Christian Daguerre is a freelance investigative reporter.
Understandably nicknamed Dagger, he is at first conned and then willingly begins to work for the wealthy news magnate, Hannibal S. Kydd. This multimillionaire, dubbed Captain Kydd, has learned that coupling a vendetta against would-be terrorists around the world and first-hand reporting on the events makes for good ratings as well as a do-good feeling.
Dagger is a well-honed reporter who has traveled all about the world, including tours with American soldiers in Vietnam. He is an award-winning writer who knows how to handle himself, which is good as his adventures get him into considerable number of messes. On assignments during Vietnam, he was thrown out of the country twice for reporting things the authoritied didn't want revealed and yet still found a way to sneak back in. He parachuted into enemy territory for a scoop, including a night drop along the DMZ. In the task he had before the first recorded adventure, he had, to report on Cubans intent on taking back their homeland, trained with them in Florida, perfecting his abilities with weapons and stealth.
He is included in this compendium because his part-time employer, Kydd, has instituted a crusade against international terrorists and drafted his prize reporter for service in that endeavor. Furthermore, Dagger, to stay alive, does a lot more fighting the terrorists than he does reporting on them.
This series is another in the impressive line of action/adventure series that Gold Eagle put out, along with the Executioner line. The author, Ray Obstfeld, even drafted several novels in that series. Apparently, however, this one did not catch on as it only lasted two missions.