Piracy is a big and bloody business in the south Pacific as cutthroats with speedboats and machine guns hit anything that floats. A vacationing American couple with connections in high places is being held for ransomthe latest in a long list of victims. "No compromise" is the official U.S. policy. Unofficially there's Mack Bolan. Facing tremendous odds and on unfamiliar turf, Bolan's mission is to find the couple and extricate them from captivityif they are still alive. But first he has to reckon with the region's most notorious and brutal pirate, Sun Meong Lee. If the hostages are dead, Bolan will deliver the kind of blood justice the international courts are unwilling to dispense. For those who profit from death and suffering, the Executioner promises nothing less.