A WOMAN RECENTLY ASKED HOW I could, in good
conscience, write an instruction book on murder.
"How can you live with yourself if someone
uses what you write to go out and take a human life?" she
I am afraid she was quite offended by my answer.
It is my opinion that the professional hit
man fills a need in society and is, at times, the only alternative
for "personal" justice. Moreover, if my advice and the proven
methods in this book are followed, certainly no one will
Some people would argue that in taking the
life of another after premeditation, you act as God -- judging
and issuing a death sentence. But it is the employer, the
man who pays for the service, whatever his reason might
be, who acts as judge. The hit man is merely the executioner,
an enforcer who carries out the sentence.
There are many, many instances when atrocities
are committed that the law cannot or will not pursue. and
other times when the law does its part but the American
legal system is so poor that real justice is not served.
In those cases, as in cases of personal revenge and retribution,
a man must step outside the law and take matters into his
Since most men are capable of carrying out
their threats and wishes only in their heads, it becomes
necessary for a man of action to step in and do what is
required: a special man for whom life holds no real meaning
and death holds no fear ... A man who faces death as a challenge
and feels the victory every time he walks away the winner.
Some men could not kill under any circumstances.
Other could kill only in self-defense or to protect what
they hold dear. One man learns to kill in times of war and
spends the rest of his lie trying to forget the horror,
while his brother may consider all his wartime efforts a
justifiable part of his past having no effect on his present.
How many times have you shared a few beers
with a group of macho buddies who eventually turned the
subject of conversation form women and sports to that of
guns, ammunition, wars, and the killing?
It seems that almost every man harbors a fantasy
of living the life of Mack Bolan or some other fictional
hero who kills for fun and profit. They dream of living
by their reflexes, of doing whatever is necessary without
regard to moral or legal restrictions. But few have the
courage or knowledge to make that dream a reality.
When the bragging and boasting starts, I just
sit back and smile as one after the other talks of what
he would do, and how he would be., if it weren't for family
obligations, mortgages and corporate jobs.
You might be like my friends -- interested
but unsure, standing on the sidelines afraid to play the
game because you don't know the rules. Within the pages
of this book you will learn one of the most successful methods
of operation used by an independent contractor. You will
follow the procedures of a man who works alone, without
backing of organized crime or on a personal vendetta. Step
by step you will be taken from research to equipment selection
to job preparation to successful job completion. You will
learn where to find employment, how much to charge, and
what you can, and cannot, do with the money you earn.
But deny your urge to skip about, looking
for the "good" parts. Start where any amateur who is serious
about turning profession will start -- at the beginning.
HE SLEEPS WHILE THE PLANE IS in flight, having
learned long ago that few people will try to make conversation
with a sleeping man. At 1:35 PM the stewardess awakens him.
They are about to land.
He enters the terminal and casually strolls
past the embracing couples and reunited families, heading
directly for the men's room. He is just another of the hundreds
of businessmen who arrive at and depart from a major city
airport on any given day.
Safe inside the toilet stall, he locks the
doors and slips out of the business suit he chose to wear
on the trip. From his duffel bag he pulls faded jeans, sweatshirt
and tennis shoes. Hurriedly, he pulls on the clothing. Then,
balancing a small mirror on the back of the toilet, he slips
a stocking cap over his hair to flatten and hide it before
pulling on a shoulder length wig. His neatly folded suit,
shirt and tie fir snugly on top. From a zippered side pocket
he takes a pair of tinted, wire-rimmed glasses and a nondescript
hat. In less than ten minutes, he leaves the men's room
a different man.
At the row of car rental booths in the airport
lobby, a tall hippie in a sweatshirt waits in line to rent
a car. He does not seem to be inconvenienced by the long
lines that are so irritating to the other customers. When
the girl behind the counter finally gets around to him,
he responds affirmatively to her offer to help.
"Yeah, I wanna rent a small car for a few
She take sin his appearance. She has seen
his type many times before and immediately interprets his
use of the word small to mean cheap. She suggests an economy
car that is terrific on gas and comes with unlimited mileage.
He explains that he intends to pay cash for
the use of the car. She tells him that he may do so when
he brings the car back, but a valid driver's license and
major credit card are required identification for security
purposes. From an ordinary looking wallet, he pulls the
necessary identification: a valid North Carolina driver's
license and a major credit card, both in the name of Alfred
With key in hand, he leaves the car rental
booth and goes to claim his baggage. Then he wanders to
the airport news stand to purchase a city map and some reading
Seated in the lobby, he checks the map for
an address he memorized weeks earlier. Folding the map so
he can follow it while driving, he exits to pick up his
Afternoon traffic is moderately heavy on the
interstate. Exits, side streets and intersections are unfamiliar.
He drives carefully and obeys all traffic rules. He does
not want to become involved in any accidents or pick up
any traffic tickets.
Finally, he arrives in the section of town
where he will find the memorized address. he drives slowly
down the street until he has located the apartment complex,
then drives on past so his interest will not be observed.
He continues to scout the neighborhood, checking
streets and consulting the city map he carries for possible
escape routes. He notes that the neighborhood is upper middle
class; neatly kept lawns and sidewalks, with a population
consisting of mostly singles and young families.
Three blocks west of the apartment complex
there is a park which has a small pond. One block east he
finds a large shopping center which has a movie theater
and an adult book store that is open all night.
About a mile away, at the point where he exited
the interstate highway, there are several chain motels and
fast food restaurants. he heads back in that direction and
pulls into a motel parking lot. He jots down the California
license tag number of a car parked near the restaurant entrance.
It is 4:15 PM.
The motel clerk is disinterested and mechanical
in registering him. He fills out the required form in the
name of Sam Wilcox, gives a fictitious address in Los Angeles
and uses the California tag number from the car parked at
the restaurant. The clerk does not ask for further identification.
"I'm a late sleeper. I'd like a room on the
back side -- away from the pool, if you have it," he requests.
"Will that be cash or charge?" the clerk asks
without looking up.
He lays down enough small bills on the counter
to cover two days lodging, "Cash," he answers.
He drives the car around back, locates his
room and takes in his baggage. By 4:45 he is seated on the
bed studying the contents of a large manila envelope taken
from his locked suitcase. Using the information from the
envelope and the telephone directory, he begins to chart
routes on the city map. Afterwards, he carefully studies
an assortment of photographs taken from the envelope. Satisfied,
he returns everything to the envelope and locks it away
in the suitcase again.
Wearing a jogging outfit and still in his
hippie disguise, he drives to the shopping center and locks
his car. On foot, he begins a slow jog through the neighborhood.
He circles the block and carefully scrutinizes the area
before cutting into the apartment complex parking lot. The
sun is just beginning to set.
The apartments are all identical. Patios on
the rear are enclosed with privacy walls. On the front,
each apartment is separated from the other by an ornamental
cedar fence. Two parking spaces are reserved at the front
of each apartment for the residents' use. Guest parking
is clearly marked in the center of the parking lot, surrounding
a small island landscaped with a few scrawny trees and thick
He jogs over to the guest parking island and
sits down on the curb. Removing his shoes and socks, he
begins to rub his tired feet. It is 6:47. If his information
is correct, the mark should be arriving home from work any
At 6:53 a green Mustang pulls into the parking
space in front of the apartment he has under surveillance.
The car matches the description of the vehicle belonging
to the mark. A heavyset man emerges slowly from the small
car. He is puffing on a large cigar. Judging by his physical
characteristics and the cigar, this man appears to be the
mark. He glances up uninterested, as a jogger trots out
of the parking lot.
He jogs back to the motel, stopping at the
fast food restaurant for dinner. The clerk shortchanges
him by five dollars and the hamburger he orders is not prepared
to his liking but he does not complain. without drawing
any attention, he heads back to his motel where he reads
and watches television until 11:00.
It is after 11:30 when he swings his car into
the apartment complex parking lot. The mark's lights are
on and his car is still parked in its allotted space. The
mark is said to spend most of his free time alone at home,
staying up late watching television and sleeping in until
an hour or so before his scheduled time to report for work
at a used car lot; it appears that this information is correct.
He circles the guest parking island and drives
back to the motel.
Early the next morning he is waiting in his
parked car with a pair of binoculars and a newspaper when
the mark leaves the apartment. In the bright morning sunlight
he clearly makes positive identification. This is his man!
Using his premarked map, he spends the early
part of the day checking out the places the mark is known
to frequent. Around noon, he drives to the main post office
to pick up a parcel he mailed to himself the day before.
as he drives, he contemplates the various places he has
checked out. Because of the layout of the apartment complex
in relation to the private patios and sectioned courtyards,
he decides that the best place to make the hit is in the
mark's own home.
Back at the motel, he opens the heavily taped
parcel which was addressed to Mark Donaldson. There had
been no problem in picking up the package, stamped "Fragile
-- Precision Machined Parts." Today the postal clerk had
not even asked for identification.
Inside the first box is a second box. And
inside the second box is a special set of clothing, several
pairs of rubber gloves, a clean pair of tennis shoes, a
new disguise, ammunition, a disassembled weapon and a disposable
Lovingly he begins to assemble his weapon.
With gloved hands, he wipes every part, inside and out,
for fingerprints. As he loads the clip, he wipes down each
of the bullets. he is a man with a job to do. He has the
tools, he has done his homework, he knows he has the right
target and he has determined how he will accomplish the
After putting the tools away, he leaves the
motel to fill the gas tank on the car. While he is out,
he steals and out-of-state tag from a parked automobile
and replaces the rental tag on his car with a stolen tag.
Back in his room, he dials the airport and
gets flight information. Space is available on a flight
departing at 11:55 PM.
At 7:00 PM the alarm sounds, waking him from
a four hour nap. It is time to get ready for work.
He dresses in the clothing that came in his
parcel. He puts on the clean tennis shoes and a new disguise.
He puts the hippie disguise, clothing and shows into the
duffel bag, along with the tools he will be using. When
he is all dressed and packed to go, he has a very few important
details to complete.
First, he removes the manila envelope from
the suitcase and goes over to the bathroom to burn all the
items it contains over the toilet. One by one, he burns
the information sheets, photographs, maps and other physical
evidence that may prove conspiracy to commit a crime and
flushes away the incriminating remains.
He pulls out a fresh pair of rubber gloves
and begins tot wipe down the room for fingerprints. He knows
the room will probably be rented against by tomorrow, but
he takes the precaution anyway. he puts all the trash, newspapers
and magazines accumulated during his stay into a plastic
garbage bag, along with the room's telephone directory and
places it beside his luggage. He will dispose of these items
on the way to the jobsite. Still wearing the rubber gloves,
he loads his luggage and equipment into the car, locking
it in the trunk, and heads for the mark's neighborhood.
He will not be returning to the motel again.
At the shopping center one block from where
the mark lives, he parks the car in the crowded theatre
parking lot and gets out to continue on foot.
No one is out and about as he walks into the
apartment complex parking lot. Protected by the cedar privacy
fence, he peeks through a crack in the drapes and sees the
mark puffing on a cigar while he watches TV from a recliner
chair. The volume is so loud that he can hear the program
plainly from his position outside.
He goes to the front door where he quietly
and efficiently picks the lock. The mark is startled by
the intrusion of his entry but is unable to respond quickly
enough. he is helpless against the professional.
The muffled sound of three shots fired in
rapid succession goes undetected by the neighborhood. The
professional has neatly carried out his assignment. Quickly
but carefully, he checks the body to make sure there is
no pule and drags the body to a place in the apartment where
it will not be easily detected. At the scene of the shooting,
he drops a newspaper over the blood that has seeped into
the carpet. He pockets the three empty cartridges that were
ejected from the gun. Then, after a quick check of the apartment
to make sure he leaves behind no incriminating evidence,
he exits, locking the front door behind him.
Resisting the urge to run, he strolls nonchalantly
back to the theater parking lot and his waiting car. Safe
inside, he immediately runs a rat-tail file down the barrel
of the gun to change the ballistic markings. Then he changes
back into his hippie clothing and disguise, unobserved while
the other car owners are inside viewing the movie.
he checks the work clothes carefully for bloodstains.
Finding none, he drops them into the charity collection
box at the shopping center entrance, keeping the shoes he
wore for disposal later.
He drives cautiously and carefully to another
shopping center several blocks away. He feels no panic.
It will be days before the crime is detected, days before
anyone investigates the mark's failure to report for work
or answer his door. In the crowded parking lot, he disassembles
the weapon and removes the stolen tag. Now his only remaining
task is to dispose of the weapon.
He gets back onto the interstate highway and
heads out of town. Traffic becomes sparse as the city is
left behind; now he begins to toss out the small gun parts
at irregular intervals, aiming for water filled and overgrown
drainage ditches. He also tosses out the tennis shoes.
At a rest area, he walks through the woods
and buries the barrel of the gun. He crushes the plastic
silencer and disposes of the bits and pieces as he drives
back to town.
Just before he reaches the airport, he pulls
over to the side of the road and wipes the car for fingerprints.
He removes and discards the stolen tag, replacing it with
the rental tag. He disposes of the rubber work gloves and
replaces them with a pair of leather driving gloves. Then
he returns the "clean" rental car to the agency and heads
directly for the airport men's room.
A short time later, a businessman emerges
from the men's room and approaches the ticket counter for
information. His flight leaves in forty five minutes.
he checks his baggage, a suitcase and small
duffel bag, and goes to the coffee shop to wait for the
flight to be called.
On the plane he dozes, having learned long
ago that few people will try to make conversation with a
sleeping man. Too all appearances, he is just another businessman
suffering from an exhausting schedule; no one interrupts
AS A FIRST CLASS MECHANIC, you will become
and expert at your profession. Becoming an expert entails
research -- reading, observing, and asking questions --
as well as development of a wide range of physical abilities
and weapons expertise.
The preparations outlined in this chapter
should be considered essential prior to any acceptance of
actual employment. Your keen mental and physical fitness
will serve as your edge between life and death.
Read and reread pertinent articles relating
to weapons and techniques that interest you in magazines
such as Soldier of Fortune, New Breed and Gung-Ho. Stay
abreast of new trends and developments as well as new gadgets
and inventions as they become available. As well as the
valuable articles, study advertisements and classified sections
for a wealth of information and sources for supplies and
Check our military newsletters like Military
Exchange. Your local library can inform you of what is available
in this category.
Books on subjects related to the professional
hit man are hard to find. But there are a few publishers
out there who have the backbone to provide those of us who
take life seriously with the necessary educational materials.
Paladin Press advertises in almost every issue of Soldier
of Fortune and other publishers offer relevant reading material,
available by mail order. Check advertisements and classified
And let's not forget reading for entertainment.
With the right attitude and an open mind, almost any good
mystery or murder story can provide some ingenious new methods
of terrorizing, victimizing, or exterminating. Sometimes
a new poison will be introduced, or perhaps a new method
for induction. Sometimes the warped imagination of a fiction
writer will point out an obvious but somehow never before
realized method of pacification or body disposal. So don't
bypass these fictional characters. Chuckle through the trenchcoats
and warped personalities but test out any new theories you
A subscription to your local newspaper may
be the wisest investment, with the highest return, that
you will ever make. Each morning as you sip your coffee
and scan the local section, you will be met with a variety
of up-to-date employment opportunities. So study your local
paper carefully to see who in your area might be your next
employer ... or victim.
Headlines -- Follow closely any news
stories about people who have been apprehended for contract
hits. These stories sell papers, and readers thrive on the
sensationalism they create. Study details made available
for law enforcement techniques, mistakes that led to the
arrest, and methods the law used to obtain incriminating
information. Learn from the other man's mistakes. And if
he is lucky enough to be acquitted, make a note of the attorney's
name in case you ever find yourself in the position of needing
a good one.
Drug Arrests -- If the reported suspect
posts a heavy bond, he is probably dealing in a big way.
As soon as he gets back on the streets, chances are he will
be dealing again to raise money for his defense. His name
and address are right there in the paper. Is he worth a
drug rip-off, or would it be more profitable to contact
him discreetly about eliminating that certain witness.
Political Corruption -- Keep up with
gossip. All politicians are expected to be corrupt, but
who among them is desperate or despicable enough to be willing
to pay to eliminate the competition? Tried and true methods
are accidental death, assassination, or worse yet, political
death brought on by scandal.
Divorce -- Follow closely news or rumors
of particularly nasty divorce proceedings involving any
wealthy or socially prominent couple. Chances are, one could
use your discreet professional services. Or perhaps some
not so wealthy acquaintance who prefers not to become entangled
in messy divorce proceedings may find it a proper time to
collect on that old life insurance policy.
Adjustments -- Thefts, cases reported
where the law did not render justice, bogus operations that
swindle ordinary people out of their hard earned money --
all these are potential opportunities for employment. Work
for a flat rate or for a percentage of recovery, plus expenses.
Classified Sections -- You can place
an ad under the guise of collector and solicit any particular
weapons you might want. Or scan these ads when you are in
the market for new toys and pick them up from private owners
to avoid registering your weapons.
