cover image SEAL Team Six: Hunt the Jackal

SEAL Team Six: Hunt the Jackal

Don Mann, with Ralph Pezzullo. L,B/. Mulholland, $26 (336p) ISBN 978-0-316-2470

At the start of Mann and Pezzullo’s exciting fourth SEAL Team Six thriller (after 2013’s Hunt the Falcon), thugs working for cartel boss Ivan Jouma (aka the Jackal) kidnap Lisa Clark, the wife of Jesse Abrams Clark, “the senior Republican senator from Virginia,” from a resort in Sedona, Ariz., along with her 17-year-old daughter, Olivia. When Warrant Officer Tom Crocker and the remnants of his team return from a botched mission to destroy a downed Predator drone in northwest Syria, they learn that their next job is to slip over the border into Mexico and rescue Lisa and Olivia. Ivan, who suffers from terminal hepatitis C, intends to appropriate Lisa’s liver to extend his life. The authors wisely keep backstory and personal problems to a minimum as Crocker and his men go about their dangerous business, which involves a boatload of Special Forces military action. Agent: Heather Mitchell, Gelfman Schneider Literary. (May)