DJ Power Pens Compelling Story Following Marine Working for CIA

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New book ‘Tears of an Assassin’ depicts decisions, choices made during Vietnam Era, Cold War America

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No matter what someone is taught to believe, there are times in your life that you must decide between faith and duty

In his new fictional novel, “Tears of an Assassin” (published by Xlibris), DJ Power crafts a riveting story about a young man joining the Marine Corps and achieving a goal no else has ever done. He is later assigned by the CIA to do “missions” that he morally has problems with, affecting his religious upbringing and his past.

Readers follow Jim Coleman, a young man without any clue on what to do with his life. On a whim, he decides to join the U.S. Marine Corps in 1962 and makes history by shooting perfect at Parris Island becoming the only Marine ever to accomplish this feat. Little does he know that this achievement will unknowingly change his life forever.

He later meets U.S. Naval Officer, Commander Forrest Damon, who is the military liaison with the CIA in Washington who rewards Jim with a classified new opportunity based on his skill as a marksman. Jim’s world changes as he goes on temporary duty with the CIA, joining the most elite section only known by the most powerful and influential men in the government.

Not knowing what the CIA has in mind for him, he is sent on location in some of the hottest flashpoints of the turbulent 1960s. From Southeast Asia to the Caribbean as well as being surrounded by the underworld in the Deep South, Jim finds himself at an internal struggle with his personal faith and the commitment to his work. Readers follow as Jim tries to fight his demons, but this task becomes more difficult as every assignment drives him farther away from the man that he once was and closer to a man who he no longer recognizes.

“No matter what someone is taught to believe, there are times in your life that you must decide between faith and duty,” author Power points out. Action-fueled, insightful and stirring, this is a story that reveals the crushing gravity of making such decisions.

“Tears of an Assassin”
By DJ Power
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 338 pages | ISBN 9781503561816
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 338 pages | ISBN 9781503561823
E-Book | 338 pages | ISBN 9781503561830
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
DJ Power was born in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts in 1943. He has held many titles throughout his life: businessman, entrepreneur, husband, father, grandfather and most importantly United States Marine. Power joined the Marines in 1963 and was on active duty for six years. He proudly served his country with two years of duty in South Vietnam. Currently, he is living in Southern California with his wife of 45 years.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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