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The Robert Young Pelton and Billy Tucci Graphic Novel

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Based on journalist Pelton’s Licensed to Kill: Hired Guns in the War on Terror, about the role of security contractors in the “war on terror,” this graphic novel comes as something of a surprise. Instead of the expected action-figure heroics and G.I. Joe pyrotechnics in a Middle Eastern setting, the story focuses on a disparate group of hardened military contractors who make the daily eight-minute security run down an extremely dangerous stretch of road that runs between the Baghdad International Airport and the Green Zone in the heart of the city. While their heavily armored vehicle provides some protection against the sniping and rocket-propelled grenades of local insurgents, the men remain tense and wary, as every passing second could be their last. While that’s a prime setup for endless scenes of action-movie carnage, the narrative instead focuses on the men as professionals and what makes them put their lives on the line for a daily payout of around $600. It’s that spotlight on the humanity of the contractors that makes this an engaging read, and artist Tucci (Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion) turns in understated, realistic artwork that is among the finest of his career. While the role of contractors in the Iraq conflict is controversial, this gives it a human face. (Jan.) – PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

“It took weeks and several shared near-death experiences on the bomb-blasted Route Irish for T-Boy-a surprisingly gentle soul-to open up to Pelton. And the story he told was heart-breaking” – WAR IS BORING “At a time when comics are still dominated by busty babes, zombies and superheroes wearing tights, Pelton and Tucci’s gritty, journalistic portrayal of America’s fighters-for-hire is a profound departure… exciting, funny and simply gorgeous to look at.” – WIRED MAGAZINE

 RYP’s first novel

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In Robert Young Pelton’s first work of fiction a young boy survives a disastrous canoe trip and learns how to survive in the wilderness of coastal British Columbia. The gripping adventure is based on events and characters in Pelton’s youth and is as gripping as any classic survival tale written by a master of survival should be.

Come Back Alive now as a ebook!

Come Back Alive eBook


ome Back Alive is the indispensable and witty guide to avoiding nasty situations, whether on a business trip, an adventure vacation, or a weekend hike. In this book, the author of the classic travel annual The World’s Most Dangerous Places, Robert Young Pelton–”Dangerman” (Toronto Globe & Mail); “tourist with an attitude” (Outside magazine); “the patron saint of adventure travelers” (ZineZone. com)–reveals the secrets that have kept him alive and laughing:

in the desert: finding water where it ain’t, dehydration and rehydration, copping a nuclear tan in the jungle: trekking, camping, jungle tucker, what to do when there’s no bridge in the woods: when you’re tentless and clueless, when dinner’s still mobile in the snow: dressing for excess; building a snow cave, what to do when someone’s going hypo on the road: surviving adventure travel, from mild to wild when assaulted: passive self-defense, active self-defense, better ideas in self-defense when kidnapped: how to avoid it, how to survive it during natural disasters: hurricanes, avalanches, lightning, earthquakes, and more! when facing nasty animals: animals that bite you, eat you, sting you, and what to do when Bambi strikes back

You will also learn strategies for adventure travel, urban areas, war zones, terrorism, crime spots, and even the dangers of your own house–the place you’re most likely to get into trouble.

Whether you are young or old, man or woman, going on a business trip, a ski weekend, an African safari, or just to the corner store, Come Back Alive gives you the comprehensive and fascinating advice you’ll need to protect yourself. No matter where you’re going, what you’re doing, or how dangerous you want to get, Come Back Alive is essential to your safe and stylish return.

Note: This is a downloadable e-book.

Three stories from a world gone mad:

Hunter Hammer Heaven ebook


Three stories of small wars.An eco war in the South Pacific. A war fueled by diamonds in West Africa and a terrifying trip into the heart of the one of the most violent wars on the 20th century. Pelton meets a South African mercenary in Sierra Leone who thinks he can save the country… with fish, a reclusive rebel leader who lives atop a misty volcano. A leader of a rebel group who swears he will kill any white man that steps on his island and a crazed American jihadi who wants to die fighting the Russians in Grozny but only if Pelton will come with him.