Classified sections also announce gun shows,
which are an ideal source for all types of equipment at
Local City Directory -- If at all possible,
get one of these to keep at home. Otherwise, they are available
in the reference of information section of the public library.
If you have partial information on a mark,
you can usually gather the rest without leaving the comfort
of your easy chair.. These directories are broken down into
Alphabetical by Name: Lists name, wife's name,
occupation and employers, street address, telephone number
and other living in the home.
Street Address: Lists alphabetically by street
and then numerically by house number. If you know the mark's
address you can also know who lives next door, the type
of neighborhood, vacant lots, business and so on, all according
to the information that was available when the directory
Phone Numbers: If all you have is a phone
number, look it up in the numerical listing. Then go to
the Alphabetical listing and Address sections to gather
the rest of the information.
Auto Tag Department, County Courthouse
-- Often the books are left out for public use. Look up
the mark by last name or tag number for address.
Telephone Directories -- For obvious
reasons, it will sometimes be to your advantage to know
the mark's telephone number.
But don't overlook the wealth of supply sources
available in the Yellow Pages and become familiar with suppliers
and readily available merchandise. If you live in a small
town, get directories for any large cities in a 200-mile
radius. Their Yellow Pages will be extremely valuable if
you don't want to obtain supplies locally.
Maps -- A local city map is a must
for planning routes if you are not familiar with the road
systems. And of course a city map for any out-of-town job
is in order.
A large atlas showing the national road system
network is handy not only for planning travel, but also
for finding nearby large cities and alternative routs to
Just remember that once you use a map, if
you have marked it in any way, it should be destroyed immediately.
Travel Arrangements -- Start inquiring
now about the various modes of transportation available
for out of town jobs. Find out necessary identifications,
advance scheduling requirements, and time factors involved.
File this information away for future use.
Stop by and ask what your local travel agent
can do for you. You will be surprised at the variety of
services they offer. When you are ready, call and make the
necessary arrangements by telephone, using a fictitious
name. They do all the work in making the arrangements to
your specifications, and the airline pays their fee.
Shipping and Routing -- You can take
a plane under an assumed identity and arrive at your destination
in a matter of a few short hours. But how will you get your
weapons to the jobsite? better start now checking into alternative
methods for shipping your tools separately.
The US Postal Service offers Express Mail
to most major cities, and the main post office is generally
located very near the airport. By disassembling your weapons
and double packing as a precautionary measure, you can send
your tools to yourself under an assumed name (post office
to post office) and have them waiting for pick up the next
morning. Airport mail is not x-rayed.
If time is not a factor, check into bus line,
common carrier or UPS rates and delivery schedules.
Locating the mark -- An obliging postal
clerk will inform you of the several ways of tracking down
the last known address of anyone you choose to locate as
a function of the Freedom of Information Act.
One way is to send one dollar and a written
request addressed to the postmaster of the mark's last known
location. A Freedom of Information Act form will be returned
to you within a matter of days giving the Postal Service's
most recent update.
Or, you can address an empty envelope to the
mark's last known address with your return address in the
upper left hand corner. Under your address should appear
this notation in bold letters:
DO NOT FORWARD
ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED
Within a few days your envelope will be returned
with the updated information. The fee is twenty five cents.
The Law Enforcement Handbook for your state
should be available through any college bookstore where
law enforcement classes are taught. If not, STEAL ONE! If
such courses are available in your area, you may want to
audit a few.
How can you successfully evade the law if
you have no knowledge of how it operates? By all means,
learn everything you can about the law and how it works
and how it applies to you. Learn what constitutes a good
arrest and what abuses or mistakes can make an otherwise
good arrest null and void.
I hope you will never have to fall back on
the information and knowledge you acquire, but it will be
worth its weight in gold if you ever have to rely on it.
And you will have the added advantage of using you knowledge
of how your opponents think and operate as you plan successful
Check every source available to you for potential
information. Even those cheap tabloid newspapers sold at
the grocery store counter have classifieds that offer fake
ID's, interesting gadgets, nontraceable mailing addresses,
and so on.
Your public library more than likely has the
local newspaper on microfilm, and the information section
has employees eager to help you find books and materials
on the subjects you are researching.
Chambers of commerce will mail out information
and maps of their cities upon request.
And bookstores and libraries have reference
books that show all the books still in print and available
on any given subject.
Keep an open mind, and sources of information
will open up to you, sometimes in the least likely places
and when you least expect it!
Your body should be as fit as your mind. You
should be capable of running, jumping, climbing, swimming,
pushing, pulling or meeting the demands of any other physical
requirement encountered in your job. This means not only
careful attention to exercise and diet, but moderation if
you are going to partake of tobacco products and alcohol,
and complete abstinence from any involvement with drugs.
A man who smokes two packs of cigarettes a
day will certainly not be capable of running long and hard
for any length of time. And his endurance in hand to hand
combat situations will be severely limited. By the same
token, a man who overindulges in alcohol may be taking his
own life in his hands. The use of cigarettes and alcohol
in moderation is acceptable, although undesirable, but use
of any kinds of drugs is suicide.
Drugs dull the senses and the reflexes, yet
the user feels sharp and alert. His confidence in his abilities
swells out of proportion. His ego takes over. He sees himself
as indestructible, incomparable. That image of himself may
be the last thing he ever sees.
I, as a professional, never use drugs, although
I will steal them for financial gain, or to use as bait
or even as an induction agent for some chemical that I know
will do an effective job. I don't need an unreal "high"
that can mar my judgement. There is no margin for error
in this business. A single mistake can cost you your life,
either literally or by providing the evidence to take away
your freedom. Either way you are just as dead. A professional
needs a clear head and unhampered reflexes to be able to
react properly in any situation. This is equally true whether
he is performing the job itself or conducting prejob research.
If you have to depend on an artificial sense of courage
in order to carry out your assignment, then this job is
not for you.
If you are afraid of taking a punch, again,
this job is not right for you. No matter how careful you
are, no matter how thorough your research, at some time
you will probably have to prove or defend yourself physically.
Any skills you can acquire are to your advantage.
You can get expert training in hand to hand
combat is you can find someone qualified to teach you. Preferably,
this will be someone with Special Forces training or the
You will need to know kill techniques as well
as survival self-defense, and you won't learn these skills
at the corner karate school that includes women and children
in its classes. Sport karate can get you killed in the street.
You should become so familiar with skills
like breaking holds, throws, effective punches to vital
areas and crippling moves that will come when needed as
a reflex action. You should be aware of the best barroom
fighting techniques. You should be able to fight two men
at the same time. You should know the best way to disarm
an opponent. And more.
But such skills require real practice with
a sparring partner who cant take, as well as give, a good
punch. In order to teach these methods in the proper way,
your instructor will have to take his fighting as seriously
as you do.
Veterans with wartime experience and the ability
to kill are first choice instructors. Their contact with
real life and death situations has made them a bit unconventional.
Some never again conform to the rules of society, and quite
a few rigorously keep in top physical shape while stockpiling
M-60s and hand grenades under the bed in preparation for
the next war.
The same man who can train you in the very
best methods of self-defense and combat fighting might also
be one of your best sources for accessory merchandise. his
contact with other veterans will give you access to a chain
able to locate almost any weapon you might request.
The veteran with guerilla warfare training
will be a walking textbook on silent movement, torture,
revenge, ammunitions, escape, silent weapons, and a host
of ways to kill. And if, by chance, you accept a contract
where a partner is in order, he may the first man you'd
choose to cover your back.
The time needed to acquire the skills of this
degree will vary, depending on your physical condition at
the time you begin training, your aptitude for following
directions and your eagerness to learn. I have seen an eager
student, one who is willing to put in the hard hours of
practice and full contact sparing sessions, progress very
rapidly to the point of capability in less than six months.
Once your fighting ability has been established,
you may want to test your news skills at one of the mercenary
of survival school advertised in the various military magazines.
Look for a school that can teach you more than you already
know, and be prepared for one hell of a workout while you
build your endurance and skills. An added benefit in attending
one of these schools is that the people you meet there,
like you, take the game of life seriously. Be prepared to
meet people who have the same interests in weapons, explosives
and effective kill techniques as you do. Some of them may
prove to be very good resources or even future employers.
It is estimated that if ten people witnessed
the same crime and then were separated before they could
compare what had taken place, ten different descriptions
would be given. People rarely pay attention to what is going
on around them unless, or until, it becomes of importance
to them personally. This book stresses the importance of
using disguise and false identification to foil positive
identification. But just as important to your success are
your own observation skills.
Start now developing and exercising your observation
powers. Make a habit of studying your surroundings. listen
when others talk. A man can reveal a great deal about himself
through his conversation and opinions. make a note of features
or habits that make one man different from another. Think
of the people you know intimately. Can you tell whether
they are right or left handed? What color are their eyes?
Sharpen your observation skills.
FIRST CLASS MECHANIC REQUIREMENTS
- Expert marksmanship
- Thorough knowledge and respect for all weapons
- Knowledge through reading, expert advice and experimentation
on accessories such as explosives, poison and diversions
- Knowledge and ability of hand to hand combat
- Top mental and physical condition
- Common sense
A HIT MAN WITHOUT A GUN is like a carpenter
without a hammer. Not very effective. What kinds of gun
does he use and where does he obtain them? Unless he has
a proper false identification, he certainly cannot make
his purchase from the local gun shop and fill out the federal
registration forms linking the weapon to himself.
What other basic equipment will the beginner
need as essential tools of the trade. What equipment should
be added to his inventory later?
BASIC EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST
- AR-7 Rifle (or any breakdown type)
- 3-6 Powered Scope
- Disposable Rifle Silencer
- Two Extra 15 or 30 Shot Rifle Clips
- 22 Ruger Mark I or Mark II Pistol (or any fixed
- Disposable Pistol Silencer
- Shoulder Holster
- Extra Pistol Clip
- Hollow Point Bullets
- Liquid Poison
- Double Edged Knife With Six-Inch Blade (Like the
Gerber Mark II)
- Disposable Rubber or Surgical Gloves (Flesh Tone
- Ski Mask or Stocking Mask
- Duffle Bag with Lock
The AR-7 Rifle is recommended because it is
both inexpensive and accurate. The barrel breaks down for
storage inside the stick with the clip. It is lightweight
and easy to carry or conceal when disassembled.
The rifle has a ridge on top that will easily
accept a scope, even though it is not cut for one. Put the
scope in place, tighten it down, then sight it in. After
sighting it in, scratch a mark behind each scope clamp to
allow remounting of the scope without resighting each time.
A three to six powered scope is recommended
to insure accuracy at up to sixty-five yards. When braced,
right to fifteen shots should cover a four inch pattern
area with no difficulty.
Get two extra fifteen or thirty shot clips
from your local gun dealer or order through one of the gun
magazines. But never load these clips to full capacity,
as they tend to jam when fully loaded. When loading the
clip before job assignment, be sure to wipe each bullet
to remove fingerprints, or spray with WD-40 or some other
The AR=7 has a serial number stamped on the
case, just above the clip port. This number should be completely
drilled out. The hole left will be unsightly but will not
interfere with the working mechanism of the gun or the clip
feed. The serial number can remain on the gun until you
prepare it for use on the job. After the job assignment
is completed, you will be disposing of the gun; therefore
you do not want any serial number available if, perhaps,
some of the discarded gun parts are discovered.
If the serial number is on the barrel of the
gun, grinding deeply enough to remove it may weaken the
barrel to the point that the gun could explode in your face
when fired. To make these numbers untraceable, use a hammer
and chisel or a numbering set purchased from the hardware
store to stamp them out or make them illegible. make sure
your blows go as deep as or a little deeper than the existing
numbers. Then grind the serial number off slightly. This
method will keep the true serial number from being raised
in any acid tests if the part is found.
The recommended handgun is the fixed barrel
Ruger Mark I or Mark II, again because it is inexpensive
and reliable. This gun has a ten shot clip that seldom jams
if kept clean. The gun can be easily broken down in the
field, which helps when disposing of it after use.
Extra clips are a must for both the rifle
and pistol and should be carried as a precautionary measure.
Hollow-point bullets are recommended because they deform
on impact, making them nontraceable. As an added precaution,
you can fill the hollows with liquid poison to insure the
success of your operation.
Using a handheld one eighth inch drill, enlarge
the hollow point openings. Fill the hollows with the liquid
poison of your choice, then seal with a drop of melted wax.
TO test your guns and ammunition, set up a
sheet of quarter inch plywood at distances of two to seven
years maximum for your pistol, and twenty to sixty yards
maximum for your rifle. Check for penetration of bullets
at each range. Quarter inch plywood is only a little stronger
than the human skull. Find the maximum range for both your
rifle and your pistol. Also, test your weapons under various
weather conditions and determine how wind, rain and snow
affect your range and accuracy.
Close kills are by far preferred to shots
fired over a long distance. You will need to know beyond
any doubt that the desired result has been achieved.
When using a small caliber weapon like the
22, it is best to shoot from a distance of three to six
feet. You will not want to be at point blank range to avoid
having the victim's blood splatter you or your clothing.
At least three shots should be fired to ensure quick and
You can judge when death has occurred by observing
the wound. When blood ceases to flow, the heart has stopped
working. Check for pulse at both the wrist and throat as
an added precaution.
If you must do your shooting from a distance,
use a rifle with a good scope and silencer and aim for the
head -- preferably the eye sockets if you are a sharpshooter.
Many people have been shot repeatedly, even in the head,
and survived to tell about it. Close kills enable you to
determine right away if you have successfully fulfilled
your part of the contract; distance shots may mean waiting
around to read the morning papers.
In either case, as soon as possible, run a
rat-tail file or wire cleaning brush down the ore of the
gun to change the ballistic markings. Do this even though
you intend to discard the crime weapon, And make sure you
carry away and discard all shells that were ejected as the
shots were fired.
If, for some reason, you just can't bear to
part with your weapons, there are five parts that will require
immediate alteration, and this alteration can only be made
once in the life of the gun:
Using a rat tailfile, alter the gun barrel,
the shell chamber, the loading ramp, the firing pin and
the ejector pin.
Each one of these items leaves its own definite
mark and impression on the shell casing which, if any shells
happened to be left behind, can be matched up to the gun
under a microscope in the police laboratory.
When using the file, make sure that you scrape
the part on each listed item where it makes contact with
Personally, I feel that any weapon used to
commit a crime is disposable. If you consider the value
of a gun to be higher than that of your personal freedom,
you'd better leave that gun at home.
A subject of primary importance is where to
purchase the weapons you use on job assignments. As suggested
in Chapter 1, you can often pick up throwaways from people
who advertise in the classified section of the newspaper.
Just be sure that any weapon you use on a job cannot be
traced back to you by the person you purchase it from. Gun
shows offer a wide variety of tools and weapons useful in
this line of work. Usually no registration is required.
At most, they may ask to see your driver's license. And
with so many dealers present vying for your business, prices
may be competitive. Flea Markets, private gun collectors,
veterans who hoard and stash a variety of interesting toys,
and bargain hunter magazines are other possible sources.
If you must obtain a weapon through legal
channels (signing registration and the like), it might be
wise to pay some beggar or wino ten or twenty dollars to
present his driver's license and do the signing before you
disappear with the gun.
AN IMPORTANT WORD ABOUT REVOLVERS
Although revolvers are often depicted as being
a favorite tool among hit men, they are not recommended
by this pro. Revolvers cannot be effectively silenced. The
open cylinder allows gases to escape, thus making some noise.
When fired, gas is forced around the cylinder in a 360 degree
circle, thereby throwing powder all over the person who
fired the gun.
An automatic, on the other hand, is tightly
sealed so that when it is fired almost all the powder residue
is forced into the silencer, where it is trapped. This prevents
the powder from escaping and covering the person who fired
the shot. Some residue will come out from the automatic's
ejection port, but only a very small amount. If a shell
catcher is used, the powder residue will become trapped
inside the catch bag.
Remember that a silencer will affect the range
and accuracy of your gun. Once the silencer is in place
you will have to resight to maintain accuracy.
A duffel bag or some other method of inconspicuously
transporting your tools to the jobsite will be needed. Preferably,
it will have a lock. It should be large enough to hold your
pistol, disassembled rifle and several small accessory items.
These items should be kept assembled in the bad in a safe
hiding place, wiped clean of fingerprints and ready for
Inside the bag should be several (at least
dour or five pairs) of flesh-tone, tight-fitting surgical
gloves. If these are not available, rubber gloves can be
purchased at a reasonable price in the prescription department
of most drug stores in boxes of 100. You will wear the gloves
when you assemble and disassemble your weapons as well as
on the actual job. Because the metal gun parts cause the
rubber to wear so quickly, it is a good practice to change
and dispose of worn gloves several times during each operation.
A small tear in the thin, worn rubber can lead to a hole,
leaving behind a partial, identifiable fingerprint at the
most inopportune time. Never dispose of the gloves worn
on an assignment in the vicinity of the job. Although your
fingerprints may have been covered while you worked, they
are clearly and distinctly obtainable by turning the found
gloves inside out. I know a fellow or two who learned this
lesson the hard way.
