From Secret Missions to Seething Madness -- New Book Follows a Counter Terrorist Agent Whose Work Led Him to a Mental Breakdown

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BALTIMORE, Sept. 18, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Readers are in for an eye-opening account as Xlibris announces the release of Diary of A Madman, a part-memoir, part-fiction novel by Charlie Davis. It follows a story of a man whose daring undercover work with national security led him to the brink of insanity.

With impressive consistency throughout the story, Davis illuminates the thrilling yet dangerous life of David Robinson, a counter terrorist assassin. With uninteresting years of youth and a broken heart, David decided to join the United States Marine Corp., as the Vietnam War was going on. After enduring years of brutal training and sacrifice, he stood out among the many, and was later chosen as an assassin. He led troops in disabling terrorist cells, helped crack and bring down the biggest military black market in the world, and assassinated certain dignitaries as mandated by his superiors.

After one of his cutthroat assignments, he got injured and was reassigned as an instructor for anti-terrorism. During these times, David began to experience strange things -- he started to hear voices, he could not sleep at night, he became angry in the morning, and he began to fear crowds.

Intensively intriguing and moving, Diary of A Madman is also a tribute for those men and women of the Intelligence community who were not given the proper acknowledgment and appreciation.

This book will be featured in the New York Library Association Regional Book Exhibit in Niagara Falls, NY, from October 15-16, 2009. For more information, log on to

About the Author

Charlie Davis was born in the small town of Radcliffe, VA. He was the youngest of three children. He served in the military and worked for the United States government for more than twenty years. He holds two associates degrees from two separate colleges. Davis likes reading, writing poems, and listening to music. The people he most admires is his father and Jesse Jackson.

                    Diary of A Madman* by Charlie Davis
                      Publication Date: July 14, 2009
           Trade Paperback; $15.99; 56 pages; 978-1-4415-4264-9
            Trade Hardback; $24.99; 56 pages; 978-1-4415-4265-6

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