The Contractor 6 True tales of Counter Terrorism
'I fix things. I can build you a house or remodel your bathroom. I can also make bad situations - and bad people - disappear.' Meet Mike. Runs a building site, drives a ute, likes a beer, loves his nail-gun. But Mike is hiding in plain sight. When the Pentagon call him in as 'Big Unit', he's another kind of contractor - one as handy with a Colt M4 as he is with a Skilsaw, a man as accustomed to danger, death, and pain as he is to a hammer and nails. In six action-packed true stories we follow a man who left foreign intelligence for a life 'on the tools', only to discover there's too many dangerous scenarios and terrible people still out there. The good guys need a James Bond in Blundstones. They need The Contractor. Tradie. Spy. Big Unit. Follow Big Unit as he goes undercover to save a family trapped by an ISIS-run drug cartel in the seedy back streets of Northern Pakistan to terrorist-besieged Paris to a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with Australia's most wanted murderer.
Mike Daly worked in domestic and foreign intelligence organisations before returning to his first trade of builder. He now divides his time between building houses and taking private intelligence contracts. Mark Abernethy is a journalist and professional writer. Born in New Zealand, he has lived in Australia for most of his adult life. He is the author of six spy-thriller novels and is the ghostwriter of many commercial titles.