LEather gloves are not to be considered as
a job tool. The leather has the same, individual, distinct
characteristics of the human fingerprint. If you have to
use leather gloves, destroy them immediately after the job.
If found in your possession, they can convict you as quickly
as a set of your own fingerprints.
Your bag should contain a few pairs of cheap
handcuffs, usually available at pawn shops or army surplus
stores. These, two, are throwaways, and may be needed to
restrain the mark while you gather information that has
been requested by the employer before you pull the trigger.
The knife you carry should have a six inch
blade with a serrated section for making efficient, quiet
kills. Your physical training and combat techniques, outlines
in Chapter 1, should have taught you where to strike.
The knife should have a double edged blade.
This double edge, combined with the serrated section and
six-inch length, will insure a deep, ragged tear, and the
wound will be difficult, if not impossible, to close without
prompt medical attention.
Make the thrusts to a vital organ and twist
the knife before you withdraw it. If you hit bone, you will
have to file the blade to remove the marks left on the metal
when it struck the victim's bone.
A rolled up ski-mask can be worn inconspicuously
as a knit cap until the time to intrude on your victim.
Then, pull it down to cover your features. A stocking mask
may also be used, but may prove a bit awkward. And the distorted
features created tend to shock people, whereas the ski mask
is not so monstrous.
You will want to complete your bag with a
few minor accessories like an inexpensive pen-light from
the drug store flashlight department. This will be of extreme
value as you pick locks or search darkened rooms. Remember
to hold your hand over the beam of light as you direct it.
Throw in an ice pick, a large screwdriver
and a flat-bladed knife like a putty or hook knife for gaining
entry through locked doors, windows, or sliding glass doors.
You may not need all these items on any one
job, but it will be to your advantage to have them in case
they are called for.
After the basic equipment has been assembled,
the following items can be added to your inventory as they
are called for or as you can afford them.
If you are seen by some observant witness,
it will be to your advantage if the description he gives
the authorities is completely inaccurate. Using your imagination,
you can totally change your appearance by using wigs, false
beards, wash-in hair color and other disguises. Get books
on theatrical make-up from magic shops or then public library
and start to experiment with the many ways professionals
completely change their looks. Learn to use wigs, false
tattoos, scars, black eyes and the like to fool your observers.
If a man has an unsightly wart on the end of his nose, that
is what everyone will remember about him, not the color
of his eyes.
A mark in hiding who expects to become a target
may not open his door to you, but he very likely would respond
to a request for help from a woman or old person who came
calling. Along the same lines, props like repairman, medic
and police officer uniforms may get deadbolts unbolted and
guards let down.
Some people will argue that a professional
will not stoop so low as to play games with disguises. It
may be great fun to fool people about who you really are,
but it is certainly no game. By using disguises and changing
them regularly, a professional has added freedom of movement.
If the disguise is easily changeable -- that is if he can
get out of it and into another quickly -- then he is time
and money ahead.
A man who calls himself a professional and
would walk up barefaced and blow someone away with witnesses
lurking about is only fooling himself. If you are going
to take such great care in the selection and preparation
of your tools, why risk being clearly identifiable? Indeed,
the use of disguise and props while you carry out your assignment
is highly advisable.
Dress, as well as disguises, should be coordinated
according to the job setting. A hippie would be totally
out of place in an office complex among men in three piece
suits. A clean-shaven, well dressed young man would be out
of his natural element among a group of bikers. A feeble
old man with a walking cane and a bag of groceries, on the
other hand, might fit in almost anywhere. Dress to blend
inconspicuously with your surroundings.
You might start with a basic pair of dark
coveralls. Except in certain circumstances, camouflage is
out. Black, dark brown or olive green clothes do not stand
out and will probably appear at first glance to be a mechanic
or delivery driver's uniform. The many large pockets provided
will enable you to easily conceal rubber gloves, extra clips
and other tools. The bulkiness will even allow for concealment
of your weapon. And underneath, you can wear your street
clothes for a quick change after the job is completed.
Recon of night work, where you do not intend
to have your movements detected, call for camouflage or
night suits. Be sure to fit this apparel to terrain and
weather conditions. You wouldn't dress in black like a ninja
to move about on a moonlit night or on a snowy white background.
Neither would you wear light clothes to move about in dark
alleys or against dark backgrounds. and if you are the only
one running around in camouflage garb, you are more than
likely to draw attention to yourself.
Following is a template for lock picks which
will allow you to make a completely adequate set of picks
out of ordinary hacksaw blades ground to shape on your workshop
THE STANDARD PICKS
Notice that one has slightly less angle at
the tip. These two are the most commonly used.
THE TORSION BAR
Notice the small site-down at the tip to allow
for different sized key slots. A large, thick hair pin makes
a good torsion bar.
LOCK PICK DIRECTIONS
1. Insert the pick all the way into the lock,
2. Place the torsion bar in the bottom of
the lock, facing down. Exert a slight amount of pressure
on the torsion bar in the direction the knob turns to open
the door. (on the doors, if the knob is on the right, it
turns to the right. If one the left, it turns to the left.)
3. Use only one finger to exert pressure on
the torsion bar while you jiggle pick up and down (no more
than an eighth of an inch at the most) and work the pick
all the way back out of the lock. If you exert too much
pressure or try to force the lock, you may freeze it or
break the pick. The tumblers inside the lock must be bounced
4. Each time you remove the pick, you must
release the pressure on the torsion bar and begin again.
In a short time you should become an expert
at opening common door locks. Padlocks will hardly take
any time at all to master. Deadbolts may take a little longer,
but they are well worth the time and effort.
You can also use ordinary channel lock pliers
to open most deadbolts. By twisting the lock and breaking
the retaining bolts, you can use a knife point or pick to
turn the bolt and gain entry.
Auto part stores also carry a handy little
gadget called the Slim Jim that will enable you to get into
almost any locked automobile in a manner of seconds. These
are inexpensive and come with an instruction booklet depicting
the methods for entering different makes and models.
The walkie-talkie, or two way radio, if it
is a really good one, can be an indispensable tool when
working with a partner. A good set is expensive, but has
the range and ability for communicating through walls and
over long distances -- up to two miles at least. It will
also have a volume control as well as a code "beeping" device.
The vast array of available surveillance equipment
and the rapid advances in technology in this field are mind
boggling. The old microphones and reel-to-reel tape recorders
that had to be stored nearby are a thing of the past. Now
you can plant a bug less than the size of a quarter and
sit in you car two miles away while you listen to the action
on your car radio. If you are interested in these James
Bond tactics, start collecting catalogs and prices now for
One fellow gave a girl who lived with his
mark a pretty barrette he found on the floor in a bar. The
girl took the barrette home and left it on the dresser.
Unfortunately for the mark, who eventually met his demise,
the "found" barrette concealed a micro-transmitter. The
hit man was able to collect enough information on their
activities to plan a successful hit.
Bugs offer some fascinating alternatives to
the old standby method of sit-and-watch. Check into them
as well as the electronic bug detectors, which are now easily
accessible. Think of the kinds of information you could
assemble with just a micro-bug and a voice-activated micro-cassette
recorder, and think how hard it would be for someone without
proper detection equipment to discover.
Of course, no surveillance equipment would
be complete with a good pair of binoculars. The best have
a rating of 10 x 50 or higher for night vision, range and
Even a small micro-cassette recorder can come
in handy while you are doing your prejob research and will
take the place of pen, paper, and fumbling in the dark.
An air gun (one with pump, not spring, action),
will come in handy on a number of occasions. You can use
pellets to knock out lights or to create diversions. Or,
you can make your own darts to carry a fast-acting poison
to the mark or to his noisy watchdog.
From time to time you may need a method for
climbing to or from high places. Twenty feet of knotted
rope (measure after knots are tied) can come in handy for
climbing to second floor balconies or coming down from a
roof. Tie one end in a high branch of a large tree and practice
until you can scale it easily.
Of course, the tools you use will vary from
job to job. Some you will find yourself using again and
again, while other suggested items will never be called
for. Stock your inventory according to personal preference
As you move up the ladder of professionalism
and become accustomed to success, you may want to increase
you inventory with several toys that will make James Bond
envious. Among these may be cleverly designed attaché cases
with concealed weapons activated by a button on the handle,
fancy cameras, Star-Light scopes, Laser bugging equipment,
electronic gadgets and the like.
Of course, your selection of weapons will
grow and you may even have a secret vault in your home to
conceal your collection of fully automatic toys like the
Mac-11, M-16, tranquilizer guns, hand grenades and sophisticated
You will be able to afford the best in false
identifications and obtain real uniforms and badges for
various state and federal law enforcement agencies to aid
in the performance of your contracts.
Throwaway cars and boats may even become common
and you even own your very own plane, through legal methods
Money talks, and for every need you have,
there is a man out there who is willing to fill it for you
for a price. That's how you got started, remember? But money
buys a lot more than material things. Money can buy smart
attorneys, judges, alibis, and even time, if necessary.
The possibilities are endless for the smart man who plans
his moves carefully, is mentally and physically prepared
and doesn't leave any trails as he performs his highly paid
IN THE COURSE OF PUTTING this book together,
while disguising myself as a writer I chanced to interview
a former law enforcement officer with twenty seven years
experience for his opinion of how a perfect hit would go
down. It was the opinion of this officer of the peace that
the perfect hit would start with the purchase of a nondescript
automobile, then driving, with tools in tow, to the jobsite.
Once there, he would follow the mark until
a routine was established and probably waste the man in
a public place with a blast from a double barreled sawed-off
shotgun. Then he would throw the gun down and drive away
while the bystanders were in a state of mass hysteria.
Even if he got caught with the shotgun in
his hands, he argued, they would not be able to prove that
the blast from that shotgun was the murder weapon since
shotguns are untraceable. Obviously he has not kept in touch
with new investigative procedures and techniques, for it
is now known that each shotgun makes an individual and distinct
spread pattern and the gun most certainly can be matched
as the murder weapon.
"Why not hit the mark in his own home?" I
"Oh, I'd never hit a guy in his own house,"
he answered, "Too many witnesses .. you know, family ...
nosy neighbors and the like."
What about a small caliber handgun with an
attached silencer?" I asked.
"Well," he answered, "You would have to carry
the handgun concealed, and that's against the law. But the
shotgun, if it were a legal sized shotgun, you could carry
that right in the window of your pickup truck on your gun
rack. And I'd never touch a silencer. Boy! They'd burn you
if you got caught with a thing like that!"
I concluded the interview pretending to be
in awe of his wisdom, while inside I was amazed by the ignorance
behind his reasoning. Why on earth, I thought, would a man
worry about breaking gun restrictions when he was en route
to commit a murder.?
Yet, I felt comforted by his viewpoint. For
his opinion probably represents the way a goodly portion
of law enforcement officers think.
There have been many times when an amateur
has just walked up to his mark on the street, blown him
away in the midst of a crowd, ditched the gun in a garbage
can and gotten away with it. But the whole procedure lacks
professionalism and the risks are much too high.
The professional is on call to kill. He not
only provides the employer with his gun, but with his expert
knowledge, discretion and ability to carry the assignment
off without needlessly endangering anyone but the mark.
The silencer is one of the most important
tools a professional will ever have. The silenced weapon,
when fired, will not draw attention. Lack of attention means
more time. Time means getting the job done right. The panic,
the pressure, is absent. There are many books available
on the subject of making your own silencers. Most of the
methods used require machine shop tools and the ability
to use them with precision accuracy. This fact alone has
put a lot of would-be professionals out of the game, or
at least back into the ranks of amateurs.
On the following pages, you will learn how
to make, without the need of special engineering ability
or expensive machine shop tools, a silencer of the highest
quality and effectiveness. The finished product attached
to your 22 will be no louder than the noise made by a pellet
gun. Because it is so inexpensive (mine cost less than 20
dollars to make), you can easily dispose of it after job
use without any great loss. Future silencers will cost even
less to make, since many of the materials will not be used
up in the first application.
Your first silencer will require possibly
two days total to assemble (including drying time) as you
carefully follow the directions step by step. After you
make a couple, it will become so easy, so routine, that
you can whip one up in just a few hours.
When it's done, no need to take it out in
the woods to try it out. Just stack some magazines or newspapers
in a box and shoot to your hearts content in the garage.
Believe me, it's that good.
Just remember, as I mentioned before, to resight
your gun after the silencer is in place. And when you do
go out in the woods, experiment to test how your range is
affected. You will lose some distance, and this must be
taken into consideration later, when planning a hit.
DISPOSABLE SILENCER DIRECTIONS
The directions and photographs that follow
show in explicit detail how to construct a silencer for
a Ruger 10/22 rifle. The same directions can be followed
successfully to construct a silencer for any weapon, with
only the size of the drill rod used for alignment changed
to fit inside the dimension of the barrel.
The following items should be assembled before
- Drill rod, 7/32 inch (order from a machine shop if
not obtained locally)
- One foot of 1/4 inch brake line from auto parts
- One quart of fiberglass resin with hardener
- One foot of 1-1/2 inch (inside diameter) PVC piping
and two end caps
- One yard thin fiberglass mat
- One roll of masking tape
- One 1/8 inch drill bit
- One 3/16 inch drill bit
- Handful of rubber bands
- Three or four single inch razor blades
- One sheet 80 grit sandpaper
- Six small wood screws
- One box steel wool
Cut a 10-inch section from the brake line.
See figure 1. Drill a set of 1/8 inch holes down the length
of the tube going in one side and out the other. The holes
go all the way through. Notice in the photograph that the
holes begin 1-1/2 inches from the end of the tube that fill
on the gun.
Next, take a 3/16 inch drill bit and enlarge
the holes. See figure 2.
Using masking tape and keeping the tape as
free of wrinkles as possible, mask off about six inches
of the gun barrel and the end of the barrel. Use only masking
tape. Duct tape is too thick and would make for an improper
fit. See figure 3.
Then place the drill rod down the barrel to
keep the brake tube aligned. This perfect alignment is extremely
If the drill rod you purchase is a little
too large, as sometimes happens, put it in a drill and using
a file and sandpaper (80 grit), turn down the first six
inches until it will fit inside the gun barrel. I operate
the drill from the floor with my foot, letting the rod spin
between my knees as I reduce the size. Check regularly until
you achieve a perfect fit. If you grind the rod too small,
cut it off and start over. Fit must be tight with no play.
See figure 4.
Wrap glass mat around the gun and tube three
times. Secure it with string or rubber bands every half
inch to keep it tight and in place. The glass should be
wrapped about two inches behind the sight and up to the
first hold on the tube. See figure 5.
Now mix the resin. About a shot glassful will
do. Mix it two or three times hotter than the package directions.
Brace the gun in an upright position and dab
the resin into the glass cloth with a stubby brush. Keep
dabbling until the cloth is no longer white but has become
transparent from absorption of the resin. See figure 6.
As soon as the glass is tacky to touch without
sticking (times differs according to weather conditions
and humidity), it is time to remove the piece from the barrel.
First, take a razor blade and cut a notch
behind the sight so the piece can be removed. Then push
on the glass to slide it off. Do not pull on the tube. See
After removing the gun barrel, peel out the
tape and allow it to finish hardening. You must work quickly.
If you let the glass harden too much on the gun, you will
have to cut it off and begin again.
USe a grinder and 80 grit sandpaper to smooth
the hardening rough surface.
NEzt, grind the sides down about halfway,
but do not grind past the point where the front of the sight
makes contact. See figure 8. Cut it down until the barrel
fits easily and snugly.
Stand the glassed inner tube upright in a
Mix a small amount of resin and use an eyedropper
to fill in any interior holes or air bubbles until the solid
fiberglass is level with the steel tube end. This will give
the junction of the steel inner tube and glass coupling
added strength. See figure 9.
Clean the eyedropper with acetone.
Cut the PVC tube to desired length. This one
is eight inches. See figure 10.
Drill a large hole in the center of one cap,
making it large enough to fit on the glass end to the point
where the sight makes contact.
Then drill small holes all around the cap
at the bottom, as shown, with a 3/16 bit. See figure 11.
Wrap masking tape around the cap to cover
the holes. See figure 12.
Stand the cap with the inside tube inserted
into a vise. Get the cap level and straight with the tube.
Cut a lot of 1/2 inch square pieces of fiberglass
matting and fill the cap with it up past the level of the
Mix resin and pour it over the cut glass to
a point about 1/4 inch above the holes and allow it to dry
before removing the cap from the vise. Don't worry about
any resin that leaks out around the base hole. Resin fills
the small holes, making the tube strong enough to take the
blast when you fire the gun.
When the inside is hardened, turn the assembly
over and add glass around the backside of the cap for added
strength as shown. Avoid getting resin in the opening where
the barrel fits. See figure 13.
Place the finished cap and inner tube on one
end of the PVC tubing that has already been cut to size.
