High everybody. It's been awhile. A lot has happened since the last time I reached out to you. As Gilstrap alludes above, we're going to be more vigilant about communications in 2017. The trick is finding out the optimum schedule.
Back in July, when Big Guy and I were slogging through the jungles of Mexico trying to get a bunch of unruly orphans to safety, Gilstrap won an award for his account of an op we ran a couple of years ago in West Virginia. Good on him. Seriously. Truth be told, Boxers doesn't feel quite the same way--he gets cranky when an otherwise useless writer gets credit for the hard work we do--but he's coming around. And let's be honest. Young men can grow old waiting for a day when Boxers isn't cranky about something.
This coming July, in a book called Final Target, Gilstrap chronicles that business with the orphans in Mexico. As per usual, he gets most of the facts right. Personally, I don't think the world throws enough hatred and violence toward the dickwads who run the drug cartels, but I'm proud to say that my team and I did our part.
I don't want to give any of the story away--you want to see Gilstrap get all pouty? Just give away story details before the book comes out--but I'm pleased to tell you that Gail Bonneville and I are trying to patch things together again. She helped me a lot in the Final Target op. In fact, real soon, we're going to take a vacation together to a private island I heard about. I think we're both looking forward to a relaxing, violence-free vacation.
I could use one. Till next time, please keep reading!