In Code Name Wrangler, we deal with CQB (Close Quarter Battle) and how to storm a hijacked aircraft to rescue the hostages. It is a subject that I know a great deal about and a story that I enjoyed writing more than almost any other GMJ Book because of that. It is also a book that is classified as standard reading material by many SWAT Units worldwide and no doubt will save souls one day. So, you may be sure that what you are about to read is 100% technically correct.
Ironically, storming an aircraft to rescue hostages is bread and butter work for Special Forces. It was done in history successfully dozens of times. We look in great detail at other rescue attempts in Code Name Wrangler. Military history is what we enjoy most and therefore the successful Entebbe Raid, the Lufthansa Mogadishu Rescue and ill-fated Operation Eagle Claw (Tehran Embassy) as well as the Munich Olympics, both massive failures, are studied to learn from the mistakes. A few hostages died during the successful rescues but so did the terrorists, that is one of the points I tried to highlight. If you are a terrorist and reading here by some mischance – I want you to note something – your chances of surviving a rescue is just about zero. We don’t aim to wound during such times or any other time. We aim to kill you in the shortest time possible known to man and we know exactly how to do so. Death is instantaneous by design. Even the type of bullets used and discussed in this book is designed with only one purpose, to kill human beings efficiently. You will also find out what the words “double tap” really means in my world. You are warned, try me and see what happens. Paradise, if it exists, awaits the foolish. For obvious security reasons, none of the rescue methods revealed here will not be known already, I made very sure of that. But, and this is important, the way that secret agents are involved with Special Forces during rescues is not generally known and described. Especially technical services supplied by the spies are used extensively. Before an aircraft is stormed, any rescue, unless on Immediate Action Drills, the knights know exactly what the terrorist looks like. Where he is, what weapons and explosives he has available and what his likely reaction would be. This is not by chance, it is by design. And then there are the snipers, waiting patiently for the order to make an end, and the order will arrive at some stage.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson is leading and commanding a hostage rescue mission. A C-130 Hercules aircraft is taken over by eco-terrorists threatening to release dangerous snakes and killing the hostages if any rescue attempt is made or the demands not met. The C-130 is standing on an apron on Indian Ocean island of Madagascar, the snakes, if they escape, will devastate the ecological environment as well as the locals. She calls in South African Army Special Forces to assist her and her team, consisting of her later husband, former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot and his mate, former Police Special Forces Captain Geelslang Peter Ndebele, a legendary officer. Angelique is facing other problems. She has a female agent, Blondie, on the aircraft. A woman that infiltrated the terrorist group and must be rescued or somehow removed from the aircraft without the rest of the terrorists understanding what is happening, during or before the rescue. This aspect is giving Foxtrot, desperately trying to keep Angelique safe, reason to worry. He knows that Angelique Dawson will make an end and a violent end at that. There will not be long protracted negotiations, at some stage, she will give the order to attack and want to lead that attack... If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in Sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Wrangler is book 17 of the popular GMJ Series.