idaho as a tight end. Is an expert kayak man who does ocean runs when he has a chance. Unmarried. Speaks good Japanese. Weapon: H & K G-11, which fires caseless rounds.
Hospital Corpsman First Class. 25, 6′ 4″, 240 pounds. Platoon medic. Tahitian/Hawaiian. Expert swimmer.
Bench-presses four hundred pounds. Divorced. Top surfer. Weapon: Alliant Bull Pup duo 5.56mm & 20mm explosive round. Alternate: Colt M-4A1 with grenade launcher.
Gunner’s Mate Second Class. 23, 6′ 2″, 210 pounds. Single, flies fighting kites, played football in high school, is an opera buff, lives with a girl in Coronado. Went to Navy language school to learn Farsi and Arabic. Weapon: Alliant Bull Pup duo with 20mm & 5.56mm rounds.
Dexter M. Tate.
Second Class Electrician’s Mate. 23, 5′ 11″, 190 pounds. An African-American. Computer literate, loves to dive on old shipwrecks. Rides a motorcycle. Weapon: Alliant Bull Pup duo 5.56mm & 20mm lasered air-burst round.
Third Platoon assigned exclusively to the Central Intelligence Agency to perform any needed tasks on a covert basis anywhere in the world. All are top-secret assignments. Goes around Navy chain of command. Direct orders from the CIA and the CNO.