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Once a professional soldier, an aging warrior learns that though the war is long over, the fight is not.

Frank Thompson, a recent widower and aging Vietnam veteran is down from Maine visiting his nephew and his nephew’s family in New Jersey.

While at a trap range, they have a chance encounter with a strange man who claims to remember Frank from the war.

Jasper, Birdie and Pogo were part of a psychopathic squad of killers put together by the CIA and trained by Special Forces to cause death and mayhem during the war.

That chance encounter has put these three men on a collision course with the man who trained them to kill.

Now, they have banded together driven by revenge, retribution and a nostalgic blood lust to hunt down and eliminate the professional soldier who led them all those years ago.

 


 

An empty house. A beautiful young woman. A deadly psychopath. What could possibly go wrong?

Esmeralda works for a housecleaning service during the day and as a restaurant hostess at night. Just out of high school, she is the sole support for her mother and two young siblings.

She has drive and ambition. What she doesn’t have is money.

She knows of a home in the upscale town of Mendham, NJ, that will be empty for more than a month. The rich people who live there go away the same time every year to spend time at their vacation home. Having cleaned the house, she also knows it contains a fair amount of cash and valuables.

Sitting with Ray, one of her co-workers one night, she casually mentions a “what if” scenario; Ray tells Skooley, a white trash drifter who recently moved to New Jersey from south Florida, and a plan is hatched.

It isn’t long before Esmeralda finds herself trapped by both circumstance and greed, forced to try and defend herself against one of her partners in crime, who she quickly discovers is far more dangerous than she ever thought possible.