“A novel approach to online discovery.” – The New York Times
Book Cover for: Just Kill the Hostages: Hunting For Kidnappers In A War Zone, Joseph M. Niland

Just Kill the Hostages: Hunting For Kidnappers In A War Zone

Joseph M. Niland

FBI agents Annie Caden and John McNeil are thrust into life-and-death challenges when they concoct a plan to hunt for Americans held hostage in war-torn Iraq. John is reassigned from Baghdad to a British base in Basra and embedded with US Army Green Berets. Annie has the unenviable mission of fighting the real battle-keeping the project alive.

Donovan, a National Security Agency (NSA) Analyst becomes an integral part of the team searching for the hostages. British intelligence and back-channel meetings along with frequent rocket attacks add to the complicated navigation and intrigue of wartime hostage events.

The American hostages are held in the most abysmal conditions and their chances of rescue are dwindling along with their weight and health.

Just Kill the Hostages is a fictionalized account of a world known only to insiders with raised-level government clearance. The characters are inspired by real-world operators in dangerous environments; unpolished realities of how government work gets done in a war zone form a story you will not soon forget.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Luminare Press
  • Publish Date: Feb 27th, 2023
  • Pages: 366
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.94in - 1.35lb
  • EAN: 9798886791402
  • Categories: Thrillers - Suspense

About the Author

Niland, Joseph M.: - Joseph Niland was employed by the federal government in an investigative capacity for approximately twenty-seven years. He was detailed to the FBI, Counterterrorism Division, Washington, DC, and was recognized as a subject-matter expert regarding hostage events in high-risk environments by FBI, CIA, NSA, DIA (POW/MIA section), DOJ (National Security Section/Legal, US Attorney's Office), and Office of Military Commissions. He deployed to Iraq five times between 2006 and 2011, intermittently embedded with US Special Operations Forces (Green Berets) and conducted on-the-ground integrated operational human intelligence and signal intelligence development regarding hostage events. Under the umbrella of the FBI, he was utilized for operational advancement, coordination, and continuity regarding numerous hostage and murder events over a six-year span. Just Kill the Hostages is his first book of fiction and is inspired by his experiences.