Center the inner tube as you look in the open end of the
Now drill a 1/8 inch hole in three place around
the tube about 1/4 inch from the lip of the cap.
Take the inner tube out and enlarge the holes
in the cap to 3/16 inch. See figure 14.
Replace the inner tube and tighten it down
with three small wood screws.
Trim the inside tube down until it extends
about 1/2 inch beyond the outside PVC tube.
Sharpen one end of the drill rod to a point
and use as a punch. Stand the tube up with the solid cap
down. Then drop the drill rod down the inner tube to get
a true center mark. See figure 15.
Find a drill bit a little larger than the
outside diameter of the inner tube. Remove the cap and drill
Replace the cap on the open end of the PVC
and drill three 1/8 inch holes around the cap as before
for wood screw.
Grind off any inner tube that sticks out.
make it flush with the face of the cap. See figure 16.
Unfold the sections of steel wool and roll
between palms to make strands as shown.
Feed the strands into the silencer tube in
a circular motion, packing the wool tight with a stick.
Do this until the tube is completely full. See figure 17.
Replace the end cap with the three screws.
See figure 18.
Paint the finished silencer black and attach
it to your weapons. You may want to ensure proper alignment
by wrapping tape or placing a hose clamp around the extension
behind the sight. See figure 19.
THE FINISHED PRODUCT
Your finished product is whisper-quiet, the
way a silencer is supposed to be! It is inexpensive, effective
and reusable for over four hundred rounds before you will
need to repack.
This little tool is so easy to make that you
will feel no pain when you crush it to bits and throw it
IT WOULD TAKE VOLUMES and volumes to list
the many ways men have devised to exterminate one another,
and I am sure you have already started to accumulate quite
an extensive list of your own personal favorites.
Some very good books are available on this
subject and even television, movies and fictional stories
are out to teach you a new trick or two! but be careful.
Some of the methods depicted are only theories of an imaginative
writer and do not work in reality. so be sure that any method
you choose is a proven effective one.
In Chapter 2, much detail was given concerning
the effective use of the pistol and the rifle in making
a kill. Although several shots fired in succession offer
a quick and relatively humane death to the victim, there
are instances when other methods of extermination are called
for. The employer may want you to gather certain information
from the mark before you do away with him. At other times,
the assignment may call for torture or disfigurement as
a "lesson" for the survivors. Your assignment could call
for suicide or accidental death may be the order. It may,
or may not, be important that the body disappear. There
are ways to put off discovery of the body and ways to make
it disappear completely.
Books that deal with these subjects are available
for your information, but the following techniques are personal
I will be rare to get a request for someone
to be taken out with a bigger boom than that created by
your 22. If you get such a request and don't know how to
handle explosives properly, you'd be better off passing
up the job.
Here, again, much data is available on making
homemade explosives, but these directions should be pretested
before actual use. Quite of the few directions I have found
product nothing but an unsatisfactory fizzle.
Also, beware of the ability of the authorities
to trace explosives. Sources for these supplies are limited,
so make sure the components you have are untraceable.
The only time I can think of that explosives
might be in order is when several marks will be together
in one place at one time, and you might be able to get them
all with one shot. Notice that I stress the word might.
Shrapnel doesn't always kill. So in the aftermath, it will
be your responsibility to enter the area and make sure that
the desired result was accomplished. Survivors are not good
for business. And since explosives tend to attract immediate
attention, you will have to work fast and take extreme added
Personally, I prefer discreet one-one-one
contact and tend to avoid anything that draws attention.
If explosives are the only alternative I military C-4 plastics
or a military issue hand grenade (baseballs; the pineapple
kind is obsolete). A hand grenade, properly placed, can
give the desired results in a one-on-one situation. For
instance, a grenade placed beneath the mark's car directly
under the driver's seat with a wire leading from the pin
to the drive shaft will work wonderfully. Just make sue
the mark is the only one who drives the car or you may blow
up some innocent victim. Messy mistakes of this type are
not only a professional embarrassment to you and your employer
but they tend to alert the mark of your intentions and bring
the authorities out in full force.
I once witnessed the destruction of a small
stone house by means of a simple fertilizer bomb. The readily
available components of it make it untraceable and it worked
so well that all that was left was part of the foundation
and a large, gaping hole where the bomb had been.
To make a fertilizer bomb, purchase a fifty
pound bag of fertilizer from your garden center. Get the
kind with the highest nitrate content you can find. Next,
buy one pound of black powder from a gun shop that sells
reload supplies. Then, get 10-20 feet of waterproof fuse
from a hobby shop that sells model rockets.
Place the gunpowder inside a jar which comes
with a screw-on lid. Drill a hole in the lid and slip one
end of the fuse through tying a knot in the fuse to keep
it from slipping out of the jar. Screw the lid on the powder
Under the bag of fertilizer place the powder
filled jar cap side down. Extend the fuse and light or use
a cigarette as a delayed igniter. RUN LIKE HELL~
Dynamite is nice and can be picked up from
many building sites or roads under construction. But during
storage the sticks have to be turned over regularly to prevent
settling of the nitro. And the blasting caps necessary to
make it go off are so tricky that just by walking across
the carpet enough static electricity could be created to
blow you away.
As I said in the beginning, unless you know
what you are doing, stay away from requests for this kind
of extermination, or the life you take may be your own.
Arson is a good method for covering a kill
or creating an "accident." When properly set, the fire will
appear to have started from natural causes and arson will
not be suspected.
Fire investigation has become a science in
recent years, and authorities and professional fire fighters
can learn a great deal about the fire and its origin by
a study of the scene.
Before you try to fake a fire, know how to
do it properly. For instance, lots of the new carpeting
on the market is now fire retardant, as there are many other
sympathetic materials. So rather than start a fire in the
middle of the room, start it under an electrical appliance
or from a stove burner that has "carelessly" been left on,
or some other likely spot.
Don't ever use gasoline or other traceable
materials to start your fire. Woodgrain alcohol is you best
starter because it burns away all traces.
One good fire in an area that will create
a lot of smoke from burning materials is preferred. Fire
investigators can trace the origin of the fire, and two
flames started simultaneously will immediately arouse suspicion.
It is not the flame that kills most victims
of a fire, but the inhalation of smoke. A fire victim will
have smoke present in his lungs. Therefore, if this is your
choice of extermination, your mark should be unconscious,
but breathing, when the fire is set. Make sure that no scratches
or bruises point to foul play. And remove the batteries
from all smoke detectors with gloved hands before you set
Never hang around to watch the fire you set.
Police have been known to photograph the crowd; that's how
a lot of pyromaniacs get caught. Don't let your curiosity
get the better of you!
BARE HAND KILLS, KNIVES, AND SILENT WEAPONS
All of these are primarily self defense methods
or tools. Who wants to take a chance with his bare hands
or a knife in a one-on-one confrontation when a gun is so
much quicker, cleaner and more effective and gives you so
much more leverage? A mark may risk a chance at defending
himself against your personal onslaught, but that cold steel
with the silencer attached shows right away that you mean
business and gets instant respect.
However, skillful knowledge and use of these
abilities is desirable and recommend. There may come a time
when you need a silent method for eliminating a mark in
a crowded area, or a way to quiet a bodyguard as noiselessly
as possible in order to get the mark.
As in all kill methods, be sure of your proficiency
before your life depend son it. Stay in top physical condition,
practice regularly until the moves become automatic and
study pressure points so you will know where to strike and
how much force to use for desired results.
an ice pick hidden against your arm as you
casually stroll past an unsuspecting victim in a crowded
place can e used to strike him a powerful kidney blow without
interrupting the natural swing of your arms as you pass.
Movies and fictitious stories like to show
the cutting of the victim's throat as a slice from ear to
ear. However, this is not the best, or preferred, method.
Using your six-inch, serrated blade knife,
stab deeply into the side of the victim's neck and push
the knife forward in a forceful movement. This method will
half decapitate the victim, cutting both his main arteries
and wind pipe, ensuring immediate death.
As described earlier, the proper way to make
a kill with the recommended knife is to twist the blade
before withdrawing it from a vital area. The serrated edge
will make an open, gaping wound that cannot be closed to
stop the bleeding.
You combat instructor should be able to teach
you a wide variety of skills with silent weapons, when to
use them and where to strike. You will develop your own
personal preferences and style.
There will hardly be a time when you will
kill with your bare hands unless you use your ability for
self-defense. A knife may be called for on occasion, and
should be carried with you on all your assignments in case
it is required. Silent weapons are specialty measures which
require skill an talent for effective use.
In any case, the object is to get to the mark,
complete your assignment, and get out, as cleanly and as
quickly as possible without drawing any unnecessary attention.
Poisons are sweet, silent and effective, and
some leave no traces. Poison is one of the hit man's best
If you know your mark's habits well enough,
the desired result can be achieved while you are sitting
miles away. If you make personal contact for their introduction,
poisons will give prompt, guaranteed results.
Because there is so much government regulation,
effective poisons are getting harder and harder to come
by. The recent Extra Strength Tylenol scare didn't help
matters. Yet, there are sources still available for your
At the local library, a very helpful assistant
led me to a reference section, where I copied down the name
and addresses of several large chemical suppliers (You don't
want "industrial" chemicals: they are janitorial supplies.)
I obtained phone numbers from information and called the
numbers systematically until I found the one that carried
the products I wanted. Under the guide of HM Research and
Development, I ordered the minimum amounts required and
sent along a money order for faster processing.
Later, I went so far as to have a company
letterhead made and sent inquires on certain chemicals,
minimum ordering requirements and costs to the suppliers
on my list. The letter went something like this:
Our firm is interested in obtaining small quantities of
the following chemicals for research purposes only. Please
send a quote on minimum purchase requirements, costs and
With the information
and catalogs I received from the suppliers who responded,
I started a file for future reference.
Newspapers and magazines often feature articles
on newly discovered toxic substances and as warnings about
misuse of everyday toxic chemicals.
Recently there has been quite a stink about
dioxin, a chemical waste material who's disposal the Environmental
protection Agency has not handled satisfactorily. it is
claimed that two ounces of this pure waste in powder form,
if set off by a small blast into the air we breathe, could
wipe pout the entire population of a large city. Poison
for thought, isn't it?
One of the luckiest sources for poisons that
I ever stumbled across was an air-head who worked in the
laboratory at a local hospital. This fellow would steal,
smuggle out and deliver almost anything I could request
in exchange for a bag of dope.
You might often find such a source for yourself,
but don't use him too often. His chances of becoming careless
in his efforts to satisfy his habit are great. You don't
need someone of this character telling anyone who he steals
the stuff for.
A chance visit to the local garden supply
turned up a wealth of unexpected information. The first
surprise was a booklet covering the poisonous plants, insects
and reptiles of my state. The book went into amazing detail
about the potency of each poison, the lethal amount, and
the resulting effects. I spent days scouting the woods and
garden centers, picking up plants to break down for my stash.
I smashed seeds, dried leaves and ground berries until the
wee hours of morning, placing each small bottle with a tight
cap and label.
Carolina or yellow jessamine, for instance,
is in the same plant family that produces strychnine and
curare. All parts are toxic. Aside from a variety of side
effects, death is brought about due to stoppage of breathing.
The flowering oleander is another good one.
All parts are very poisonous. Final effect is unconsciousness,
respiratory paralysis and death. People have been poisoned
by using the branches of this plant to skewer meat or stir
food. Even the smoke of burning oleander is poisonous.
Pokeweed, or inkberry, is entirely poisonous,
but especially the root. About two hours after eating, vomiting
and purging begins. Death is said to be caused by respiratory
One thoroughly chewed castor bean seed will
cause death within two weeks from uremia, with symptoms
beginning up to three days after ingestion.
The fruit pulp of the chinaberry tree is especially
poisonous. Toxic alkaloids attack the nervous system and
cause death by paralysis.
The list goes on and on ...
At the same garden center, I chanced to survey
the wide assortment of chemicals available for the do-it-yourselfer.
my favorite (and one that is highly recommended by several
other connoisseurs) is nicotine. A product called black
leaf 40 contains 40 percent nicotine. Nicotine is on the
restricted drug list and cannot be legally purchased in
pure form. Boil this liquid until all the water evaporates
and you will be left with a thick, lethal syrup. I prefer
injection into the bloodstream via dart or poison-filled
bullet. Placing it directly on the skin has never gotten
If you live in a coastal area, you might have
read recent newspaper warnings against eating the common
blowfish (also known as puffer). It seems that the bladder
of this saltwater fish contains tetrodotoxin, a poison which
is 150 thousand times more potent than curare. If the bladder
is accidentally broken during cleaning and the meat contaminated
by its contents, eating the fish will bring about blocked
nerves, causing all muscles to stop working. The victim
stops breathing and dies within minutes. There is no known
antidote, and the victims of such poisonings are often diagnosed
as having died from food poisoning.
If you don't live in a coastal area where
you can easily obtain one of these wonderful sources of
deadly poison, why not ask you local pet shop owner to order
one especially for your salt water aquarium.
Of course, all your poisons should be tested
prior to actual use. Because there metabolisms most resemble
that of man, try small amounts of the poisons you collect
on mice and rats. Dogs and cats can withstand much greater
dosages than humans and are not a good choice for valid
testing. After you have tested your poisons for effectiveness
and established your favorites you are ready to go to work.
The Mafia is said to have coated assassins'
bullets with garlic juice, supposedly fatal if it enters
the bloodstream, though safe to ingest. If this is true,
than how much more effective will it bot to fill your hollow
point bullets with the liquid poison of your choice to ensure
a job well done?
Dip your knife in the lethal drug. Star tips,
darts and ice picks become doubly effective when used in
combination with poison. Soak the mark's tea bags in the
potent additive. Empty his medication and refill all capsules
with milk-sugar except for one loaded dose. Let your imagination
The Poor Man's James Bond sold by Paladin
Press, give recipes for potassium cyanide and sodium cyanide,
both lethal granules. Effects of these poisons were tested
for us by a few previous users of Extra Strength Tylenol.
Poisons offer a quiet alternative to things
that go boom in the night and are well worth the effort
it takes to accumulate and test them.
Rumor has it that Jake T was causing friction
for some boys who brought in illegal substances on the West
Coast of Florida. Old Jake wanted a big piece of the action
and started throwing his weight around. Something had to
be done before Jake upset the apple cart.
A professional was brought in.
"I don't care how you do it," said the big
boss, "But it has to look natural. We don't want the heat
on our backs because some asshole with an overgrown ego
doesn't know how to mind his own business."
The professional followed old Jake discreetly
for a few days, checking for clues, habits and behaviors
that would help hymn make a decision on how to accomplish
He had watched Jake travel about town in his
four-by-four pickup with the shotguns hanging in the rear
window on the gun rack. He had picked up Jake's rather loose
routine. The only thing he knew for sure was that wherever
Jake went, he was always chewing on the end of a toothpick.
With that clue, he carefully soaked a toothpick
in the contents of the bladder of a blowfish he picked up
at the beach. After it dried, he placed the toothpick in
a conspicuous place on the dash of Jake's truck, within
reach of the steering wheel, and removed the other toothpicks
that were lying about.
About two days later, as Jake was getting
out of his truck, he dropped dead. Cause of death was determined
to be food poisoning.
ACCIDENTS AND SUICIDES
It takes a lot of knowledge and common sense
to efficiently fulfill a request for an apparent accidental
death or suicide. An autopsy and police investigation can
reveal a great deal about the accident and/or how the victim
really met his death.
For instance, a body found lying at the bottom
of a flight of stairs will have bruises, broken bones, and
marks. Unless you know how to fake these results or bring
about certain death from a real fall, you had better not
If the employer is requesting accidental death
to collect double indemnity on an insurance policy, have
him read the fine print again. many times these policies
also pay double for violent deaths, so a foiled robbery
or a burglary may be more in line with your abilities.
Faked suicides are very tricky too. A left-handed
man will not shoot himself with his right hand. A man who
jumps off a building to his death will not hit the pavement
twenty feet from that building. Distance alone will indicate
whether he jumped or was thrown. A person with a phobia
for heights would choose a suicide method other than jumping
from a building., And many a hanging has been discovered
to be a result of foul play because the knot was tied in
the wrong direction, or because there was no evidence of
a ladder or other way for the victim to get his head into
Contrary to popular belief, most suicides
do not leave notes. Usually these people are so depressed
that all they want is out. So if your mark is not visibly
depressed and all seems to be going right with him in the
world, immediate suspicion may result from his death.
If you are qualified to fulfill a suicide
or accidental death request, you should charge more for
the hit based on your superior knowledge and abilities.
