Col. Cole Jarrell, a decorated fighter pilot and Pentagon staff officer, retired from active military service in 1972 to pursue his new career commanding the largest stolen equipment chop-shop operation in the southeastern United States.






When a subordinate, Trey Dalton, was caught in a FBI sting and threatened to turn states evidence, Col. Jarrell made arrangements to address the problem.  Unfortunately for Col. Jarrell, the contract murder he set in motion did not go as planned.


This is the story of the civil case prosecuted against Col. Jarrell and his criminal associates for the attempted murder of Trey Dalton when law enforcement refused to act.  It has been reconstructed by the fledgling lawyer, who was neither smart, nor experienced enough to turn down the case.  The continuing consequences of that ill-advised decision follow.