Jake Green emerged from the deep cover that had been ordered after he left Detachment X-Ray and became Staff Assistant to a United States Senator. His first assignment was to assist Senator Sam Martin at a UN conference with a trade delegation from the People's Republic of China. Jake developed an attitude of hostility toward one of the Chinese delegates. He recognized the future Premier as a Chinese officer who had commanded the capture of the Marine unit he was serving with. Then unexpectedly Jake became reunited with his comrades from the Korean War and they decided to assassinate the future premier of China. During the stalking phase, other targets came within their sights. They took on a mountain feud and stopped a drug running effort. Then the Washington, D.C. police department came to their attention. Jake also made an operation with a unit of former members of Detachment X-Ray.
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With the assignments in Korea completed, Detachment-Xray has been disbanded. Now, in Covert Avengers, Jake Green is once again conscripted by his government for more special assignments; wet work that he and his group are especially trained for. Already experienced, Detachment-Xray will now take on the more covert operations in civilian and government settings. These are the jobs we like to hide in the back of our consciousness; dirty jobs that, at least in the minds of the planners, must be done to preserve our freedom. Some readers will sleep easier after reading Covert Avengers. Others will not...
In the previous book (Detachment X-Ray) Jake Green 'Navy' had told Major Long Ball Kwong that the next time they met Jake would gut him. Surprise, surprise, when Long Ball appeared with a trade delegation from the People's Republic of China as Mr. Dong Ping (future Premier). ............ Jake had been in deep cover, ordered after he left Detachment X-Ray. He emerged and became Staff Assistant to a United States Senator, Sam Martin. Jake had been at a U.N. conference when he spied Long Ball. Jake was lucky enough to get the best secretary on the Hill and her big boyfriend was a small arms expert. Better yet, Jake struck gold when he hired a red haired Irish lass as his driver. She was THE BEST when tails from the FBI, CIA, and the Chinese Secret Service had to be shook off! ............ Jake, his new staff, and comrades from the Korean War got together to deal with a mountain feud, stop a drug running operation (via sea), and make plans for Long Ball. ...... ***** Very few sequels to books and movies are as good as the original. Yet Jess Parker has succeeded in doing it here. It was fast paced and non-stop all the way through the novel with a climatic ending that left me laughing and begging for more! I can only hope the author is considering a third for Jake Green. I am so happy to be able to highly recommend this book, and its author, to everyone I meet! *****