Up Close and Impersonal

A Novel

by Richard J. Gilchrist



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/22/2010

Recognition Programs

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781450215428
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781450215411
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781450215404

About the Book

Phillip Givens is one of the few who possess the unique psychological skills to take human life without remorse. During the height of the Vietnam War, Givens is assigned to a Marine recon unit where he and a few elite others are provided chance after chance to practice their deadly art. After three consecutive tours of combat, Sgt. Givens has lived by the recon motto-Swift, Silent, Deadly-but unfortunately as a civilian now must live with the label of assassin. When a mysterious man summons Givens to a centuries-old estate in Switzerland, he presents him with a proposition that will change his life forever. As a mental game of international intrigue evolves from their ominous encounter, Givens contemplates the deadly undertaking he has been asked to perform. When Givens is pitted against others in a continuously changing world of global corporate power, he soon discovers that family bonds, friendships, and relationships-of-the-heart are not as they seem. As lines of loyality are drawn and crossed, there is no question that Givens is a cold-blooded killer who has become a pawn in a complex game of corporate psychological chess.

About the Author

Richard J. Gilchrist recently retired from a successful law enforcement career spanning three decades. He is a consultant to several multinational corporations, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, and a first time novelist fulfulling his passion for writing. He resides in the Valley of the Sun, Phoenix, Arizona.