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Posted: 9/29/2005 10:51:01 AM EDT
sort of like Mack Bolan, but it's not. I read several of the books way back when and for the life of me I can't think of the name of the main character. Please help.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 10:53:39 AM EDT
Could you narrow it down a bit?
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 10:55:42 AM EDT
There were many. Plotlines?
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 10:58:43 AM EDT
death merchant.............stony man
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 10:58:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2005 10:59:26 AM EDT by hardcorps1775]
if it was mob related, how about "the butcher"? there was also "the detroyer" "narc" "merchant of death" various "seal team" series...

ETA: "DEATH MERCHANT"...
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 10:59:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By macman37:
Could you narrow it down a bit?



Yep - lots of Bolan clones that didn't last...
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 10:59:37 AM EDT
Could be Death Merchant, starring Richard Chamellion as an uber-mercenary.
Could also be the cheap Executioner ripoff called "the Penetrator."
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 11:01:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Could be Death Merchant, starring Richard Chamellion as an uber-mercenary.
Could also be the cheap Executioner ripoff called "the Penetrator."




I'm not saying that sounds ghey or anything............
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 11:01:59 AM EDT
That cheesy stuff from Jerry Ahern?
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 11:11:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hardcorps1775:
... various "seal team" series...



Where they all gained 200 lbs. and infiltrated gun shows?
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 11:11:11 AM EDT
None of the above guys. There was a series featuring this one main character. I remember that the firearm and equipment descriptions were top-notch. I bought a Hank Roberts mini-stove after it was used by this character. Sorry I can't be more specific but the name Frost keeps popping up in my head.

Thanks for responses.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 11:45:13 AM EDT
one more try!
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 12:10:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2005 12:10:44 PM EDT by hardcorps1775]
oh man, post-apocalyptic, right?

the "survivor" series?
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 12:15:35 PM EDT
I found it! It's Hank Frost, the one-eyed merc captain. A 17 book series by Axel Kilgore (Jerry Ahern). Google is your friend.

Thanks for all the responses. I can now go back to work.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 12:16:25 PM EDT
Glad we could help!
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 12:17:15 PM EDT
Frost?

That would be "They Call Me The Mercenary" series by Axel Kilgore.

Link Posted: 9/29/2005 12:47:43 PM EDT
Damn.
I remember thats how I learned all the different guns of the world.
When I was 12 or 13 I would go to the library and get out a bunch of Mack Bolan paperbacks and a Jane's Guns book.
I'd read the Bolan book, and when I came to a gun mentioned that I had never heard of, i'd look it up.
Cheesy books, but fun.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 12:59:00 PM EDT
Darknite, That's corrrect. According to some of the info I found, it was a series of 17 books. I can't remember the ones I had, wished I could find them. Jerry Ahern (who also wrote the Mack Bolan series) wrote them under the pen name Axel Kilgore.

Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:03:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Nick710:
Darknite, That's corrrect. According to some of the info I found, it was a series of 17 books. I can't remember the ones I had, wished I could find them. Jerry Ahern (who also wrote the Mack Bolan series) wrote them under the pen name Axel Kilgore.




No, Jerry Ahern did not write the Mack Bolan series, at least not to the best of my knowledge.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:04:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Nick710:
I found it! It's Hank Frost, the one-eyed merc captain. A 17 book series by Axel Kilgore (Jerry Ahern)...



Is that the one where he carried a matched pair of Detonics in a double-shoulder-rig?...
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:05:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HardShell:

Originally Posted By Nick710:
I found it! It's Hank Frost, the one-eyed merc captain. A 17 book series by Axel Kilgore (Jerry Ahern)...



Is that the one where he carried a matched pair of Detonics in a double-shoulder-rig?...



No, that was the Survivalist. The Mercenary carried a Browning Hi Power and a Colt CAR15 converted to full auto.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:07:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:25:13 PM EDT
What was the series where they were in a battle against the American government, it had gotten socialist and wya out of control. The main character carreid a knife that was double balded but only sharpened on one side (to keep it legal ) It was a pretty good series even if the firearms were innacurately portrayed.

Or the Post apocalyptic series where their was a Military unit which had powered suits.

or Firebrats

or Turbo Cowboys
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:39:50 PM EDT
Don Pendlton wrote the execuctioner series with Mack Bolan,Jerry Ahern wrote the survivor series of books.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:43:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TacticalPenguin:
What was the series where they were in a battle against the American government, it had gotten socialist and wya out of control. The main character carreid a knife that was double balded but only sharpened on one side (to keep it legal ) It was a pretty good series even if the firearms were innacurately portrayed.

Or the Post apocalyptic series where their was a Military unit which had powered suits.

or Firebrats

or Turbo Cowboys



My favorite in that vein was The Guardians . (I think quite a few others here liked those, as well...)
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:43:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By colklink:
Don Pendlton wrote the execuctioner series with Mack Bolan,Jerry Ahern wrote the survivor series of books.



Pendleton wrote them to a point and then IIRC they were ghost written and called "Don Pendleton's The Executioner". I also wonder if the "Stony Man" and "Mack Bolan" books were done the same way.

No big deal, they're fun comic book style adventures. I like the Bolan books as well as Able Team (had a lot of those) and a few Avengers and some other books just for the hey of it.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:45:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By colklink:
Don Pendlton wrote the execuctioner series with Mack Bolan,Jerry Ahern wrote the survivor series of books.



Wasn't Pendlton always claiming that "The Mob" had put "a contract" out on him?
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:45:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2005 1:46:31 PM EDT by Moose]

Originally Posted By HardShell:
My favorite in that vein was The Guardians . (I think quite a few others here liked those, as well...)



That was my favorite also. I still have the complete series on my bookshelf.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:54:28 PM EDT
I get a chuckle looking back at my old Mack Bolan books, Mack Bolan and his .444 Marlin sniper rifle.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 4:23:24 PM EDT
So it was a cheesy Jerry Ahern novel.

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