Note: This is a downloadable e-book.


The Adventurist Paperback

The Adventurist eBook


The Adventurist is one man’s story, a story that will change the way you think about travel, survival, where you have been, and where you are going.

Enter the world of Robert Young Pelton (if you dare), adventurer extraordinaire, author of Come Back Alive and The World’s Most Dangerous Places (required reading at the CIA), and host of his TV series, Robert Young Pelton’s The World’s Most Dangerous Places.

A breakneck autobiography, The Adventurist blasts across six continents and spans four decades of hard-core living with its dispatches of mayhem, adventure in exotic locales, survival against formidable odds, memories of the pivotal events, and memorable portraits of the people that have shaped Pelton’s obsessive spirit.

Be shelled with the Talibs on the front lines of Afghanistan; hang out with hit men and rebels in the Philippines; survive a plane crash in Borneo; narrowly escape a terrorist bombing in Africa; dance with headhunters in Sarawak; crew with pirates in the Sulu Sea; explore the events that led Pelton to his unusual calling (including how he honed his survival skills at “the toughest boys’ school in North America”); and, perhaps most important, discover Pelton’s secret mission–to understand the hearts and minds of the people he meets.

The Adventurist is a real book about the real world, an inspirational read that takes you places you might never willingly go.

Licensed to Kill eBook

Licensed to Kill Paperback



Robert Young Pelton first became aware of the phenomenon of hired guns in the War on Terror when he met a covert team of contractors on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border in the fall of 2003. Pelton soon embarked on a globe-spanning odyssey to penetrate and understand this shadowy world, ultimately delivering stunning insights into the way private soldiers are used.

Enter a blood-soaked world of South African mercenaries and tribal fighters backed by ruthless financiers. Drop into Baghdad’s Green Zone, strap on body armor, and take a daily high-speed ride with a doomed crew of security contractors who dodge car bombs and snipers just to get their charges to the airport. Share a drink in a chic hotel bar with wealthy owners of private armies who debate the best way to stay alive in war zones.

Licensed to Kill spans four continents and three years, taking us inside the CIA’s dirty wars; the brutal contractor murders in Fallujah and the Alamo-like sieges in Najaf and Al Kut; the Deep South contractor training camps where ex–Special Operations soldiers and even small town cops learn the ropes; the contractor conventions where macho attendees swap bullet-punctuated tales and discuss upcoming gigs; and the grim Central African prison where contractors turned failed mercenaries pay a steep price.

The United States has encouraged the use of the private sector in all facets of the War on Terror, placing contractors outside the bounds of functional legal constraints. With the shocking clarity that can come only from firsthand observation, Licensed to Kill painstakingly deconstructs the most controversial events and introduces the pivotal players. Most disturbingly, it shows that there are indeed thousands of contractors—with hundreds more being produced every month—who’ve been given a license to kill, their services available to the highest bidder.


The World’s Most Dangerous Places - Paperback



Robert Young Pelton, a professional adventurer, and his team of international war correspondents have updated this indispensable handbook for the intrepid adventurer– a “how-to” in getting in and out of the world′s hot spots.

We are living in a dangerous world, and now more than ever people want to know what is going on where (and why). Featuring 25 countries, The World′s Most Dangerous Places, 5th Edition offers a brief up-to-the-minute history of each nation, provides tips on how to get in, out and around safely, and uncovers their dangers, from diseases, land mines, and kidnapping to mercenaries and militias. Completely revised, this edition has a number of countries who have been added to the hot list.

With firsthand accounts of breathtaking adventure in each country, the book also provides the latest indispensable information on contacts for nongovernmental and rescue organizations, environmental groups, political activists, training schools in outdoor survival, commando techniques, and other potentially life-saving advic










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