Michael, an American expatriate, enjoys the good life living in the south of France. After serving in Vietnam performing Black Ops missions for the American forces, he is asked to forego returning to the States. From Vietnam he goes to the Israeli Mossad and works in the Middle East. Michael's actions in Vietnam and in the Middle East are ticed by the French, and he becomes an active member of their Interpol force. One afteron, Michael's reverie is interrupted when he is approached by Marcel Akmed with a plea to help him collect information regarding the Libyan leader Mohammed Abba Dabbus. Marcel's father worked for Dabbus and overheard conversations concerning planned worldwide terrorist activities. Marcel's father was killed before he could pass on the information and Marcel insists that only Michael can help him prevent a worldwide catastrophe. Meanwhile, a training cadre of the Baader-Meinhof selects Michael as their target for assassination. Michael travels from Marseille to Beirut and then on to Cyprus where he captures a terrorist leader. Finally, he goes to Libya to complete his mission to stop the plot of Dabbus, all the while avoiding multiple attempts on his life by the Baader-Meinhof.
James Grethe served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force in Europe. Born in New Orleans, he has spent time in the south of France where this novel takes place. He is the father of twin daughters and four grandchildren; he lives on Amelia Island, Florida with his wife, Vicki.