MAKING A RELUCTANT VICTM TALK
At times it will be an imperative part of
your job assignment hat you extract certain information
from the mark before he meets his fate. Most people will
tell you anything you want to know, even when they are sure
they are about to die, just to buy a few extra seconds or
minutes of life. But there are a stubborn few who will take
their secrets to their graves rather than break, even in
the face of death. Sometimes you can pretend to bargain
with these obstinate martyrs, even though you fully intend
to carry out your contract once you receive the desired
I had the opportunity to accompany a master
of persuasion on an assignment a few years ago. Although
small in stature, this full-blooded Indian was ruthless
in obtaining the information he came for. The mark was a
much larger man, outweighing the Indian by more than eighty
pounds. With my help, we subdued the giant, stripped him
to the waist and tied him into a wooden arm chair.
"Talk," ordered the Indian.
The Indian pulled an ice pick from his pocket.
The giant looked from the point of the pike
to the Indian and then to me, as if begging for my intervention.
I shrugged my shoulders in a helpless gesture.
The Indian circled the giant slowly. Suddenly
he stopped and inserted the tip of the pick into the giant's
upper arm about a quarter of an inch. When he withdrew his
pick, there was a sickening little popping sound as blood
spurted from the wound for a second, then stopped.
"Talk," repeated the Indian.
Several stabs later, the giant was quivering
like a jellyfish, his body like a pincushion, while the
Indian was getting more and more into his work.
Suddenly he grew tired of the ice pick game.
With a malicious grin, he pulled a pair of pliers from his
other hip pocket and gave me a sly wink. Pointedly, methodically,
he began with the giant's little finger on his left hand
and crunched each knuckle slowly with the pliers. It seemed
to no effort at all on his part as the soft bone gave way
under the force of the simple tool. he ha only gotten to
the third finger when the giant began to cry like a baby
and spill his guts. The Indian listened, asked a few questions,
then unstrapped the trembling giant and set him free. The
big man raced for the door and into the night.
I'm not sure, but I think the Indian was a
bit disappointed that it all ended so quickly. But the stain
on the front of his pants showed that he had enjoyed himself
There is no end to the various ways of torturing
a mark until he would tell you what you want to know, and
die just to get over it. Sometimes all it takes is putting
a knife to his throat. not from behind with the blade across
the throat the way they do in the movies, but from the front
where the tip of the blade creasing the soft hollow of the
throat, where the victim can see the gleaming steel and
realizes what damage it would do if it fully penetrated.
Most people would much prefer the compassionate
quick release of a bullet to the slow torturous death of
being cut and watching their own lifeblood seep from their
body. And even facing death, they tend to want to leave
the body behind to be whole and dignified instead of a mutilated,
You may threaten, bargain, torture or mutilate
to get the information you want, and you must be prepared
to use whatever method works.
HOW TO GET RID OF THE CORPUS DELICTI
If disposing of the body becomes part of your
job assignment, you should charge a hefty additional sum.
The risks you take in carrying out the request and the extra
time you spend with the corpse are certainly deserving of
higher compensation. There are many options, and the one
you choose will depend on the circumstances of your particular
job and location.
If you have a really strong stomach, you can
always cut the body into sections and pack it into an ice
chest for transportation and disposal at various spots across
Or, you can simply cut off the head after
burying the body. Take the head into some deserted location,
place a stick of dynamite into the mouth, and blow the telltale
dentition to smithereens! After this, authorities can't
use the victims' dental records to identify his remains.
As the body decomposes, fingerprints will disappear and
no real evidence will be left from which to make positive
identification. You can even clip off the fingertips and
bury them separately.
Orf course, there are many easier and less
gruesome methods for disposing of the corpse. We all know
the story of how the mob buries the body in the still of
the night in some footer for a multistory building where
cement is to be poured the next day.
Or the one about tying cement blocks to the
body and dumping it into the river. But there's a lot more
to it than that. If you choose to sink the corpse, you must
first make several deep stabs into the body's lungs (from
just under the rib cage) and belly. This is necessary because
gases released during decomposition will bloat these organs,
causing the body to rise to the surface of the water.
The corpse should be weighted with the standard
concrete blocks, but it must be wrapped from head to toe
with heavy chain as well, to keep the body from departing
and floating in chunks to the surface. After the fishes
and natural elements have done their works, the chain will
drag the bones into the muddy sentiment.
If you bury the body, again deep stab wounds
should be made to allow gases to escape. A bloating corpse
will push the earth up as it swells. Pour in lime to prevent
the horrible odor of decomposition, and lye to make that
decomposition more rapid.
Quicksand, the open sea, caves in isolated
areas and abandoned wells are all potential places to get
rid of the body.
Preplan your actions. Know what you're going
to do with the corpse before you pull that trigger. be flexible
enough to make sudden changes in your plan should some unexpected
DEALING WITH MAN'S BEST FRIEND
You've probably heard the saying, "There are
many ways to kill a rabbit." A greater problem for the hit
man is finding a way to silence a barking dog. An overzealous
dog in the neighborhood, and more particularly, the mark's
own canine, presents a problem that must be dealt with.
If you can get to the dog without too much risk to yourself,
you can feed it ground glass in raw hamburger a few days
before the hit; the animal will die a slow and miserable
death. Unfortunately, the ultimate demise of his best friend
and protector may put the mark on guard for your impending
As I stated before, dogs can take much larger
amounts of poison than a man's fragile system can handle.
You will have to experiment to come up with the best available
poison and the proper dosage, which may mean a definite
decrease in the canine population of your own neighborhood.
Poison placed inside a capsule and buried
in a ball of meat is one method to use. However, this means
waiting whatever time it takes for the poison to get into
the dog's system to do its work. I have found that if the
dog gets a taste of the poison, he may spit the meat out
or that some poisons will cause him to throw up his stomach
contents in a very short time. And some pets are so finicky
that they will eat carefully around any pill or capsule,
leaving it as evidence in the bottom of the dog dish.
Shooting a dog will create a loud and continuous
string of yelps and howls that may alert the countryside,
unless you are an expert marksman and can shoot to kill
with one shot. The best spot to go for is right behind and
under the ear where the brain is located. Even then, be
prepared for that one long yelp before death occurs. In
fact, almost anything you do to a dog will bring out that
resounding, attention drawing yelp.
A house dog and family pet will normally keep
a distance between you and him while he barks his head off
to alert his family that danger is present. An attack dog,
on the other hand, should charge ferociously. The only advantage
of coming face to face with an attack dog is that once he
sinks his teeth into something, the barking will stop. If
you know an attack dog is on the scene, bring material to
wrap your arm to prevent his breaking the skin when he makes
his attack. As he charges, offer the wrapped arm and let
him sink his teeth into the material. Once he has a good,
tight hold, place your free forearm on the back of his neck
as a brace. Then jerk the arm he is biting up and back quickly
to break his neck. Or, you can just as easily cut his throat
while you have him in that position.
a hypodermic needle filled with poison or
a poison tipped dart shot through a blow gun seems to give
the best results.
HOMEWORK AND SURVEILLANCE
THE ABSOLUTELY MOST ESSENTIAL part of any
successful operation is accurate information. Even with
the finest weapon and the most sophisticated equipment available,
without accurate information you'll be all dressed up with
nowhere to go. Or, worse yet, you may crash the wrong party.
Only a fool will rush right into a job without
doing his homework. You have to know your target, whether
it's a job for hire or a personal endeavor. Every scrap
of up-to-date information you can gather inconspicuously
should be assembled and studied to guarantee the success
of you operation. Information requirements will vary, depending
on the type and difficulty of the job. Even the most minute,
seemingly unimportant detail can be just the very item you
need. Everything your employer knows, you should know.
The best way to gather the necessary facts
to plan your job is to use an information sheet as a guideline
so nothing will be left out. You can have your employer
fill it out himself, but you will get better information
(once you have a bond of mutual trust and price has been
agreed upon) if you ask the questions and fill it our as
he supplies the information.
UNtil you actually do the job, the information
sheet is just harmless data. However, if it falls into the
wrong hands and you go ahead with the job, it could very
well prove conspiracy. So keep it in a safe place away from
prying eyes and nosy snoopers. After you do the job, the
information sheet, along with any photos, maps, diagrams,
house keys and other paraphernalia will become incriminating
evidence linking you to the crime. So memorize and get rid
of all your information before you leave to do the job.
The best way to rid yourself of this evidence
is to burn it all, crumble the cooled residue, and scatter
it in the wind. If you burn it indoors, flush it down the
toilet. But make sure you are not near any smoke detectors
or you may have company at the most inopportune time. Just
see that all this information is done away with in some
manner that will inhibit its reconstruction.
On the following pages is a sample information
sheet to show the depth of the information required to plan
an efficient, successful job. Each job will be different,
so the categories will carry in their importance. For instance,
if a man lives alone, it may become important to know is
he has a dog who will bark, warning the owner of your impending
intrusion or alerting the neighborhood that something is
amiss. If a man lives with several other people, however,
it may become important to know his regular routine and
where he hands out when he is not at work or at home.
Your thinking, pattern and technique should
be flexible and imaginative. You may want to develop your
own information-gathering system based on your personal
needs and preferences.
Using this information complete on the sample
form;, we come to the following conclusions:
Items 1,2,3,5 and 24 supply physical
information to enable positive identification of the mark.
Edward Nathan Jones (AKA Eddie or Fat Boy) can be mentally
pictures as a middle-aged, overweight man who is more than
likely too out of shape to make any positive effort to defend
himself against our onslaught. The photograph supplied will
help greatly in making a positive identification. However,
if the photo were not available, the indicated mole, scar
and habitual cigar would be of great benefit, along with
the detailed physical description.
Items 9 through 20 and 23 give clues
to his emotional makeup. Our mark is basically a
loner. He lives alone, has few friends or outside interests,
preferring to remain within the confines of his apartment
watching TV during his free time. He is a heavy drinker,
although he does not abuse any type of drug. The that he
is a homosexual will preclude the sudden appearance of a
girlfriend. It was stated in item 23 that he is afraid of
sexual contact of any kind since his brush with the law
eight years ago. He may be jut a bit paranoid, since he
does keep a loaded weapon close at hand in the apartment.
His previous fighting ability will more than likely pose
no threat, since his excess weight will slow him down considerably
and make him short-winded.
Items 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 25,and
26 indicate again that his lifestyle precludes
heavy traffic flow at the place where he lives. Although
his job is an unimportant one and he drives to and from
work alone, a study of the drawings in items 25 and 26 as
well as the photos provided make the apartment the initial
choice for making the hit. The fact that he does not deal
of partake of illegal drugs and that he has no known sexual
pastimes shows that he will usually be found alone. The
absence of burglar alarms or watchdogs would indicate that
he feels relatively safe within the confines of his apartment,
relying only on his own abilities and the loaded .38 for
self-protection. Since his own car is the only one usually
present in the reserved parking area, a quick check of the
tag numbers should be enough to verify he is alone before
you make your move.
Items 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 20
offer potential methods for making the hit.
Items 7 shows that he travels to and from
work alone. A well-planned "traffic accident" or "hit and
run" might be in order. Or even a well-placed rifle shot
from a distance.
Item 11 might inspire some other type of accident
in the home while the mark is under the influence of the
alcohol he is known to drink heavily. Or, some really good
poison, like cyanide, might be added to a bottle of wine
he has chilling in the refrigerator.
The negative responses to items 12, 13, 14
and 15 rule out "Accidental" death due to drug overdose.
IF he were a drug dealer, a fake rip-off might have been
used as the cover. Or perhaps he would have indulged in
a bad bag of dope.
Since he has no dealings with women, item
16 is of little help. A woman would be no use in keeping
him occupied or luring him to the spot of your choice.
Item 20 might be a good alternative. If the
mark has a bad heart, the mere presence of a venomous snake
in his bed or mailbox might bring about an immediate heart
Based on the overall picture, however, quick,
silent entry and the muffled blast of your .22 is the preferred
route. The mark's physical attributes, his emotional makeup
and his lifestyle would indicate that it might be days before
any foul play is detected. The layout of the apartment complex
and the position of his apartment make it an ideal place
to make a hit.
The decision has been made.
You may have noticed no personal information
was requested from the employer as to why he wanted
the hit performed. neither was their any reference to the
employer, his name or location. It is not necessary for
you to know why the employer wants the mark taken out. If
he tells you, fine. Otherwise, don't ask. The employer is
the judge. You are merely the executioner. Your job, once
the information is provided, is to study it to arrive at
your own conclusions as to how the job will be accomplished
or whether additional information will have to be obtained
on your own.
Give the employer what he has paid for: the
cleanest, most efficient and professional services possible.
Surveillance can be a tedious and sometimes
boring part of your job. It can mean sitting in sweltering
heat or freezing cold for hours on end while you try not
to look conspicuously out of place or draw attention to
yourself. It means hoping to gather enough information to
put together some ideas of how the mark thinks and acts
so you can plan when and how to make your move.
When a complete packet of information is supplied
by the employer at the time you make the contract, surveillance
can be cut down to a few routine checks of places the mark
is known to frequent and a couple of runs to establish positive
identification and correct addresses. If for some reason
the employer cannot provide the information required for
advance planning, of course the fee he pays and the expense
money advanced will Ben higher to cover the extra risks
and time involved in assuring success of the job.
The key here, as always, is discretion. The
use of disguises will enable you to move about more freely.
It is much to your advantage that no one recognize your
true identity or remember your actual description.
Surveillance techniques vary from job to job,
depending on the area where the mark lives and his personal
and social habits. A man in a large city will be much easier
to watch or tag that a man in a small town or rural community.
In the city, you blend with the crowd and the crowd tends
to mind its own business. In a small area, an outsider will
immediately inspire curiosity.
In some places, an unusual car parked on the
roadside with a lone man seated behind the wheel for an
extended period of time may have terrified mothers reporting
its presence to the authorities. In other places, the same
man could sit in the same car all day and no one would give
him a second glance.
The object is to check the conditions that
exist on each particular job before you formulate your plan.
No matter how high your IQW, or how sharp your weapon skills,
if you lack basic common sense, you won't make it as a professional
in this field.
One fellow I know accepted a contract on an
old country boy who has known to be a big drug dealer. The
mark was always on the go and never in one place at the
same time twice. And traffic at the mark's home was heavy,
moving in and out in a steady stream. The hit man followed
the mark for several days and never could establish the
proper time or place to make a quiet hit. Finally, in frustration,
he got into his "good OLE country boy" outfit and knocked
on the mark's front door.
"Charlie 'round?" the hit man drawled as he
spat a mouth of chew on the ground.
"Naw, he ain't here," came the reply.
"Reckon I could catch him over at Pete's Bar4?"
our friend inquired as he bent to wipe the dust from his
"Maybe later. He's out at the packing house
right now," the young man informed him. "I 'spect him to
come back by here 'bout five or six o'clock."
"Thank you much, "our friend said, tipping
his hat politely. "Just tell him Clyde stopped by and I'll
be seeing him later."
Back in his pickup truck, "Clyde" drove to
the packing house he had surveyed earlier. he knew it was
a cover for transporting the drugs cross-country. The decision
now was whether to hit the mark here, or wait until later
when he was known to be visiting Pete's Bar.
Luckily there was a vacant parking spot to
the left of the mark's car. he turned the radio on and country
music filled the air. Leaning his head back against the
seat, he pulled hi hat down to cover his eyes as though
he were napping. He was still in that position when the
unsuspecting mark bent to unlock his car forty-five minutes
The muffled sound of three shots to mark's
head went unnoticed by the workers in the packing house.
The body was not discovered until several hours later when
the shift ended. By then, our friends was safely miles away.
A difficult hit had been successfully completed!
If you expect your surveillance to entail
tedious hours of watching and waiting, there are some things
you can do to make yourself more comfortable during that
time. If it's cold out, dress warmly and carry a blanket
to cover yourself so you won't have to run the car to keep
the heater going. Pack a thermos of coffee or cold drinks
and some food so you won't have to leave your position when
you get hungry. Bring a portable radio of cassette player
so you won't drain your car battery. Don't bring any reading
material. You can't watch and read, although a book or newspaper
may be used as a prop. To fill the time, you make check
out books on cassette from the library and listen while
Fill your tank before you start out. You never
know when the mark may be on the move, and many a tail has
been lost because the tank ran out before the mark did.
If you can afford them and are able to get
inside to plant them, quarter sized bugging devices are
not available that will pick up conversation up to two miles
away on an unused radio frequency. The bugs can be planted
in the house, inside a frequently worn jacket, inside the
car, and so on, giving you the leverage of knowing what
is going on from a perfectly legitimate spot within a two-mile
Binoculars, infra-red photography, Star-light
scopes and bugging devices all have their time and place.
Unfortunately, nothing will ever replace the basic sit and
At night, perhaps circumstances will allow
you to approach a little closer to take a peek, or even
go inside for a preliminary investigation. But don't ever
take risks gathering information that may not be necessary.
Use common sense!
Remember these important rules: If, for any
reason, you can be placed at the jobsite by witnesses, scratch
that job for a later time or eliminate it altogether.
If you are working out of town and get a traffic
ticket, Call the job off.
If you are doing surveillance and the cops
come to check out your reason for loitering in the area,
call the job off.
