The Resource The protector, David Morrell

The protector, David Morrell

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The protector
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The protector
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David Morrell
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eng
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Hired by a brilliant scientist who is seeking protection from a powerful drug lord, bodyguard Cavanaugh is shocked when his teammates are killed in a vicious attack that implicates his new employer
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  • Cavanaugh, former Delta Force ranger and now a security specialist for Global Protective Services, is directed to rescue Daniel Prescott, a cutting-edge biochemist and the accidental engineer of a breakthrough chemical weapon for the U.S. Defense Department. His compound is so potentially devastating that the DOD shuts the project down, but not before word of its existence leaks to the wrong sources. Cavanaugh successfully extracts Prescott from his New York hideout, but shortly thereafter an assault team snatches him back, killing all the Global operatives except Cavanaugh. Isolated from his support team, Cavanaugh embarks on a mission of revenge and personal redemption. Rambo-creator Morrell is the Sam Peckinpah of literary violence. Bodies drop, buildings burn, choppers roar, and fists fly, all in prose that borders the lyrical. The story unfolds quickly, accelerates to warp speed, and hurtles on to a stunning climax. And amazingly, in the midst of all the mayhem, Morrell draws more than a few complex characters imbued with layered motives and capable of intelligent dialogue. A wonderfully entertaining action adventure. (Reviewed May 1, 2003) -- Wes Lukowsky
  • Rendezvous Review: Cavanaugh is a former Delta Force operative who now works for Global Protective Services. For those who can afford GPS, their services are invaluable. They will safeguard a client from any legitimate threat. GPS specializes in making people "disappear" - forging documents, laundering money, doing whatever it takes to give a client a new identity. Cavanaugh's latest assignment is Daniel Prescott; a biochemist being hunted for a new, powerful drug he has created. Cavanaugh must keep Prescott from the clutches of a powerful drug cartel. But Prescott has his own plans and soon all of the agents helping him are cut down in a murderous attack — only Cavanaugh survives the massacre. He needs help. The one person he didn't want to contact and the only one he could, his wife, Jamie. He had kept his life with Jamie completely separate from his job. Together they go on the hunt. Cavanaugh wants Prescott to pay for the death of his friends and colleagues. It is soon apparent that other sinister forces want Prescott and this shadow group is not the drug cartel. Cavanaugh and Jamie make an excellent team. What one doesn't think of, the other does. Prescott surprises them by being a very worthy adversary for an overweight biochemist. The hunt takes them across the country. Mr. Morrell teaches the reader the tradecraft of the Special Forces along the way, offering fascinating insight into another, much darker reality. -- Pat Kersten (Reviewed 05-01-2003)
  • "Packed with state-of-the-art tradecraft relating to escape and evasion, car-fighting, mind control, and sophisticated weaponry," crows the galley copy for this latest thriller by the author of numerous brawny tales from First Blood to Long Lost , "[the book]... takes its place alongside the most innovative thrillers ever written." Well, not really. Innovative this tale of a professional "protector" is not, but the "tradecraft" that Morrell apparently researched in person and reveals here in fiction for the first time makes the novel a groovy bet for armchair tough guys. The plot is standard: Protector Cavanaugh (who uses that one-name pseudonym as camouflage) and his company are hired by scientist Daniel Prescott, purportedly to help him escape from a drug gang that is after the perfectly addictive substance Prescott claims he's created while searching for a cure to addiction. But Prescott is not quite what he seems, and soon he and Cavanaugh, plus some vicious shadowy federal operatives, as well as the FBI, are involved in the sort of cat-and-mouse, stalk-and-attack at which Morrell excels, with the life of Cavanaugh's wife hanging in the balance and upping the suspense ante considerably. As one would expect from a veteran pro like Morrell, there are plenty of twists, several impressive action set pieces and a narrative that speeds like the souped-up Taurus (combining power and anonymity) that Cavanaugh likes to drive. Most notable, though, is the advertised "tradecraft"—from clever ways to modify one's ammo and armor to the very best method of taking out a car you're chasing (strike a rear fender corner with the opposite front corner of your car). Readers should keep in mind that these stunts are performed in the novel by trained professionals and are not to be attempted at home. (May 19) --Staff (Reviewed April 21, 2003) (Publishers Weekly, vol 250, issue 16, p38)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
119182
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DLC
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1943-
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Morrell, David
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.M65
LC item number
P76 2003
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Illegal arms transfers
  • Bodyguards
  • Scientists
  • Bodyguards
  • Illegal arms transfers
  • Scientists
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The protector, David Morrell
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ocm50761090
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 401 pages
Isbn
9780446530682
Lccn
2002038001
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)50761090
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The protector, David Morrell
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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ocm50761090
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 401 pages
Isbn
9780446530682
Lccn
2002038001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)50761090

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