DAN ROY

 
Full Name: Dan Roy
Nationality: American
Organization: Intercept
Occupation Agent

Creator: Mick Bose
Time Span: 2016 - 2019
ABOUT THE SERIES

       Dan Roy is an agent with Intercept.
       At least he is during the novella-length first recorded adventure we have of him. At that time he was 34 years old and had recently finished nearly a decade in the U.S. military including the last five years with the elite Delta Force. He had enjoyed greatly his time in the Service and missed the comradery and the friendships he had acquired in Delta. But then Intercept had tapped him on the shoulder and offered even more action, more danger, more challenges.
       Intercept is described as "an organization with an executive arm that went straight to the highest echelons of power in Capitol Hill. An organization that was used when all else had failed, and a mission needed to be accomplished with the minimum of fuss. That meant not getting caught. If he did get caught, then being captured and questioned was not an option. Silence was forever guaranteed. If that guarantee was not kept by Intercept operatives, then it would be enforced."
       While Roy missed being part of a cohesive team like Delta, he did not miss the seemingly endless political games the swirled around him. In Intercept he found life quite a bit different. As he saw it, in Intercept, "he was given a problem and he had to eliminate it. No questions asked, no answers given...The thrill of the fight was the reason why he had become a war-fighter. With Intercept he was able to take that life to a new level."
       At least up to the day that he couldn't any more. During his time with Intercept he had proven himself to be their top agent and his kills "became the stuff of legend" but it came with a cost that he had only recently noticed. His soul was heavy from the constant war and "the ravages of combat [were] like claw marks on the mind." Inside he knew he was ready for a change and he got it when he refused to complete a mission.
       The location was Yemen. The mission was laying claymore mines to take out a school bus being used by Al-Shabab to transport their terrorists. He had placed the explosives and was lying in wait, watching with binoculars the vehicle approach. He then noticed the occupants were not men out to kill but children heading to class. In his ear he heard the demands of HQ to take out the bus but all he could focus on were the eyes of one young boy and the bus went past unscathed. And Dan Roy was through with Intercept.
       Except he wouldn't be. He quit. They let him go. He was out and would never be allowed back in. But that didn't mean he would be pulled in. When one is as good as Roy, life never leaves you alone.

BOOKS

Number of Books:9
First Appearance:2017
Last Appearance:2019

1 Hidden Agenda Hidden Agenda
Written by Mick Bose
Copyright: 2017

With exhaustion of both body and soul, Dan Roy has stepped away from his life as a Black Ops operative and moved to London. Though he wanted to leave the action behind him, it would not go away and when an old acquaintance calls upon him to head to Afghanistan for 'just one more mission' he agreed. But then he was betrayed and now he wanted revenge.

2 Dark Water Dark Water
Written by Mick Bose
Copyright: 2017

He was supposed to be free to do whatever he wanted. That's when Dan Roy sees a woman kidnapped and knows he has to step in, a move that will throw him into a global plot to cripple America. The plan involves something in the waters off the Eastern Seaboard.

3 The Tonkin Protocol The Tonkin Protocol
Written by Mick Bose
Copyright: 2017

In Southeast Asia backpacking to clear his head, Dan Roy is looking for nothing in the way of excitement but Kimberly Smith, a CIA agent, finds it for both of them when she is ambushed and barely survives thanks to Roy. She is looking for a missing agent and now Roy is in on the hunt.

4 Shanghai Tang Shanghai Tang
Written by Mick Bose
Copyright: 2017

Wanting a reprieve from violence, Dan Roy found a strange way of trying; he is a rising star in the blood fight game called Kumite in Hong Kong. Then he gets a plea for help from Kimberly Smith and he knows he has to return to the States to assist her. The trouble Smith has gotten into reaches to the White House.

5 Scorpion Rising Scorpion Rising
Written by Mick Bose
Copyright: 2017

"Hell has no fury like an assassin scorned." The assassin was legendary. She killed in silence using a needle. She was called Scorpion for that reason. Now she has been betrayed and wants revenge. Unfortunately the one person who might stand in her way is Dan Roy, the only one who has ever seen what she looked like and lived.

6 Deep Deception Deep Deception
Written by Mick Bose
Copyright: 2018

The plot started in the Kremlin but was unleashed in the jungles of Veracruz. A Mexican politician who is pro-US is publicly killed and that is just the start. Dan Roy, held in a prison down there, knows to get justice, he has to get free first.

7 Scorpion Down Scorpion Down
Written by Mick Bose
Copyright: 2018

"They tortured her. Left her for her dead. That was their first mistake. But they didn't know what she was fighting for. That was their second mistake. The Scorpion doesn't give a third chance."

8 Code Zero Code Zero
Written by Mick Bose
Copyright: 2018

"This code will reduce the world to ground zero...Only four people know the code. Two are terrorists. One is a dead spy. The fourth one is Dan Roy."

9 Scorpion Sting Scorpion Sting
Written by Mick Bose
Copyright: 2019

"The First Lady is missing, but no one has noticed.
The White House has a secret that only Dan Roy knows.
So does a foreign power, and they will use it to bring America to its knees."

NOVELLAS AND SHORT STORIES

Number of Stories:1
First Appearance:2016
Last Appearance:2016

1 Hellfire Hellfire
Written by Mick Bose
Copyright: 2016

A prequel to the first book, Dan Roy is sent into a compound in Afghanistan where a CIA team is trapped. The chances of getting in are slim. The odds of getting out are next to zero.

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