The Executioner by Don Pendleton
The Executioner is a series of action-adventure novels created by American author Don Pendleton. The main character is Mack Bolan, an Army sniper who served in the Army for 12 years. Bolan was a weapons specialist and a skilled armourer and racked up 97 kills in Vietnam. The series has multiple spin-off series, including Phoenix Force, Mack Bolan (aka SuperBolan), Stony Man and more.

Don Pendleton began his Executioner series in 1969 with the novel War Against the Mafia. Including its spin-offs, the series has over 700 novels and counting and have sold over 200 million copies. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Don Pendleton’s Executioner books in order of when they were originally released (which is also their chronological order):

Publication Order of The Executioner Books

(By: Don Pendleton, Mike McQuay, Dan Schmidt, Saul Wernick)

War Against the Mafia(1969)Description / Buy at
Death Squad(1969)Description / Buy at
Battle Mask(1970)Description / Buy at
Miami Massacre(1970)Description / Buy at
Continental Contract(1971)Description / Buy at
Assault on Soho(1971)Description / Buy at
Nightmare in New York(1971)Description / Buy at
Chicago Wipe-Out(1971)Description / Buy at
Vegas Vendetta(1972)Description / Buy at
Caribbean Kill(1972)Description / Buy at
California Hit(1972)Description / Buy at
Boston Blitz(1972)Description / Buy at
Panic in Philly(1973)Description / Buy at
Sicilian Slaughter(1973)Description / Buy at
Washington I.O.U.(1973)Description / Buy at
San Diego Siege(1973)Description / Buy at
Jersey Guns(1974)Description / Buy at
Texas Storm(1974)Description / Buy at
Detroit Deathwatch(1974)Description / Buy at
New Orleans Knockout(1974)Description / Buy at
Firebase Seattle(1975)Description / Buy at
Hawaiian Hellground(1975)Description / Buy at
St. Louis Showdown(1975)Description / Buy at
Canadian Crisis(1975)Description / Buy at
Colorado Kill-Zone(1976)Description / Buy at
Acapulco Rampage(1976)Description / Buy at
Dixie Convoy(1976)Description / Buy at
Savage Fire(1977)Description / Buy at
Command Strike(1977)Description / Buy at
Cleveland Pipeline(1977)Description / Buy at
Arizona Ambush(1977)Description / Buy at
Tennessee Smash(1978)Description / Buy at
Monday's Mob(1978)Description / Buy at
Terrible Tuesday(1979)Description / Buy at
Wednesday's Wrath(1979)Description / Buy at
Thermal Thursday(1979)Description / Buy at
Friday's Feast(1979)Description / Buy at
Satan's Sabbath(1980)Description / Buy at
The New War(1981)Description / Buy at
Tower of Terror(1982)Description / Buy at
The Violent Streets(1982)Description / Buy at
Double Crossfire(1982)Description / Buy at
Iranian Hit(1982)Description / Buy at
Return to Vietnam(1982)Description / Buy at
Terrorist Summit(1982)Description / Buy at
Paramilitary Plot(1982)Description / Buy at
Bloodsport(1982)Description / Buy at
Renegade Agent(1982)Description / Buy at
The Libya Connection(1982)Description / Buy at
Doomsday Disciples(1982)Description / Buy at
Vulture's Vengeance(1983)Description / Buy at
Tuscany Terror(1983)Description / Buy at
Mountain Rampage(1983)Description / Buy at
Paradine's Gauntlet(1983)Description / Buy at
Island Deathtrap(1983)Description / Buy at
Flesh Wounds(1983)Description / Buy at
Ambush on Blood River(1983)Description / Buy at
Crude Kill(1983)Description / Buy at
Sold for Slaughter(1983)Description / Buy at
Tiger War(1983)Description / Buy at
Day of Mourning(1984)Description / Buy at
The New War Book(1984)Description / Buy at
Dead Man Running(1984)Description / Buy at
Cambodia Clash(1984)Description / Buy at
Orbiting Omega(1984)Description / Buy at
Beirut Payback(1984)Description / Buy at
Prairie Fire(1984)Description / Buy at
Skysweeper(1984)Description / Buy at
Ice Cold Kill(1984)Description / Buy at
Blood Dues(1984)Description / Buy at
Hellbinder(1984)Description / Buy at
Appointment In Kabul(1984)Description / Buy at
Savannah Swingsaw(1985)Description / Buy at
The Bone Yard(1985)Description / Buy at
Teheran Wipeout(1985)Description / Buy at
