SET IN MIAMI AND CENTRAL AMERICA DURING THE 1970s SMOKE is the story of a journey that begins when Jim Smyth, a young Marine returning from combat in Viet Nam, is brilliantly manipulated by an anonymous adversary with ties to the highest levels of U.S. government. Chosen for his unique skills, Smyth is forced into kidnapping the president of a large, well connected security company.
Two intriguing women become tangled in the kidnapping plot. One, like Smyth, is in the Witness Protection Program. The other is the sworn enemy of the kidnap victim and a major shareholder of the company. Smyth, code named Smoke by the Department of Justice, must rely upon his training and survival instincts to ensure they live through the bizarre plot and bring down their enemy.
The lies and abuse of power by senior members of the U.S. government in Smoke parallel those we have recently seen. Jim Smyth must prove he is up to the challenge against an adversary of unsurpassed evil and intelligence; in this competition, losers die.