The August Assassin

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The August Assassin is the true story of one of America's premier counter-terrorists. The book recalls the numerous operations undertaken to rid the world of some of the most notorious terrorists and brutal dictators known to exist. It begins deep in the jungles of Southeast Asia in 1966, and takes the reader along on a dizzying global odyssey highlighting those operations through 2003.

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Overview

The August Assassin is the true story of one of America's premier counter-terrorists. The book recalls the numerous operations undertaken to rid the world of some of the most notorious terrorists and brutal dictators known to exist. It begins deep in the jungles of Southeast Asia in 1966, and takes the reader along on a dizzying global odyssey highlighting those operations through 2003.

If you have ever wondered what really happened to people such as Idi Amin,
Abu Nidal, and Pablo Escobar, as well as a host of others across the globe, this book will answer those questions. And if you've ever wondered if the United States, Israel, and other countries, really employs assassins, this true story will take you behind the scenes of the Department of State and Mossad, and into the consulates and embassies on five continents.
John Elliott is the August Assassin.

Of "The August Assassin," Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, in a recent statement from Caracas, said, "In 2003 I promised to send the proof. The proof has now been sent to me - this book is the proof. This American killer, an emissary of the devil, was one of those tasked with my destruction. He failed to act, and is lucky to be alive. He was shrouded in treachery, and was a scourge to our Colombian friends, but his luck will soon end."

The quote was obtained from a source within the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC, and translated from the Spanish.

Former Minnesota Governor and ex-navy seal, Jesse Ventura, recently said that there is, "A small minority within the government that does this. Let's just hope their sights are aimed at the enemy."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981765495
  • Publisher: LSP Digital, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/15/2011
  • Pages: 318
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.74 (d)

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  • Posted June 8, 2012

    Highly recommended

    Tom Clancy has nothing on this man. The difference is this man lived this. Great read

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  • Posted May 30, 2012

    Do not recommend

    I am very disappointed with the author of this book. I am confused as to why he felt the need to include so many explicatives to share his message. And then there's the message, the sequencing of events and names of places and people are more confusing than when I heard him share some of his story at a church in Florida. I find it diffiuclt to follow along and as a result will not finish the book. Very disappointing.

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  • Posted May 3, 2011

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    Not for the faint of heart!

    An extremely graphic expose of one man;s direcft involvement into the world of terror, murder, and underworld involving the exposure of those who kill without compassion for anyone. The author highlights his specific engagements in assignments given him by the U. S. government as well as other governments over a period of 4 decades. This expose also points up (in the author's own opinion )the purpose for each assignment as well as the intended actions taken whether the purpose was achieved or not. It also details the author's emotions, feelings, etc, as he engaged in the many assignments to which he devoted himself. An assessment of certain officials in various governments is included which span the some 40 years in which these activities covered, and the author conveys his thoughts (at least to some extent) as to the present state of affairs of the continued war on terrorism, and war on illegal drug trafficking. An interesting bit of history behind the death of some well known individuals is also included in this expose which is written from a personal viewpoint, and by one who was there in the midst of some horrific occurrences involving world headlines at the time.

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