Hollywood Hell(1985)Description / Buy at
Death Games(1985)Description / Buy at
Council of Kings(1985)Description / Buy at
Running Hot(1985)Description / Buy at
Shock Waves(1985)Description / Buy at
Hammerhead Reef(1985)Description / Buy at
Missouri Deathwatch(1985)Description / Buy at
Fastburn(1985)Description / Buy at
Sunscream(1985)Description / Buy at
Hell's Gate(1986)Description / Buy at
Hellfire Crusade(1986)Description / Buy at
Baltimore Trackdown(1986)Description / Buy at
Defenders And Believers(1986)Description / Buy at
Blood Heat Zero(1986)Description / Buy at
The Trial(1986)Description / Buy at
Moscow Massacre(1986)Description / Buy at
The Fire Eaters(1986)Description / Buy at
Save The Children(1986)Description / Buy at
Blood and Thunder(1986)Description / Buy at
Death Has a Name(1986)Description / Buy at
Meltdown(1986)Description / Buy at
Black Dice(1987)Description / Buy at
Code of Dishonor(1987)Description / Buy at
Blood Testament(1987)Description / Buy at
Eternal Triangle(1987)Description / Buy at
Split Image(1987)Description / Buy at
Assault on Rome(1987)Description / Buy at
Devil's Horn(1987)Description / Buy at
Countdown to Chaos(1987)Description / Buy at
Run to Ground(1987)Description / Buy at
American Nightmare(1987)Description / Buy at
Time to Kill(1987)Description / Buy at
Hong Kong Hit List(1987)Description / Buy at
Trojan Horse(1988)Description / Buy at
The Fiery Cross(1988)Description / Buy at
Blood of the Lion(1988)Description / Buy at
Vietnam Fallout(1988)Description / Buy at
Cold Judgment(1988)Description / Buy at
Circle of Steel(1988)Description / Buy at
The Killing Urge(1988)Description / Buy at
Vendetta in Venice(1988)Description / Buy at
Warrior's Revenge(1988)Description / Buy at
Line of Fire(1988)Description / Buy at
Border Sweep(1988)Description / Buy at
Twisted Path(1988)Description / Buy at
Desert Strike(1988)Description / Buy at
War Born(1988)Description / Buy at
Night Kill(1989)Description / Buy at
Dead Man's Tale(1989)Description / Buy at
Death Wind(1989)Description / Buy at
Kill Zone(1989)Description / Buy at
Sudan Slaughter(1989)Description / Buy at
Haitian Hit(1989)Description / Buy at
Dead Line(1989)Description / Buy at
Ice Wolf(1989)Description / Buy at
The Big Kill(1989)Description / Buy at
Blood Run(1989)Description / Buy at
White Line War(1990)Description / Buy at
Devil Force(1990)Description / Buy at
Down And Dirty(1990)Description / Buy at
Battle Lines(1990)Description / Buy at
Kill Trap(1990)Description / Buy at
Cutting Edge(1990)Description / Buy at
Wild Card(1990)Description / Buy at
Direct Hit(1990)Description / Buy at
Fatal Error(1990)Description / Buy at
Helldust Cruise(1990)Description / Buy at
Whipsaw(1990)Description / Buy at
Chicago Payoff(1990)Description / Buy at
Payback Game(1991)Description / Buy at
Deep and Swift(1991)Description / Buy at
Blood Rules(1991)Description / Buy at
Deadly Tactics(1991)Description / Buy at
Death Load(1991)Description / Buy at
Message to Medellin(1991)Description / Buy at
Combat Stretch(1991)Description / Buy at
Firebase Florida(1991)Description / Buy at
Night Hit(1991)Description / Buy at
Hawaiian Heat(1991)Description / Buy at
Phantom Force(1991)Description / Buy at
Cayman Strike(1991)Description / Buy at
Firing Line(1992)Description / Buy at
Steel And Flame(1992)Description / Buy at
Storm Warning(1992)Description / Buy at
Eye Of The Storm(1992)Description / Buy at
Colors of Hell(1992)Description / Buy at
Warrior's Edge(1992)Description / Buy at
Death Trail(1992)Description / Buy at
Fire Sweep(1992)Description / Buy at
Assassin's Creed(1992)Description / Buy at
Double Action(1992)Description / Buy at
Blood Price(1992)Description / Buy at
White Heat(1993)Description / Buy at
Baja Blitz(1993)Description / Buy at
Deadly Force(1993)Description / Buy at
Fast Strike(1993)Description / Buy at
Capitol Hit(1993)Description / Buy at
Battle Plan(1993)Description / Buy at
Battle Ground(1993)Description / Buy at
Ransom Run(1993)Description / Buy at
Evil Code(1993)Description / Buy at
