Book - Dark Messiah
Dark Messiah (Phoenix, No 1)
The earth had been raped by thermonuclear war and lay strangling in vomitous clouds of radiation. Those who died in the first few minutes were the lucky ones; those who lived wished they hadnt.
Pheonix was a survivor, a man who had honed his bloody skills in the stinking jungles of Vietnam, an expert with every type of weapon, a master of hand-to-hand combat.
This book has a book mark from Haslams Bookstore on Central Ave St. Pete, Florida. I Googled them and they are still there. Its on page 65 for chapter 8.