The Killing Games
Terrorist Henry Miller, trained and funded by the KGB, led a small team into Los Angeles prior to the Olympic Games in 1984. The team’s assignment: to turn the entire Coliseum into a bomb and detonate it during the opening ceremonies.
In the spring of 1984, approximately 2,000 terrorists, including Miller’s team, arrived in Los Angeles. Almost all 2,000 were eliminated, and hit teams comprised of Green Berets and Navy SEALs quietly executed the remaining few terrorists with only two loose ends: Henry Miller escaped and during his escape, he killed an elderly woman. The one man called on to hunt down the last terrorist and halt the bomb was Major “Mac” Wallace.
The widower of Miller’s elderly victim hired a private investigator, Linda Hamilton, to locate Miller and serve him with a summons and complaint for the wrongful death of his wife, throwing an unsuspecting Hamilton into a terrorist and CIA web. The CIA, afraid Major Wallace would tell what he knew about the deaths of the terrorists, sent an agent, Clarence Phillips, to kill the major, and then the CIA secretly dispatched another hit team to eliminate any residual traces of terrorism, including Phillips, Mac and Linda.
The hunters soon become the hunted. As the clock runs down on the impending slaughter at the Olympics, there ensues a frenzy of intrigues, lusty encounters and plot twists of kidnappings, murders and adventures that pulsate toward an explosive showdown. This novel is an adult thriller, which means that if it were a movie, the action would be R-rated and its passion and sex would be X-rated.
World terrorism is a tragic and terrible fact of modern life. Currently, there are hundreds and hundreds of recognized terrorist groups throughout the world and, unfortunately, the United States lays claim to over 30 of them. By way of comparison, Palestine has about 45 groups while the United Kingdom has fewer than a dozen, most of which were in Northern Ireland. With the recent eruption of the Muslim fundamentalist’s terrorist attacks, terrorism has become a deadly problem of unknown and unbelievable proportions.
Recent history has shown that the Olympic Games provide an attractive target for terrorists. Prior to the 1984 Games in Los Angeles, California, the now deceased Yassir Arafat, who was the leader of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), publicly stated: “America has opened a can of worms and I intend to see to it that every worm gets out.” In 1982 a briefcase was found outside the office of a police captain in the Los Angeles Police Department’s headquarters. The bomb squad discovered an unwired bomb and a note. The note was signed by Carlos Ramirez and stated that he would be in Los Angeles during the Olympics in 1984. Carlos Ramirez, codenamed “Jackal,” is the founder of the Popular Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and, until his capture, one very dangerous man.
Backtrack Unlimited, Co., world renowned executive protection specialists at the time had confirmed through confidential sources that there were in excess of 200 terrorist groups in staging areas in Mexico and Canada waiting to move into their launching areas in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Their target: the XXIII Olympiad.
Ms. Claire Sterling, author of The Terror Network, discovered through her own sources that at least 200 terrorist groups intended to attack the Olympics. She made a public announcement to this effect in the spring of 1984.
Yet, nothing happened. Could these two independent sources both have been so wrong?
Three major reasons for the absence of terrorist activity at the Olympic Games seem to have come to the forefront. The first reason is the Israeli attack upon the PLO in Beirut, Lebanon. It is said that this attack upset the PLO’s timetable, disrupted its communications, and most of all created a leadership crisis that was still unresolved by the time of the Games. All of this was true.
The second reason usually given is that the security at the Games was the most stringent ever . . . Moscow 1980 notwithstanding. Security was so tight, in fact, that no one dared attack the Games because failure was a foregone conclusion.
The final reason offered is that international terrorism was a figment of the imaginations of journalists and militarists, when in fact there was no such international threat. It was agreed that terrorism was indigenous to some parts of the world, but not organized on an international basis.
As good as these reasons may appear on the surface, close scrutiny tells a different story. An Israeli attack on the PLO, no matter how devastating, would not affect the hundreds of terrorist groups in other parts of the world, nor would it scare them off. Why didn’t they attack? Prior to the Games the Armenians were already murdering Turkish diplomats on the streets of Los Angeles. Where were they during the Games?
As tight as the Olympic security was, many events were held over miles of city streets that were impossible to completely protect. Another problem area: the athletes were not housed in a single compound as at prior Games but were housed all over the Greater Los Angeles Area.
As to the third possible reason the Games were unmolested, those who wished to believe that terrorism did not exist on an international basis were smug with the thought they would keep that belief until the day they died. They chose to either ignore or rationalize evidence to the contrary because it is simply too devastating a thought to entertain. However, they changed their minds on September 11, 2001.
No one wished to believe that terrorism was highly organized on an international level and fully supported and funded by the Soviet Union, but that was the truth. It was a truth that was almost beyond comprehension and flew in the face of all cries for world peace that echoed out of Moscow. The Soviet Union did not want peace. She wanted world domination and used terrorism as but one tool to achieve that end.
The Soviets did everything possible to guarantee the success of terrorism at the 1984 Olympics, including withdrawing herself and her Iron Curtain satellites from the Games to provide a clear field of fire. All of the nations represented at the Games, with the exception of Rumania, were enemies of the Soviet Union . . . including The People’s Republic of China.
But nothing happened. The 1984 Olympic Games were a model of tranquility and among the most peaceful Games in recent history. Why?
The more popular reasons have already been stated. However, there is another possibility, one that is so monstrous as to be unthinkable. It would be a solution to the problem of terrorist attacks, would keep peace at the Games, would deal a severe blow to all terrorist groups, and would deliver a blood-spattered notice to the Soviet Union that the United States of America was not going to tolerate terrorists or terrorism.
This possibility could only be the nightmare of a madman, and could not have happened.
Certainly, not in America.
And yet, perhaps . . . .