Black Hand(1993)Description / Buy at
War Hammer(1993)Description / Buy at
Force Down(1993)Description / Buy at
Shifting Target(1993)Description / Buy at
Lethal Agent(1994)Description / Buy at
Clean Sweep(1994)Description / Buy at
Death Warrant(1994)Description / Buy at
Sudden Fury(1994)Description / Buy at
Fire Burst(1994)Description / Buy at
Cleansing Flame(1994)Description / Buy at
War Paint(1994)Description / Buy at
Wellfire(1994)Description / Buy at
Killing Range(1994)Description / Buy at
Extreme Force(1994)Description / Buy at
Maximum Impact(1994)Description / Buy at
Hostile Action(1994)Description / Buy at
Deadly Contest(1995)Description / Buy at
Select Fire(1995)Description / Buy at
Triburst(1995)Description / Buy at
Armed Force(1995)Description / Buy at
Shoot Down(1995)Description / Buy at
Rogue Agent(1995)Description / Buy at
Crisis Point(1995)Description / Buy at
Prime Target(1995)Description / Buy at
Combat Zone(1995)Description / Buy at
Hard Contact(1995)Description / Buy at
Rescue Run(1995)Description / Buy at
Hell Road(1995)Description / Buy at
Freedom Strike(1996)Description / Buy at
Hunting Cry(1996)Description / Buy at
Death Whisper(1996)Description / Buy at
Asian Crucible(1996)Description / Buy at
Fire Lash(1996)Description / Buy at
Steel Claws(1996)Description / Buy at
Ride the Beast(1996)Description / Buy at
Blood Harvest(1996)Description / Buy at
Fission Fury(1996)Description / Buy at
Fire Hammer(1996)Description / Buy at
Death Force(1996)Description / Buy at
Fight or Die(1996)Description / Buy at
End Game(1997)Description / Buy at
Terror Intent(1997)Description / Buy at
Tiger Stalk(1997)Description / Buy at
Blood and Fire(1997)Description / Buy at
Patriot Gambit(1997)Description / Buy at
Hour of Conflict(1997)Description / Buy at
Call to Arms(1997)Description / Buy at
Body Armor(1997)Description / Buy at
Red Horse(1997)Description / Buy at
Blood Circle(1997)Description / Buy at
Terminal Option(1997)Description / Buy at
Zero Tolerance(1997)Description / Buy at
Deep Attack(1998)Description / Buy at
Slaughter Squad(1998)Description / Buy at
Jackal Hunt(1998)Description / Buy at
Target Command(1998)Description / Buy at
Tough Justice(1998)Description / Buy at
Plague Wind(1998)Description / Buy at
Vengeance Rising(1998)Description / Buy at
Hellfire Trigger(1998)Description / Buy at
Crimson Tide(1998)Description / Buy at
Hostile Proximity(1998)Description / Buy at
Devil's Guard(1998)Description / Buy at
Evil Reborn(1998)Description / Buy at
Doomsday Conspiracy(1999)Description / Buy at
Assault Reflex(1999)Description / Buy at
Judas Kill(1999)Description / Buy at
Virtual Destruction(1999)Description / Buy at
Blood Of The Earth(1999)Description / Buy at
Black Dawn Rising(1999)Description / Buy at
Rolling Death(1999)Description / Buy at
Shadow Target(1999)Description / Buy at
Warning Shot(1999)Description / Buy at
Kill Radius(1999)Description / Buy at
Death Line(1999)Description / Buy at
Risk Factor(1999)Description / Buy at
Chill Effect(2000)Description / Buy at
War Bird(2000)Description / Buy at
Point of Impact(2000)Description / Buy at
Precision Play(2000)Description / Buy at
Target Lock(2000)Description / Buy at
Nightfire(2000)Description / Buy at
Dayhunt(2000)Description / Buy at
Dawnkill(2000)Description / Buy at
Trigger Point(2000)Description / Buy at
Skysniper(2000)Description / Buy at
Iron Fist(2000)Description / Buy at
Freedom Force(2000)Description / Buy at
Ultimate Price(2001)Description / Buy at
Invisible Invader(2001)Description / Buy at
Shattered Trust(2001)Description / Buy at
Shifting Shadows(2001)Description / Buy at
Judgment Day(2001)Description / Buy at
Cyberhunt(2001)Description / Buy at
Stealth Striker(2001)Description / Buy at
UFORCE(2001)Description / Buy at
Rogue Target(2001)Description / Buy at
Leviathan(2001)Description / Buy at
Dirty Mission(2001)Description / Buy at
Triple Reverse(2002)Description / Buy at
Fire Wind(2002)Description / Buy at
Fear Rally(2002)Description / Buy at
Blood Stone(2002)Description / Buy at
