Quiet, independent, and deadly, Johnny Able is a Marine sniper willing to stop for nothing and no one— even with a target on his back and a secret that could end it all—as he faces his one hundredth kill of the Vietnam War in this gripping military novel.
Nicknamed Dog for his almost superhuman ability to sniff out his prey, Johnny Able, a single-minded kid from Muskogee, is a certified legend fighting in Vietnam during a war that produces few legends.
With a bounty on his head and not a fiber of fear in his body, Johnny commands terror from the enemy and awe from the men fighting beside him. As quiet as he is deadly, Johnny is concealing a shattering secret that only war can tear from a man’s soul… a secret so explosive it may make his one hundredth kill the deadliest of all.
Told with a distinguished military historian’s attention to authenticity and the dramatic imagination of a storyteller, Charles W. Sasser does it again with this riveting war novel offering a fascinating, rarely-glimpsed side of the Vietnam war that is “tough, raunchy, gritty, and surprisingly tender” (Military History Magazine).
Charles W. Sasser has been a full-time freelance writer, journalist, and photographer since 1979. He is a veteran of both the U.S. Navy (journalist) and U.S. Army (Special Forces, the Green Berets), a combat veteran, and former combat correspondent wounded in action. He also served fourteen years as a police officer (in Miami, Florida, and in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he was a homicide detective). He is author, co-author, or contributing author of more than thirty books and novels, including One Shot-One Kill and Hill 488. Sasser now lives on a ranch in Chouteau, Oklahoma, with his wife Donna.