If you run into a neighbor or repairman while
you are snooping around the mark's house, Call the job
Don't let any little detail link you to
YOU'VE READ ALL THE suggested reading material,
you've honed your mind, body and reflexes into a precision
piece of professional machinery. You've assembled the necessary
tools and learned to use them efficiently. Your knowledge
of dealing death has increased to the point where you have
a choice of methods. Finally, you are confident and competent
enough to accept employment. Where do you start?
Placing advertisements in military and gun
magazines may get results .. but not the type you are after.
The only response one fellow I know got was a personal visit
from the FBI -- which certainly is not conducive to the
preferred low profile. Even though he used a post office
box, Big brother was able to track him down with little
effort. I do not recommend that you use this method of solicitation,
or that you respond to these ads.
Your best bet as a beginner is to of through
a personal acquaintance whom you trust and who is capable
of paying for your services. This person will be aware of
your interest in weapons, your combat training and your
unconventional attitude. If he has a problem that needs
solving, approach him gently to see how serious he is about
getting it taken care of. You may start out as a bodyguard,
courier, or messenger. DO whatever it takes to build your
credibility. Based on his opinion of your trustworthiness
and abilities he may recommend to you someone who can take
advantage of the services you offer, even though he may
not have an immediate need. You will find that most of your
jobs will come as a direct result of personal recommendations
from previously satisfied customers.
Use the reference materials suggested in Chapter
1. Your local newspaper will offer a host of potential employment
opportunities. Even a local gossip source. How many times
have you heard about someone who has been burned and is
eager of revenge?
In most cases, it would be very unwise and
unhealthy to use the direct approach on your first contract,
especially if the prospective employer is someone you don't
know on a personal basis. Neither are telephone contacts
or written communications advisable.
Be suspicious of anyone who approaches you
directly about any illegal activity, unless, of course,
that person has alre3ady established a bond of trust. And
remember that moving too fast can scare away a potential
employer with ready cash in his pocket.
If you've heard or read of someone capable
of paying for your services and with a definite need you
can fill, but you don't personally know that person, there
are a few ways to make yourself available inconspicuously.
If possible, have a mutual acquaintance introduce you to
him or her. The mutual acquaintance should be someone who
has already established a bond of trust with the prospective
employer so that his acceptance of you will be as good as
a personal recommendation. If no mutual acquaintance is
available, study the potential employer's habits and find
a way to make yourself known to him. If he often visits
the same bar, for instance, you can make it a point to become
a familiar face in the crowd. Whenever possible, make it
a point to introduce yourself, gain his confidence (don't
be pushy) and tactfully bring the subject of conversation
around to his problems and needs. Using common sense and
food intuition, you will know when the time is right to
offer your discreet services, and he will recognize your
The most important thing to keep in mind is
the financial capability of the prospective employer. Your
very first question in considering any employment opportunity
is: Can this man pay for my professional services?
If you are in this line of work because of
the power you feel when you make a kill or because you have
a reckless, daring nature and get a thrill from flirting
with death, keep these personal reasons to yourself. As
far as the employer is concerned, you are only in it for
When the subject is finally broached and the
conversation gets down to the nitty gritty, listen to the
man as he talks. Check him out to see if you really want
to become involved in his personal affairs.
Is he full of hot air -- just a big talker
-- or is her serious about eliminating his problem?
Does he have the personal courage to carry
out, or have you carry out, the solution he is after?
Will he be overburdened by guilt and remorse
Is he cautious in his conversation? Is he
appraising you just as hard as you are appraising him?
How tough is he? Will he break under pressure
and point a finger at you?
Does he brag or tell stories "Out of school"?
If he tells you about other hits he's fronted or starts
to name names, he talks too much. Forget him.
Does he come right down and ask you to make
a hit for him before he has determined your qualifications?
If so, he may be asking people all over town. you don't
need that type of conversation following a prospective mark
During that initial conversation, you both
should be mentally asking these questions of each other.
but no actual conversation about a contract or the identity
of the mark should be discussed unless unusual circumstances
make it proper.
Let a short period of time go by, if possible,
before your second meeting. Use this time to analyze your
potential employer and decide whether you are willing to
risk offering your services.
Follow your gut feelings. If the man acts
earnest and sincere, if he meets all the questions you have
posed in your mind while you talked, if he seems on the
up and up and yet you still have a gut feeling that something
is just no right, follow your intuition and back off.
The employer should have a healthy respect
for your ability and be aware of the consequences should
he decide to cross you. At the same time, a man with that
kind fi money to spend can pay someone to waste you/
If he's too condescending, your intuition should tell you
At the second meeting, gently maneuver the
conversation to the real purpose of your visit. You may
want to initially operate under the guise of knowing someone
else who may be willing to fulfill his needs. If he tactfully
asks if your services are available, you can just as tactfully
request information about what he wants done. He should
be willing and able to provide you with all the information
you need to do a clean and efficient job, and a price should
be agreed on.
Prices vary according to risk involved, social
or political prominence of the victim, difficulty of the
assignment, and other factors. A federal judge recently
brought a price of $250,000, for example. A county sheriff
might bring $75,000 to $100,000.
In some cases, your employer may expect to
receive hefty benefits from double indemnity life insurance
clauses. If so, you should be notified in advance that this
is an "insurance job."
Is the intended victim close enough to the
employer that his being the beneficiary will arouse any
suspicion? Is the policy an old one, or one he recently
purchased and wants to collect on? Is the amount to be collected
way out of proportion to the victim's lifestyle and means?
Consider these question before you accept
the job and get your money up front! Otherwise, you
may be standing in the bread lines while you wait for the
money to come through. Or your employer may have long since
become a prime suspect in someone's investigation.
Depending on the benefits of the insurance
policy, it is not uncommon to collect one-fourth to one-half
of the expected monies for your services.
The risk is all on your shoulders until the
job is complete. Your contract amount should be at least
enough to hire the services of a good attorney if anything
should go wrong. It is not recommended that you take any
contract that pays less than $30,000, and that is working
mighty cheap. To work for any amount less would be amateurish,
There are guys all over town who will kill a man for $50
to $5000. And the people who hire these thugs usually get
exactly what they pay for.
There are two good reasons for setting a $30,000
minimum for your services. First, the risks involved are
high. You could become injured or lose your life while attempting
to carry out your assignment. But worse yet, you might make
some mistakes that will cost your freedom or bring capital
punishment as the penalty. A fee of $5,000 or even $10,000
will be of little consolation as you wait helplessly behind
Second, because the risks are so high and
employment opportunities are limited, the money you earn
should be sufficient to carry you over until your next job
comes along. Unless you live in a very large city like New
York or Chicago, you will want to limit the number of jobs
you do in your own hometown. Most hit men like to limit
contracts to one or two a year, for obvious reasons.
It is a good idea to have your employer promise
to cover any legal expenses as part of your agreement. This
can be done through a discreet arrangement with his attorney,
should those legal services become necessary. This acts
as a sort of insurance for both of you.
You should receive expense money up
front on all jobs. This money is separate and not included
in the contract amount.
Expenses generally run between $500 and $5000,
depending on the type of job and the job location. The money
will cover travel, lodging, food, accessories such as disguises
and equipment (since all of these things are disposable),
and will enable you to replace any throwaway weapon you
use on that particular job. Any amount leftover belongs
to you. But don't cut any corners trying to make an extra
buck. Give the man the most professional job his money can
Generally, the method used to make the hit
is at the contractors discretion. If the employer requests
that a certain method be used, making the job more difficult
and dangerous by your being obligated to follow his explicit
instructions, you are entitled to ask for a higher fee.
"Accidental" death and "suicides" are included in these
special requests, as are disposing of a body, arson, and
In most cases, it is common to receive half
o the contract amount and all expense money up front, and
half upon satisfactory completion. Of course, these monies
are to be paid in cash/
At the third meeting, the employer should
provide you with an envelope containing the assembled information
requested, expense monies and the contract amount according
to your agreement. Your acceptance of this material and
monies from your employer represents your acceptance of
his offer for employment and his acceptance of your ability
to do the required job in an efficient and timely manner.
The employer, in most cases, should not know
exactly when the actual hit will take place. He may, however,
give you a deadline based on his personal needs. Otherwise,
you should inform him that the deed will be performed "within
thirty days" (or whatever time frame you have established
based on the information provided.)
In addition to his not knowing exactly when
the hit will take place, he should not know how it
will take place unless the method to be used is a specific
part of your agreement. Afterwards., he is not entitled
to any details of how the actual job went down. It is better
for both of you if the only information available to your
employer is the same information made available to the general
If the employer is a close friend of business
associate, your relationship should continue in the usual
fashion without interruption. It is best for both of you
to continue with your usual life patterns.
If you normally visit one another's homes,
continue to do so. If you meet for lunch or play golf on
occasion, continue to do so. If you usually frequent the
same bar and share a few drinks, don't start treating one
another as strangers now./
Keep things the same as they were before you
made your death-dealing partnership. Don't arouse suspicion
or start gossip.
If the employer is someone you hardly know
and this is purely a business venture, work out some code
of contact when the job is complete so the employer will
know you are ready for payoff on the remainder of your contract
money. The code can be as simple as a telephone call:
"Hello. Is Margaret Smith there?"
"I'm sorry, you have the wrong number."
Once you have completed your part of the agreement,
the majority of the risk and responsibility is transferred
to the employer -- and he has as much to lose as you do.
Just remember, a satisfied customer may be your best source
for future employment opportunities.
GETTING THE JOB DONE
At the beginning of this book you read an
account of an actual hit going down.
as you probably noted, most of the detail
concerning the events covered concerned the efforts to conceal
the true identity, avoid public attention, and make sure
no incriminating evidence was left behind.
The kill is the easiest part of the job. People
kill one another every day. It takes no great effort to
pull a trigger or plunge a knife. It is being able to do
so in a manner that will not link yourself or your employer
to the crime that makes you a professional.
Public assassinations are sometimes necessary
but are messy and draw immediate attention. Quiet, one-on-one
confrontations are much to be preferred, especially when
your skills and expertise give you a distinct advantage
in the situation.
Why did our hit man choose to fly and rent
a car when other methods of t4ransportation were available?>
Why go to all the trouble to use elaborate disguises and
keep changing false identifications? Why register at the
motel for only two days and pay cash in advance>? Why
let an incompetent desk clerk get away with overcharging
him for food and improperly preparing his order?
And why, after the job was completed and he
knew he had plenty of time to make his escape, did he go
to so much trouble to dispose of a perfectly good weapon,
disguise and a pair of shoes that he could possibly have
Of course, no two jobs will be handled the
same, but the following pages will explain why the hit man
in this case chose to act as he did... and why the crime
PART ONE: GETTING THERE
Your expense money, down payment on the contract
and complete information about the mark is in your possession.
Photographs were provided, and enough information is available
for you to make a tentative plan for the assault.
Study the information sheet. Memorize floor
plans, descriptions and details. Then, if you feel confident
that you won't need to refer to the data again, destroy
it in a manner that will prohibit restoration.
If you feel you may need to carry the data
with you to the jobsite, mail it yourself and carry the
unopened envelope. Even law enforcement officials should
be leery of opening sealed mail without probably cause and
the necessary legal documents.
Then, just before you leave to complete your
assignment, open the envelope, review the contents and destroy
in the manner described above. If something goes wrong as
the job goes down, you certainly don't want the authorities
to find such incriminating evidence in your possession.
Your employer wouldn't appreciate carelessness on your part
The next task to be faced is getting yourself
and your equipment to the jobsite.
Any travel agent will be happy to make arrangements
for travel, lodging and a car rental for you at now charge.
Simply call a travel agency, give a false name, tell the
agent your destination, when you want to leave, and ask
for an open return flight home.
The travel agent will want your phone number
to call you back when the information you request is assembled.
You can get around giving out your number by telling her
you are using a neighbor's telephone or that you're going
out for the afternoon and will call her alter in the day
to get the information. This way, the agent will see your
face for only a few brief minutes when you go down to pay
cash for your tickets, which will be prepared in the
false name you gave. There will be no record of your true
identity, phone number or address, and airlines don't require
identification for tickets paid in cash.
However, identification is required for car
rental, so don't make such arrangements through a travel
agent. And don't make motel reservations in the same name
used on your flight tickets. you need not make it any easier
than necessary for anyone to identify you between your point
of departure and the crime scene.
If for some reason you cannot fly, you may
have to drive. Trains and buses are much too slow and the
trip would tire you considerably. but if time permits, train
and bus may be the safest method available. In any
event never use your own automobile as a means to
getting to the jobsite. A rental car would work best.
Car rental agencies require a valid driver's
license and one major credit car as identification even
when you pay cash. This is a security measure for them to
guard against theft. So if you plan to rent a car, even
for cash, a fake or stolen set of identification is in order.
(Make sure you get a car with unlimited mileage and a trunk
for locked storage).
Obviously, your risk factor is greatly increased
when you drive. Even a minor violation can place your location
at a particular time, so the driver's license you use must
match the name on the rental contract just in case. God
forbid that you should become involved in an accident! But
should any situation occur where your face has been clearly
seen, placing you in the area where the hit is to go down,
either cancel the contract immediately or put it off for
a while. Your employer will understand and will be grateful
for your precautions.
When using a rental car, always carry enough
cash to cover any major breakdowns that may occur. Even
though the agency normally foots these bills, this is a
part of the price you pay for anonymity.
Sometimes it is good to cover your trail by
flying into a large city a few hundred miles from where
the hit is to take place. You can rent a car there and travel
to the job location. If you choose to travel this way, steal
an out of state tag while you are out-of-state. Stolen
tags only show up on the police computer of the state in
which they are stolen. You will use the tag to replace the
rental tag when you go to make the actual hit. In that way,
any suspicion or checks on the parked car will not Ben traced
back to the rental agency or to you.
TRANSPORTING YOUR TOOLS
You can't work without your tools, and you
can't count on being able to purchase them when you get
to where you're going. Even with proper false identification,
there may be residency requirements or waiting periods,
so you need your own, dependable selection of weapons from
Of course, you'd never get through airport
security with a gun on your person. But you can carry
one in your luggage if you notify airport personnel in advance
and it will be stored in the cargo compartment. Otherwise,
you may have some embarrassing questions to answer as that
suitcase does through airport x-rays. But even if you get
permission to pack your gun in your luggage, how will explain
that little sound muffling tube that is attached to the
If time allows, you can ship everything UPS
or by bus or common carrier, with pickup at the terminal
by the addressee (fictitious name) when you arrive. Or,
you can use Express Mail -- next day arrival guaranteed
-- post office to post office, which may or may not require
ID by addressee at time of pick-up.
However you choose to transport your weapons,
pack them well! Use a metal, foam-lined box or two or more
cardboard cartons packed one inside the other as your shipping
container. Disassemble guns and other metal parts and roll
them in soft cloth, newspapers, or clothes you plan to wear
on the job. Include several extra pairs of rubber gloves
and clean work shows, unless you plan to carry these items
If you are driving and for some reason have
no choice but to transport these dangerous tools with you
in a car, pack well as above and gift-wrap or prepare as
if for mailing. Carry the wrapped box in the locked trunk
of the car, out of public view, to prevent theft or suspicion.
If the package is small enough of it inside a large suitcase
or metal footlocker, use a combination lock as a double
safety precaution on your outer container. Authorities and
crooks alike are known for confiscating keys; however, a
search warrant with probable cause may be necessary for
the authorities to get you to open the combination lock.
Note: Every item you use on a job should be
considered disposable Then you won't have to worry
about how to ship these items home again.
You are enroute. Your tools on the way via
Express Mail. You are travelling under an assumed name.
Everything you purchase is paid for in cash.
Anything you buy is a necessity -- food, lodging, transportation.
You will use only bills in small denominations, not crisp
new one hundred dollar bills. You don't want to draw any
attention to yourself or become memorable.
You are working. This is your job and you
are a professional. You will purchase no gifts or souvenirs,
nothing that ma7y point a finger to your locations along
the way. This means specifically items like pottery labeled
"Made in Mexico," shells marked "Souvenir of Florida" and
You will not become involved with women --
on any level -- while you are on assignment. Women have
an eerie way of memorizing quickly and in fine detail any
man that shows a sexual interest in them. Save pleasure
for after business.
You will not drink, even socially, nor will
you take any drugs or stimulants. If you need artificial
courage, you should try some other career.
You will make no long distance phone calls.
The phone company computer will be recording the numbers
You will be careful of the food you eat and
the water you drink. You don't want a case of food poisoning
or dysentery to hamper timely accomplishment of your assignment.
You will not draw any unnecessary attention
to yourself in any way. You won't over- or under-tip. you
won't be drawn into any memorable conversations. You won't
exhibit any rude or argumentative behavior. Your profile
will be low and nondisruptive for the duration of the assignment.
Though inside you are like a wild animal stalking his prey,
others may view you as yet another passive wimp! Let them.
If the waiter is too slow, be patient. If
the clerk doesn't give back the right change, forget it.