Jungle Conflict(2002)Description / Buy at
Ring of Retaliation(2002)Description / Buy at
Devil's Army(2002)Description / Buy at
Final Strike(2002)Description / Buy at
Armageddon Exit(2002)Description / Buy at
Rogue Warrior(2002)Description / Buy at
Arctic Blast(2002)Description / Buy at
Vendetta Force(2002)Description / Buy at
Pursued(2003)Description / Buy at
Blood Trade(2003)Description / Buy at
Savage Game(2003)Description / Buy at
Death Merchants(2003)Description / Buy at
Scorpion Rising(2003)Description / Buy at
Hostile Alliance(2003)Description / Buy at
Nuclear Game(2003)Description / Buy at
Deadly Pursuit(2003)Description / Buy at
Final Play(2003)Description / Buy at
Dangerous Encounter(2003)Description / Buy at
Warrior's Requiem(2003)Description / Buy at
Blast Radius(2003)Description / Buy at
Shadow Search(2004)Description / Buy at
Sea of Terror(2004)Description / Buy at
Soviet Specter(2004)Description / Buy at
Point Position(2004)Description / Buy at
Into the Fire(2004)Description / Buy at
Flames of Fury(2004)Description / Buy at
Killing Heat(2004)Description / Buy at
Night of the Knives(2004)Description / Buy at
Death Gamble(2004)Description / Buy at
Lockdown(2004)Description / Buy at
Lethal Payload(2005)Description / Buy at
Agent of Peril(2005)Description / Buy at
Poison Justice(2005)Description / Buy at
Hour of Judgment(2005)Description / Buy at
Code of Resistance(2005)Description / Buy at
Entry Point(2005)Description / Buy at
Exit Code(2005)Description / Buy at
Suicide Highway(2005)Description / Buy at
Time Bomb(2005)Description / Buy at
Soft Target(2005)Description / Buy at
Terminal Zone(2005)Description / Buy at
Edge of Hell(2005)Description / Buy at
Blood Tide(2006)Description / Buy at
Serpent's Lair(2006)Description / Buy at
Triangle of Terror(2006)Description / Buy at
Hostile Crossing(2006)Description / Buy at
Dual Action(2006)Description / Buy at
Assault Force(2006)Description / Buy at
Slaughter House(2006)Description / Buy at
Aftershock(2006)Description / Buy at
Jungle Justice(2006)Description / Buy at
Blood Vector(2006)Description / Buy at
Homeland Terror(2006)Description / Buy at
Tropic Blast(2006)Description / Buy at
Nuclear Reaction(2007)Description / Buy at
Deadly Contact(2007)Description / Buy at
Splinter Cell(2007)Description / Buy at
Rebel Force(2007)Description / Buy at
Double Play(2007)Description / Buy at
Border War(2007)Description / Buy at
Primal Law(2007)Description / Buy at
Orange Alert(2007)Description / Buy at
Vigilante Run(2007)Description / Buy at
Dragon's Den(2007)Description / Buy at
Carnage Code(2007)Description / Buy at
Firestorm(2007)Description / Buy at
Volatile Agent(2007)Description / Buy at
Hell Night(2008)Description / Buy at
Killing Trade(2008)Description / Buy at
Black Death Reprise(2008)Description / Buy at
Ambush Force(2008)Description / Buy at
Outback Assault(2008)Description / Buy at
Defense Breach(2008)Description / Buy at
Extreme Justice(2008)Description / Buy at
Blood Toll(2008)Description / Buy at
Mission to Burma(2008)Description / Buy at
Desperate Passage(2008)Description / Buy at
Final Resort(2008)Description / Buy at
Patriot Acts(2008)Description / Buy at
Face of Terror(2009)Description / Buy at
Hostile Odds(2009)Description / Buy at
Collision Course(2009)Description / Buy at
Pele's Fire(2009)Description / Buy at
Loose Cannon(2009)Description / Buy at
Crisis Nation(2009)Description / Buy at
Dangerous Tides(2009)Description / Buy at
Dark Alliance(2009)Description / Buy at
Fire Zone(2009)Description / Buy at
Lethal Compound(2009)Description / Buy at
Code of Honor(2009)Description / Buy at
System Corruption(2009)Description / Buy at
Salvador Strike(2010)Description / Buy at
Frontier Fury(2010)Description / Buy at
Desperate Cargo(2010)Description / Buy at
Death Run(2010)Description / Buy at
Deep Recon(2010)Description / Buy at
Silent Threat(2010)Description / Buy at
Killing Ground(2010)Description / Buy at
Threat Factor(2010)Description / Buy at
Raw Fury(2010)Description / Buy at
Cartel Clash(2010)Description / Buy at
