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SAM RAVEN

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Full Name: Sam Raven
Nationality: American
Organization: CIA
Occupation Agent

Creator: Brian Drake
Time Span: 2021 - 2021

ABOUT THE SERIES

       Sam Raven is a hostage rescue expert.
       He had been a CIA operative for a good number of years prior to switching to this new role, hence his membership in this compendium, and he has found in his current occupation that some of the people he goes up against are of the ilk as those he fought while with the Agency.
       He is a freelance operative in that he does not work for any particular organization nor in any particular area of the world. His reputation allows his name to be passed by word of mouth as someone who usually got the job done right. In the years he has been doing this line of work, he has had some failures as would be expected but he has racked up far more wins.
       Rescuing captive people has become an obsession with him. "Raven renewed his vow to make sure he helped as many victims survive as possible. If they didn't, he'd avenge them." The devotion to his work that he possesses comes because "he lived a dichotomy. He could save others, but he hadn't been able to save those closest to him. His crusade against predators in all forms was his way at atonement. The massive debt was too large to ever repay. He'd be fighting till the end."
       That self-imposed debt dates from a few years back when he was a member of a 5-person team of CIA operatives working in Afghanistan fighting the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. One mission went horribly wrong and the team found itself captured and imprisoned in a cave in the mountains, barely surviving while "he and Vic and Billy and Carlos had been tortured, and Mara raped".
       The Mara Cole in this instance was a fellow agent that Raven was especially close to. At least until the capture and the horrific abuse she endured. The trauma caused the team to disband after their escape and go their separate ways, none of them remaining with the Agency. The loss of that relationship with her played extra hard on his mind.
       So now Raven fights his demons of guilt from that failed mission and what happened to him and his team by trying to keep such horrible things happening to other people. He no longer works for the CIA per se, though he has done a few jobs for them on a straight one-time contract basis. Still he does know who to call back at Langley if the need arises, if he can remember the right passcode.

BOOKS

Number of Books:2
First Appearance:2021
Last Appearance:2021

1 Terminal Memory Terminal Memory
Written by Brian Drake
Copyright: 2021

Three years before, five members of a CIA special operations team in Afghanistan had been captured and put through hell but they had survived and escaped and returned to the 'real world'. Now three of them have been individually hunted down and murdered. Sam Raven and his former love, Mara Cole, are the only ones left and Raven is certain they are targeted next. Reuniting, they know to make it out alive they have to take the fight to the enemy, whoever that really is.
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2 Wicked City Wicked City
Written by Brian Drake
Copyright: 2021

Sam Raven is in San Francisco where he is able to stop a mob hit on an SFPD Inspector named Kayla Blaine. Having organized crime after her was bad enough but it looked like some of her own people wanted in on the action. The only way to survive was to take the fight to the enemy.
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