With his third entry in the Paladin (if that is his real name) series, Mr Manuel has me hooked! I don't remember the last series of books that I was so looking forward to the next installment. Cool, original plot lines and darkly humorous. Well worth the read, especially for fans of the hit man genre. Read them insequence if possible.
Killer Protocols: Richard Paladin Series #1 (Volume 1)
Clean Coal Killers: Richard Paladin Series (Volume 2)
The Killer Trees: Richard Paladin Series #3 (Volume 3)
A logging company's employees have been turning up mysteriously dead. Terrorist tree-huggers seem the likeliest culprits, and when what's at stake is a contract to fell a national forest in Oregon—and the President of the United States just happens to be good friends with that company's CEO—it's time to send in Richard Paladin, America's top Environmental Protection Agent. But Paladin may just face his toughest challenge yet, because his adversary displays all the talents of a professional killer. Add a haunted wood into the mix, and it's an assignment Paladin may need all his luck to survive.
About the Author
DAVID E. MANUEL grew up in Houston, Texas and attended the University of Houston, receiving degrees in history and political science. After college, he worked for a few years in the corporate office of an offshore drilling company. In the mid-1980s he moved to the Washington DC area and took a job with the U.S. Government, where he still works.