Recovery Force(2010)Description / Buy at
Crucial Intercept(2011)Description / Buy at
Powder Burn(2011)Description / Buy at
Final Coup(2011)Description / Buy at
Deadly Command(2011)Description / Buy at
Toxic Terrain(2011)Description / Buy at
Shadow Hunt(2011)Description / Buy at
Enemy Agents(2011)Description / Buy at
Stand Down(2011)Description / Buy at
Trial by Fire(2011)Description / Buy at
Hazard Zone(2011)Description / Buy at
Fatal Combat(2011)Description / Buy at
Damage Radius(2011)Description / Buy at
Battle Cry(2012)Description / Buy at
Nuclear Storm(2012)Description / Buy at
Blind Justice(2012)Description / Buy at
Jungle Hunt(2012)Description / Buy at
Rebel Trade(2012)Description / Buy at
Line of Honor(2012)Description / Buy at
Final Judgment(2012)Description / Buy at
Lethal Diversion(2012)Description / Buy at
Survival Mission(2012)Description / Buy at
Throw Down(2012)Description / Buy at
Border Offensive(2012)Description / Buy at
Blood Vendetta(2012)Description / Buy at
Hostile Force(2013)Description / Buy at
Cold Fusion(2013)Description / Buy at
Night's Reckoning(2013)Description / Buy at
Double Cross(2013)Description / Buy at
Prison Code(2013)Description / Buy at
Ivory Wave(2013)Description / Buy at
Extraction(2013)Description / Buy at
Rogue Assault(2013)Description / Buy at
Viral Siege(2013)Description / Buy at
Sleeping Dragons(2013)Description / Buy at
Rebel Blast(2013)Description / Buy at
Hard Targets(2013)Description / Buy at
Nigeria Meltdown(2013)Description / Buy at
Breakout(2013)Description / Buy at
Amazon Impunity(2014)Description / Buy at
Patriot Strike(2014)Description / Buy at
Pirate Offensive(2014)Description / Buy at
Pacific Creed(2014)Description / Buy at
Desert Impact(2014)Description / Buy at
Arctic Kill(2014)Description / Buy at
Deadly Salvage(2014)Description / Buy at
Maximum Chaos(2014)Description / Buy at
Slayground(2014)Description / Buy at
Point Blank(2014)Description / Buy at
Savage Deadlock(2015)Description / Buy at
Dragon Key(2015)Description / Buy at
Perilous Cargo(2015)Description / Buy at
Assassin's Tripwire(2015)Description / Buy at
The Cartel Hit(2015)Description / Buy at
Blood Rites(2015)Description / Buy at
Killpath(2015)Description / Buy at
Murder Island(2015)Description / Buy at
Syrian Rescue(2015)Description / Buy at
Uncut Terror(2015)Description / Buy at
Dark Savior(2015)Description / Buy at
Final Assault(2015)Description / Buy at
Kill Squad(2016)Description / Buy at
Missile Intercept(2016)Description / Buy at
Terrorist Dispatch(2016)Description / Buy at
Combat Machines(2016)Description / Buy at
Omega Cult(2017)Description / Buy at
Fatal Prescription(2017)Description / Buy at
Death List(2017)Description / Buy at
Rogue Elements(2017)Description / Buy at
Enemies Within(2018)Description / Buy at
Chicago Vendetta(2018)Description / Buy at
Thunder Down Under(2018)Description / Buy at
Dying Art(2018)Description / Buy at
Killing Kings(2019)Description / Buy at
Stealth Assassin(2019)Description / Buy at
Lethal Vengeance(2019)Description / Buy at
Cold Fury(2019)Description / Buy at
Cyberthreat(2020)Description / Buy at
Righteous Fear(2020)Description / Buy at
Blood Vortex(2020)Description / Buy at

Note: Don Pendleton wrote most of the novels up until 1981, except for the novels Sicilian Slaughter (by Jim Peterson), The New War (by Saul Wernick) and Double Crossfire (by Steven M. Krauzer). After that, the series became a multi-author series.

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Executioner Synopsis: Blood Vendetta is book 409 in Don Pendleton’s Executioner series. When an American hacker hacks a Russian mob boss’ account, thereby revealing a terrorist plot against the United States and making her a target of the Russian mafia. Not only are they after her, but she is terribly outmatched. Now that she can prevent millions of death with this intel, Mack Bolan must find her before the Russians can get to her. But what might be a bit of an issue is that no one knows what she looks like.

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