Last Bridge to Baghdad by Jacques Evans
Series: Caisson Canada, Book 3.
Approx. 23,180 words.
Published on April 30, 2012.
During the Gulf War an Iraqi captain incurs a lifetime hatred for the West. In possession of a pistol, issued to SOCOM, he leaves Iraq and begins a career as a hit man for a drug cartel. After the captain threatens the cartel's accountant, he realizes his mistake and leaves before he feels the cartel's wrath. When he arrives in Pakistan, he joins al-Qaeda and SOCOM joins the hunt for the captain.