Spooky 8 by Bob King
The Final Mission

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The Navy has SEALS, the Army has Delta Force, and the Air Force has Air Commandos, but who do the clandestine branches of government (the CIA, the NSA, the DIA) call when they need some dirty work done? For twenty years they called Bob King, the leader of Tactical Reconnaissance Team W45B7, known in the covert world as SPOOKY 8.

In 1992, King got a call for an "easy breather" mission in Colombia, a low-threat, intelligence-gathering operation where no contact with unfriendlies was expected. The in-and-out would pay each of the eight members of his team $10,000 in cash. Little did King know that while his guns-for-hire were setting up ultra high-tech surveillance equipment for an agency based in Washington, D.C., they were being targeted by that very same agency to be murdered. After an ambush in the jungle and a harrowing firefight, King was left with a bullet wound through the leg, three men dead, and one hundred miles of dense jungle between him and a safe house.

SPOOKY 8 tells the incredible true story of how King negotiated a treacherous path from the rain forests of South America, through the back-stabbing and ruthless corridors of Washington, D.C., and lived to tell the truth about his fallen brothers-in-arms and what price renegade warriors pay for the thrill of the game.
 

About Bob King

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King was born and raised in Wenatchee, Washington. While serving in Vietnam he experienced his first encounter with the military's "black operations" as an unwitting participant in Operation Dragon Flower. He was picked to be the leader of one of the government's most covet operative teams, Spooky 8.
 
Published August 1, 1998 by Doubleday. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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From the very beginning, King assumes a defensive position: ""I expect a considerable effort will be made to discredit my past, challenge my veracity, or even attack my mental state to make sure few will take this story and what it represents seriously."" What this book represents will surely dis...

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