If the food is bad, don't eat it. Don't let any little incident
cause anyone to remember your face later.
PART TWO: DESTINATION
The excitement is building as your plane comes
in for a landing. Where will you stay, and how will you
Unless you know your way around and can use
mass transit to your advantage, you will probably need to
rent a car. Nothing flashy, and in a solid color. Ask for
a city map at the rental agency or purchase one at the airport
newsstand if one was not provided by the employer.
A place to stay is the next priority. It can
be any motel, fancy or cheap, but it should be in close
proximity to the jobsite to prevent excessive travel. In
fact, if you can find one within walking or jogging distance
of the hit, you can forego the car rental and taxi to the
motel (not to the jobsite!). Just don't over or under
tip the driver or get into any extensive conversation with
him. This is where a disguise can come in handy.
Check into the motel using a fictitious name.
Identification is not required when you pay cash. Register
for only two days maximum. If you stay is to be longer than
two days, change motels and use another name. When you register,
use a made-up tag number to correspond to the fictitious
address you give.
If you are in town six days, you will have
used five different identities -- one for the plane tickets,
one for the care rental, and three different names used
at three different motels. This should cause some real
headaches for anyone trying to pin down your exact location.
Especially if you keep changing your appearance as you change
If you are using a car, keep driving to a
minimum. In a strange area, your risks of traffic violations
and accidents increase tremendously. Just remember, while
you are out, to "borrow" a tag for use when you are ready
to make your move.
Of course you will have to call for your equipment
if you preshipped it to yourself. And you will have to drive,
jog or stroll past the places your mark is known to haunt(
no pun intended!) After these initial checks you can determine
whether you will stick to your original plan or if changes
are in order.
Before you leave to do the job, and each time
you change motels, you will thoroughly wipe down your room
so it will be clean of fingerprints. Make sure you leave
no personal items behind that will be proof of your presence.
This is a precautionary measure.
As you dress for the job, certain precautions
should be taken. Clean tennis shoes should be worn during
the job, because the ones you wore before may have traces
of soil from your home town which will leave an important
clue for the investigators. The shows don't have to be new,
just clean. And since the police can take impressions to
ascertain height and weight of the criminal, it doesn't
hurt to wear a size larger shoe than normal or even add
a weight belt to throw off the investigation. Soft soled
tennis shoes are quiet and good for running, should the
Clothing, of course, will have to suit the
area, particularly if the job is to be done during the day
or in a public place. For night work, you can wear your
regular clothing under a pair of overalls if the coveralls
will not arouse suspicion in the area.
Wipe down your weapons as you assemble them.
Even the inner parts of your guns must be wiped to remo0ve
any prints that were left behind during the last cleaning.
Wipe down each bullet and wear rubber gloves
as you load the clip. Just in case you leave behind
an empty cartridge, you don't want your fingerprints emblazoned
on the casing.
After loading the clip, discard that pair
of gloves. Do not leave them in your room, but throw then
away along the way., Handling the clip may have weakened
the thin rubber from contact with metal parts. If they are
too weak, or if just a tiny hole or tear has begun, it might
become large enough to leave an incriminating partial print
at the scene of the crime.
With your luggage and your duffel bag containing
your tools in the trunk of your car, the room wiped clean
of any clues to your existence, your plan of action firmly
in mind, you are ready to go. Your knowledge, guts, reflexes
and professionalism will see you through.
When the time is right, make your move. Quietly.
Efficiently. Whatever method you choose.
The secret. now that the deed is done, is
to stay in total self Control. Don't panic! Don't
hurry! Wait until you know beyond any doubt that you have
accomplished your assignment. Check for a pulse at both
the wrist and throat. Drag the body out of the line of view
of windows and doors, so discovery will be delayed. Cover
any spots of blood with carefully dropped newspapers or
clothing so that, too, will not be visible and arouse the
suspicion of anyone peeking inside.
Be absolutely positive that the mark is, indeed,
dead. You don't want to rush out too soon and have to wait
around to read the morning paper to see if your mission
was successful, or read that he survived and sought medical
Take a few minutes to calmly survey the scene
for any evidence that you might have left behind. Pick up
those empty cartridges that were ejected when you fired
Did you remove your gloves for any
reason?> I hoe not! But many a man has been caught because
he thoughtlessly removed his gloves after making the kill
to help himself to food or drink from the victim's refrigerator.
If the hit was supposed to look like a burglary,
mess the place up a bit and take anything of value that
you can carry concealed. if course, you can't keep anything.
These items will have to be ditched along with your work
clothes and weapon, But any cash you find is yours to pocket.
Exciutement made you a bundle of nerves>?
If nature calls, try to control the urge. One man was actually
convicted by the print he left on the victim's toilet seat.
It seems he had this scar ...
If you have to take a piss, flush the toilet
with you gloved fingers. You can't imagine how many
idiots will remove their gloves to facilitate the operation
of the sipper to take a pee. Without thinking, the flush
before pulling the gloves back on ... leaving indisputable
evidence to convict them on the flush handle. And believe
it or not, the toilet handle is one of the primary sources
for prints during the investigation.
Check the victim one final time to make sure
your part of the contract is complete before you leave the
scene. Then make your exit, usually through the front door.
Even if someone sees you casually leaving the victim's house,
he has no idea for the reason of your visit or what you
have done. And you disguise will conceal your identity.
Walk, don't run, to your car or whatever your
planned destination might be.
The first thing you should do when you reach
the car is change into another disguise and get out of those
work clothes. Check them for bloodstains. If there are none,
you can toss them into a charity collection box or trash
bin. If the victim's blood is on those clothes, they
must be burned or buried.
Of primary importance now, too, is changing
the rifling of the murder weapon. This should be done
before you leave the crime scene. That way,
even if you get picked up or stopped with the weapon in
your possession, its ballistics will not match the bullets
you left behind in the mark.
Now move your car to some other location
where you will not attract attention as you switch the tags
and disassemble your gun.
when you are driving, stay calm and obey
all traffic rules. Toss your gun parts out at intervals
or in various locations about town. From them in lakes or
waterways. Bury or sink the gun barrel and silencer in different
spots. Crush the plastic housing of the disposable silencer
before you discard it.
The shoes you wore should be discarded
as carefully as your weapon. You might have left distinct
parts behind that will end up as plaster casts. Toss them
separately at intervals along the highway. Ever see a single
te4nnis how lying in the road? Now you know from whence
it came ...
Hide, bury, burn, toss -- but, in any event,
do away with every tool and article of clothing that was
near the scene of the crime. Even you rubber gloves. Remember,
they may have powder residue on them, and they most definitely
have your fingerprints on the inside!
If you are flying home, stop and wipe the
car for prints and wear driving gloves as you return the
car to the rental agency.
If you are driving home, wash the car and
vacuum the interior when you arrive at your
destination. Remember why you wore clean tennis shoes? Well,
foreign soil from the jobsite is now in the car's interior.
It's in the air filter, too, so make sure you clean that
Sound like a lot of unnecessary trouble
and precaution? Perhaps. But it's the overcautious who remain
Take, for example, the case of the federal
judge slain in Texas in 1978. The contract was for $250,000
and was paid on schedule. The hit was made, fulfilling the
contract -- but the contractor was soon apprehended. How?
Undisguised, this so-called hit man took a taxi to the jobsite.
The taxi driver fingered him! Why? See if you can tell me.
PART THREE: THE AFTERMATH -- GETTING
A HOLD ON YOUR EMOTIONS
You made it! Your first job was a piece
of cake! Taking all that money for the job was almost like
robbery. Yet here y7ou are, finally a real hit man with
real hard cash in your pockets and that first notch on your
Some people would say that a hit man is
an emotionless, cold-blooded killing machine that he has
no fear and no belief in God. On the contrary, a hit man
has a wide range of feelings. He may be excruciatingly tender
towards his woman. He may be extremely compassionate towards
the elderly or disabled. He may have a strong aversion to
the useless killing of wildlife. He may even be religious
in his own way.
What the professional lacks is remorse.
He feels no guilt.
I'm sure your emotions have run full-scale
over the past few days or weeks.
There was a fleeting moment just before
you pulled the trigger when you wondered if lightening would
strike you then and there. And afterwards, a short burst
of panic as you quickly looked around to make sure no witnesses
But other than that, you felt absolutely
nothing. And you are shocked by that nothingness. You had
expected this movement to be a spectacular point in your
life. You had wondered if you would feel compassion for
the victim, immediate guilt, or even experience direct intervention
by the hand of God. But you weren't even feeling sickened
by the sight of the body.
The first few seconds of nothingness give
you an almost uncontrollable urge to laugh out loud. you
break into a wide grin. Everything you have been taught
about life and it value was a fallacy. A dirty rotten lie!
Life is notyou know beyond a shadow of
a doubt that your own life is just as frail and valueless.
What you have done could just as easily and unexpectedly
been done to you, despite your fighting ability, your weapons
expertise, your efforts to protect yourself. The realization
is both sobering and shocking.
Like a machine, you do what is necessary
to cover your tracks. As you leave the scene, that first
burst of cool night air hits you and panic sets in. You
have to force yourself to resist the urge to run!
It took only ten minutes to casually stroll
to the victim's house. Covering that same distance back
to your waiting car seems to take ten hours! Are people
watching you from behind those closed drapes, memorizing
your description as they dial the police? Can they hear
the pounding of your heart above the noise of their television
sets as you struggle to control your breathing and make
Once inside the safety of your automobile,
you change you clothing and disguise and alter the gun barrel
as quickly as possible. Then, both hands gripping the steering
wheel, you drive. Your eyes are constantly searching the
roadside. You can't afford and accident, traffic violation,
or even to miss a turn in your planned route. you struggle
to keep the speed of the auto within set limits. Like you
feet, the car seems to want to run.
With the disposal of each piece of evidence,
your fear eases. By the time you arrive at the airport,
you begin to feel silly about your unnecessary panic.
On the trip back home, you begin to think
of the shocking realizations about the real value of life
that you experienced after pulling the trigger professionally
for the first time. Your own life takes on new meaning.
Never again will you strive to accumulate wealth. Instead,
you will pack the time you have with the things that make
life enjoyable, interesting and exciting. You will live
each day to the fullest. The acceptance of the valuelessness
of life has give your own life value.
After you have arrived hoe, the events
that took place take on a dreamlike quality. you don't dwell
on them, you don't worry. You don't have nightmare. You
don't fear ghosts. When thoughts of the hit got through
your mind, it's almost as though you are recalling some
show you saw on television.
By the time you collect the balance of
your fee, the doubts and fears of discovery have faded.
Those feelings have been replaced by cockiness, a feeling
of superiority, a new independence and a new self-assurance.
Your biggest problem now is learning to
deal with your ego.
DANGER -- EGO, WOMEN
NO MATTER HOW WELL YOU have your act together
in other ways, the whole show can come tumbling down when
it's shaken by any one of three interferences: ego, women
and partners. Let's look at these -- first things first.
Now that you're back home after your first
rendezvous with destiny, everything seems to have changed.
The people you have suddenly become so
aggravatingly ordinary. You start to view them as an irritating
herd of pathetic sheep, doing as they are told, doing what
is expected, following someone, anyone, blindly. You can't
believe how dumb your friends have become, and your respect
diminishes for people you once held in awe.
You too have become different. You recognize
that you made some mistakes, but you know what they were,
and they will never plague you again. Next time (and you
know there will be a next time), there will be no hesitation,
Your experience in facing death head-on
had taught you about life. You have the power and ability
to stand alone. You no longer need a reason to kill.
When the guys all get together and the
bullshit starts to flow, you find it hard to listen to their
tales of how tough they like to think they are., Their threats
to "get" this person or that become as irritating, yet harmless,
as a swarm of gnats on a hot summer afternoon.
You stifle the urge to tell them how life
really is. you control your anger at their pretension of
being capable of carrying out the threats they make. you
resist the impulse to laugh at the statements they take
Your friends sense your irritation but
don't understand what has set you apart. You begin to shun
social gathering and bullshit sessions. You spend more time
studying and accumulating and testing your tools while you
wait for the next job opportunity to present itself.
You find yourself making it a point to
become on friendly terms with anyone who can be of use to
you. Anyone who you feel has something worthwhile to offer
in the advancement of your career. Your mind is like a sponge,
you eagerly soak up any rumors about available weapo0ns,
new combat techniques and the like.
Like the great white shark, you have become
an lone predator. Your ego is the greatest burden you will
carry from this day forth.
You have feelings and emotions that you
might need to share with some understanding person. The
things you have learned about life are important. you may
wish to pass them on to someone you care about. When the
bullshit starts to flow, you may feel compelled to set the
record straight and tell those morons how it really is.
When someone starts to brag in confidence, about something
he's done, the intimacy of the moment, the shared confessions,
may inspire you to do a little bragging of your own. Or
you may want to overawe some new woman in your life with
your masculinity and you feel the urge to shock her just
a little by hinting at your true profession.
Start now in learning to control your ego.
This means, above all, keeping your mouth shut! You are
a man. Without a doubt, you have proved it. you have come
face to face with death and emerged the victor through your
cunning and expertise. You have dealt death as a professional.
You don't need any second or third opinions to verify your
Don't brag. Don't boast. Don't hint at
what you know or what you have done. Don't confide in your
girlfriend, your wife, or your best buddy. Only insecure
bores must build themselves up by other people's opinions.
The way you use and display the money you
made will also be a reflection on your ego. If you have
never before had this much cold hard cash at one time, it
may be burning a hole in your pocket. Should you let it
flow like water, in keeping with your decision to enjoy
yourself while you can instead of accumulating wealth?
Part of that money should be put away for
living expenses and overhead. You never now how long you
will go between job, and you do need to stock up on the
best equipment available. Some of it can be spent purchasing
items you never could afford before. But the things you
can buy of have special limits.
Unless you have additional sources of income
to justify large expenditures like a new home, paying off
an old mortgage, or a new sports car, don't spend any of
your earnings on big items of this type. Big expenditures
arouse suspicion, not only of your family and friends, but
of the IRS and the authorities if you should ever come under
Sure, it would make you feel good to walk
in and pay for a new $2,m500 stereo set with hundred dollar
bills. And flashing around that kind of money in a bar might
get he immediate attention you desire from the best looking
woman there. But control is the key now. It is far better
to have a wallet filled with old twenties than questionable
new hundred dollar bills.
Just remember: you are secure within yourself.
You don't need to impress anyone else in any way, shape,
If you have been living in a small, unimpressive
apartment, stay there for the time being. Later you will
learn meth9ods for legally changing your lifestyle to fit
your income. But the changes must be gradual, not overnight,
conspicuous moves. If you have regular job, keep working
at it for a while to substantiate the source of the money
you are spending.
The money you made is rightfully yours.
The risks you took, the dangers you faced, and the fact
that you carried it all off successfully prove you earned
it. But unless you have always carried and flashed large
sums of cash and enjoyed the finer things of life, free
spending and extravagant purchases now will arouse suspicion
and start tongues wagging.
In short, don't change your lifestyle dramatically
unless you can justify your sudden increase in wealth.
because of their uncanny ability to get
into places and situations a man might find hard to duplicate,
because of their deceitful, "game-playing" natures, and
because a woman can be twice as vicious as a man, a woman
can be a better hired executioner than a man.
Fortunately for the world, a woman usually
makes only one man her target, and the nesting instinct
quickly takes her off the street and ties her down to the
little world of babies, laundry and housework she creates
and protects for her own. Unfortunately, even a hit man
cannot deny that what women have to offer is a basic necessity.
A married man who becomes a hit man for
hire, or a single professional who alter ties the knot of
matrimony, faces a whole set of woman problems peculiar
in themselves. Once a woman becomes the proclaimed property
of one man, she feels it her duty to ward off other predators,
whether real or imaginary, through suspicion, jealousy,
accusation, or even by becoming her own detective to protect
and preserve her rightful place. A married professional
is then placed in the predicament of either telling his
wife everything -- or nothing. And either way, she will
have to be a very understanding woman.
For if she knows too much, she could become
his own enemy on the face of the earth and may someday have
to be eliminated in the name of self-preservation.
And if she knows too little, her suspicious,
jealous nature could lead to more snooping and following
and conjecture on her part than is healthy -- for either
I read an account in the newspaper recently
about a man who was accused and later convicted of murdering
the state's witness against him in another trial. It seems
he lured this witness into taking a ride with him under
the pretense of having no hard feelings about the testimony
that was about to go down. instead, he took the would-be
state's witness to desolate rock quarry, blew his head off
with a shotgun close range, and then tossed him into an
alligator filled pit.
From another spot, he called his wife to
come get him. In the car on the ride home, he told his wife
about what he had done, bragging about his cunning to lure
the mark to his death. The sympathetic wife listened, glad
that the death of the witness would surely save her husband
from spending time in prison.
Later, the only person the wife told about
the incident was her mother. And the only person the mother
told about the incident was her son.
A few months later, the wife caught her
husband in bed in a compromising situation in the family
boat with a naked woman. She fired a few shots over the
heads of the two lovers and the police came.
In her hurt and anger at his infidelity
after making her an accomplice to his crime, she told the
authorities about the murder.
the moral of the story is that if you choose
to be tied to one woman, make sure she is capable of being
your partner in crime. Share with her the fruits of your
joint efforts equally and keep reminding her in subtle ways
that, if detected, her part in any conspiracy is just as
great as yours.
Never let your roving eye of hunger for
a little something strange on the side come to her attention.
Woman are highly emotional, rarely rational creatures. Is
ten minutes of pleasure worth your life at the hands (or
tongue) or an irate spouse?
In the true story above, the man who killed
the witness and confided in his wife probably really did
love his wife. He probably would've never considered telling
the woman on the boat about the murder, The first thing
he didn't count on was getting caught with the other woman,
and the jealous rage and accusation that ensued. The second
things he didn't count on was his wife confiding in her
mother -- and her mother confiding in a son -- all of which
came out in testimony at court, resulting in his conviction.
Ideally, a professional hit man will remain
single. He will either purchase his sexual pleasures or
participate in impersonal one night stands. his involvement
with woman will only be on a sexual level. He will not live
with them nor will he let invade his privacy. In most cases,
they won't even know his real name.
And he will never
a man, I appreciate as much as anyone a good-looking body
and a warm, willing smile on a woman. As a professional,
however, that seems to have lost some of its thrill as I've
moved on to bigger, more exciting and more dangerous prey.
Ironically, the best professional partner
you can have is a woman. But she has to Ben a full-time
partner, and she has to have the following qualifications:
- Good looks and a seductive attitude
- Superior intelligence
- No children or close family ties
- Total dedication to you
- A totally vicious nature towards :outsiders"
- No conscience
- The mental and physical capability of defending
herself and pulling her own eight.
From such a woman, you can expect:
- The ability to get almost any mark based on her
good looks, seductiveness and willingness to go to any
lengths to help you.
- The intelligence to help you plan successful jobs
and to provide you with continuously stimulating conversation
- Sex on a regular basis without danger of blowing
- An unflinching back-up due to her emotional attachment
Unfortunatly, not too many such women exist.
And those who do will be hard to find since, by necessity,
they will be as cautious and untrusting as you are.
Some women have these latent qualities,
but are in need of someone like you to bring them out and
perfect them. If you are interested in forming such a relationship,
check for lone women who sign up for mercenary training
classes,. visit gun shows, and now their weaponry. Or look
for her among those hearty, fanatical individuals who make
up survival groups. She could be anywhere, though, so while
you're feeling a good woman up, feel her out also -- if
you're interested in adding a permanent partner. And good
Assuming you have been fortunate enough
to find your HMIW (Hit Man's Ideal Woman), you will, from
time to time, require a partner to assist you on a particular
job. The need may arise due to the mark's use of bodyguards
or other defensive procedures, an inaccessibility that must
be overcome through diversion, or even language barrier.
Whatever the reason, the partner you select
will be a man you can trust and who can be depended on to
cover your back. He will meet the same rigid requirements
you have set for yourself and will not be lacking in basic
common sense. He will be discreet and not a braggart. He
will be self-assured to the point that you won't have to
worry about his ego. He will be totally business-minded
while doing business and will not be sidetracked by women
or other pastimes. And when the job is going down, he willingly
pump one or two of his own bullets into the mark to ensure
Whgether male or female, you partner is
equal to fifty-fifty compensation. Everything should be
fifty-fifty. Equal pay for equal risk and equal responsibility.
This is an insurance measure for both of you.
Generally, a professional prefers to work
alone. But when a partner is required, the same caution
must be used as in controlling one's ego and electing one's
woman. "Patience is a virtue," my grandmother used to say,
and patience is something a hit man needs plenty of. Not
only will you require3 patience while you are stalking your
prey and waiting for the right moment to make your kill,
but also in areas like feeling out the potential employer
and looking for a suitable partner. You may be on pins and
needles, anxious for the next job to come along or for a
partner you can trust.
These things don't come overnight. If you
meet someone who seems as radical as you, test him over
a period of time in your own subtle way to see if he really
measures up. Gut first impressions can't be relied on here.
Give him a while to prove himself,. See
how free he is with his conversation. How much does he know
about weapons? Is he emotionally stable? How does he handle
his personal life? Is it a shambles of bad relationships
and creditors knocking on his door>
How a man thinks, lives and acts is just
as important as his marksmanship and fighting ability. And
many an insecure fool needing to prove his manhood will
give the impression of being capable to assist you. Beware!
Foresight is better than hindsight, an
old saying goes; which is why all through this book I have
stressed the importance of covering your trail as you carry
out your job assignment.
Disguises, false identification, constant
movement, all may have seemed extreme. But are they? Indeed
not! Such "extremes" can mean the difference between a professional
job and beginner's luck.
The professional walks away from his job
with confidence and has no need to look back. The amateur
hurries away looking back over his shoulder and lives in
fear that he might have left some clue behind to bring the
authorities calling at his door.
False identification plays a very important
role in covering one's trail, and using them requires a
certain flair for dramatics. You must be just as comfortable
with your assumed identity as you are with your own. You
will have to learn to confidently display your false credentials
so you will not arouse suspicion.
Where do you get these false identifications?
There are several good books and sources
available on the subject. you can order them from several
dealers who advertise in magazines or newspapers. You can
find a "source" of stolen IDs of your own. Or, you can make
I have a friend who has his own profitable
business. He "borrows" the stash of big drug dealers and
ships the goods out of state to sell. He says it's his way
of helping the local authorities keep the home front clean.
Every time he hits a doper, he relieves
everyone present not only of his stash, but also any weapons,
cash, jewels and other valuables that he can carry away.
HE figures that since it's legally considered armed robbery
anyway, he may as well of the whole route with gusto!
From him I am able to purchase, at substantial
savings, many throwaway weapons as well as a wide assortment
of various identifications. I prefer to use out-of-state
papers and he does hi best to provide them for me. He knows
I'll pay top dollar for sets -- that is, driver's license,
major credit cards, social security cards an the like --
all issued in one name.
The first thing I have to do to make the
sets I purchase usable is to replace any photographs of
the real owner with a photograph of myself. Using a sharp
razor blade, I separate the backing from the card as carefully
as possible () providing there is backing). Then I very
carefully remove the photograph that appears on the form
and substitute a passport or appropriate sized picture of
myself, using the appropriately colored background. I attach
it with a small bead of clear drying glue from the back
Once the photograph dries into place, I
take a photograph of my new identification and take film
to a guy I know who has an enlarger. He blows up the finished,
one-piece identification to the proper size and I carefully
cut it out and glue the backing that came from the original
into place on the back of the photo. Then I cover the entire
document in clear acetate so it looks like the real thing.
Bending and twisting the finished product takes off the
new look to make it look more authentic.
I then store my sets of identifications
in a safe place until I need to use them professionally.
And when I do use them, it is for identification purposes
only. Never make any purchases on the stolen credit cards.
Clerks generally don't verify credit card accounts only
for verification. What shame that careless use of a stolen
credit card should make short work of what might have been
a profitable career!
If I use any identification sets on a hit,
those sets are immediately destroyed as their use ends.
Burn the cards or cut them into bits and bury or scatter
in the wind. It's just another part of covering your trail.
In Chapter 8 I emphasized the importance
of controlling your ego and being careful how you spend
you newly earned money.
As a professional, you have th4e option
of keeping a low profile and living a quiet life requiring
only the basic necessities; or, by constructing dummy corporations
and "laundering" the monies you earn, changing your lifestyle
One time-tested and proven method of being
able to legally use the monies you earn without fear of
discovery does not require a great deal of business knowledge
For many years, the Bahamas, the Cayman
Islands, Guatemala, Panama, and other small, poverty stricken
countries shat do not tax their own impoverished citizens
have lifted their countries standard of living and created
jobs and business for their people by supplying us foreigners
with tax havens to launder our illegal money., And they
offer ironclad protections to us against snooping US officials
The procedure is really quite simple: You
form a corporation in one of these countries and put your
illegal monies into that corporation. Then you form a legal
US corporation as you business and Borrow the money you
need to get going from the foreign corporation you have
previously set up., The stiff fees you pay to the foreign
government for this privilege insure the privacy and protection
of true ownership.
Le'ts say your legal American corporation
is a land development company, because you want to invest
your laundered monies into real estate. A Foreign corporation
in the Bahamas (your own secret corporation) has agreed
to lend you funds to back you new American corporation.
From the money you acquire from the loan,
you will meet your legal business expenses. You will pay
rent on your office space, utilities, phone, salaries and
so on. As an executive, your salary is bound to be a large
one. Those working with you will also require large salaries
commensurate with their abilities. What executive could
function without a personal secretary?
As an executive, you will more than likely
have an expense account and a company car. The car will
have to be a really fine one to impress business associates
and clients alike. You may also have a profit sharing plan
retirement benefits, or group insurance.
With all this legality behind you, now
you are free to wheel and deal in the real-estate of your
choice. When tax time comes around, you will do what every
patriotic American does, fill out your tax return. On that
return, you will take all the legal deductions for your
business expenses, interest payments on the loan you got
from that big Bahamas corporation and an assortment of small
business elated deductions you are allowed as you participate
in American free enterprise.
You have become part of the system. You
money and your lifestyle are above suspicion. Your lifestyle
is justifiable by your legal income. Your time cannot be
unaccounted for. busy executive do their business on the
golf course, in jet planes, from their homes and quite often
from out of town. You are no longer obligated to punch a
clock or account for your working hours or absences.
From a financial point of view, you have
become totally, legally, illegal.
By their own admission, law enforcement
officers clear only a little more than 20 percent of the
reported crimes in a given year. Less than half of those
suspects arrested are ver convicted.
Fortunately for those of us who support
ourselves from outside the law, the American justice System
is so bogged down in technicalities, overcrowded jails,
plea bargaining and a host of other problems, that even
if charged with a serious crime, we can rest assured that
the law is on our side and rarely that of the victim.
But what do you do if you happen to get
picked up for questioning?
Most important, remember that you are innocent
until proven guilty by a court of law,. Some people feel
guilty until they can prove their innocence. Never assume
this type of attitude, even if they catch you with the barrel
of the gun still smoking.
You are under no moral or legal obligation
to furnish information that may incriminate you.
The first thing you should do is find out
whether you are being formally charged with a crime. If
you are, demand your right to an attorney to guide you during
questioning, and keep quiet until he arrives.
You should already have a good attorney
picked out. The attorney should be a good criminal trial
attorney, and not one who prepares wills or corporate papers
or handles divorces. Preferably, he will be just a bit crooked
(as most successful lawyers are). Although expensive, if
he can save your hide, he is worth the price, whatever it
might be. A good attorney will never plead his client guilty,
nor will he accept any bargain that will get you time in
prison. He knows that his job is to keep you out
You can divulge name, rank and serial number,
but absolutely no personal information. Find out right away
if you are being formally charged with a crime and what
the charge is. If you are not being formally charged, there
is a restriction on the length of time you may be held.
And if you charged, usually you have a right to post bond
and a speedy hearing before a judge to set that bond amount.
This is where it pays to have set aside a bit of that cash.
Unless you are a very accomplished and skillful liar, offer
no information at all. Do not trap yourself in a web of
lies and alibis.
Even though it is illegal, law enforcement
agents are known for entrapment. Beware of being baited!
During the interrogation they may toss bits of information
based on they think things might have gone down to see if
they can get a reaction. They may try to make you break
by making you angry. Or they may tell you how this is the
most professional job they've ever come across and try tog
et your ego to talk for you.
Don't aid them in building a case against
you. It is their responsibility to provide enough proof
to build a case that will stand up Is court. And even if
it gets that far, those twelve jurors still have to be convinced
of your guilt beyond a shadow of a doubt.
If you have covered your trail, used fake
disguises and fake identifications, and if there is no trace
of a weapon to be found, they will have a hard time proving
you were at the crime scene.
Remember, it's not up to you to prove that
you were not there -- it's up to them to prove that you
If you are caught in the act at the scene
of a hit, of course that's another story. Against, you will
not aid the authorities in any way, although you will be
a model prisoner. With the evidence available to formally
charge you with the crime, it will become paramount for
them to prove your motive. They will offer plea bargains,
deals, protection and the like to influence you to lead
them to the man who hired you.
Your high professional ethics will obligate
you to protect the man who is your employer. Your failure
to do so will cut off any future job opportunities in this
field. Or you may find that you, yourself, have become the
But aside from this, be aware that these
bargaining officials have already slotted you as an undesirable.
you are capable of performing cold-blooded murder for a
fee, a far cry from the crimes of passion they usually handle.
To them, you are not fit to be part of organized society.
So you can bet your life, literally, that
any protection they may offer will good only for the duration
of their investigation and the trial proceedings that follow.
They have neither the manpower not the funds to protect
the likes of you forever and really don't care what happens
to you after your usefulness is expended.
I read an account in the newspaper recently
about a man who turned state's evidence for police protection
and his own freedom. Oh, they let him go, all right. But
the protection ended right after the trail. SO here he is,
on probation, but at least a free man., And what happens?
He gets stopped on the street and frisked by detectives
who discover a gun on his person. When the man explains
that he carries the gun for "self-protection purposes only"
since police protection has ended, they don't pay too much
attention. Instead, they put him away on a technicality,
as they knew they could, after having used him to get to
the real targets of their first investigation.
Even if you provide the authorities with
nothing and still end up serving time in jail, beware of
other inmates who may bribed to pump you for information
about the details of your particular crime.
Recently while Jimmy Chargra was serving
time in jail for drug trafficking, another inmate, also
a convicted felon, was offered $250,000 and a parole for
obtaining taped information to convict Chargra of hiring
the hit man who was convicted of killing Judge "Maximum
John" Wood. Fortunately for Chargra, he did not brag or
boast to his fellow inmates about his criminal career and
was acquitted of the charge.
Under the guise of a writer, I queried
a law enfo4rcement officer about the use of "plants" in
the prisons and jails for the purpose of gathering information.
"Sure we do it," he said.
"But isn't that entrapment?" I asked naively.
"Well, you can't use that in court," he
"Would you mind giving me an example of
how it works?" I asked.
"Well, in my case, for instance I used
to get sent on assignments all over the state. They'd throw
me in the cell for a couple of days and my job was trying
to get the suspect to talk," he related, "Like, one time,
I was put in with a fellow who was accused of raping somebody.
So for the first day, I acted real cool, like I didn't want
nobody knowing my business. The next day, when they brought
the mail around, I get two or three letters from women,
all telling me what a good lover I am and how they wanted
to have me again.
"So I'd leave these letters exposed on
my bunk so the other guy was sure to notice.
"The next day, more letters of the same
type came. And he jut had to ask how I came to get so much
mail from chicks.
"I said, 'Man, if you had screwed as many
women in your lifetime as I have, and if you were only half
as good as me, you'd be getting mail, too.'
"Of course, he had to be one up on me,
so we started talking about sex and he admitted to me that
he had raped this girl and how he did it."
"And you got that confession on tape?"
I asked, trying to look appropriately impressed.
"Sure did!", he answered with a grin.
"But that confession wasn't admissible
in court, was it?" I queried.
"No. But he didn't know that. All we had
to do was play the tape back to him and let him know I was
an undercover officer and he broke down and confessed in
the interrogation room. We got him cold," he said smugly.
LET HIM WHO HAS EARS, LISTEN!
The important thing to do now, before the
need arises, is to gain all the knowledge you can about
the law and how it works, so if by chance it ever gets too
close for comfort, you will able to handle the situation
I hope you have found the law enforcement
handbook mentioned in Chapter 1 and have begun to study
your own state laws. State laws vary, but federal law, like
the Miranda Decision (You have the right to remain silent)
are, of course, applicable throughout the United States.
Find out how long the authorities can detain
you for questioning before they have to make formal charges.
Note any breaches of legal arrest procedures
that may make your arrest null and void.
How many days are allowed din your right
to a speedy trial? One day over, and the have to be, according
to law, thrown out!
Learn about making appeals and appealing
appeal decisions. Tangle up the authorities in their own
red tape and watch them squirm as you squander thousands
and thousands of the taxpayers' dollars.
Establish a good relationship with a good
attorney now Ask him about these things, and how the law
works from his side of the bench, defending the accused.
he won't want to know why you are asking and probably won't
pry. And don't ever come right out and tell him what you
do for a living. After all, he will be defending your innocence.
The fee you pay him establishes you to
access to his professional wisdom, and the information you
get is yours for the asking.
Of course, the true test of being a professional
is that you won't ever have to face these legal predicaments.
Your work methods, low profile, the way you handle your
money and personal business, your knowledge and attitude
will all be working to protect you.
Then, some day, when you've done and seen
it all; when there doesn't seem to be any challenge left
or any new frontier left to conquer, you might just feel
cocky enough to write a book about it.