The Messenger




Rob Walker has served in countless operations in combat zones across the globe… Now, his mission is personal.


US Special Forces sniper, Sergeant First Class Rob Walker returns from a long tour in Afghanistan to find that home has changed for the worse.


A drug kingpin and old high school classmate has taken over several blocks surrounding Rob’s old Brooklyn neighborhood. Ruthless and armed with military-grade weapons, residents won’t speak out against the gang for fear of being hurt, or worse.


Soon after arriving home, Rob finds out that his younger sister, Marianne is foolishly involved with a local drug dealer and former boyfriend he'd dealt with in the past.


Having seen too much during a botched drug deal, she is snatched up off the street and taken hostage by members of a Mexican drug cartel who are after their pay day. Suspecting her of being sold into sex slavery to satisfy the unpaid debt, he must act before it’s too late. But, taken south into the Mexican criminal underworld, Marianne completely drops off the radar. 


The system is completely corrupt, with gang leaders paying off judges to keep their people out of jail. Rob receives assistance from an unlikely source, a burned out NYPD Detective on the verge of retirement and fed up with the rigged system. He's almost out of the game and willing to help feed Rob intel if it means finally bringing the criminals to justice, even if it is street justice. 


Knowing he can't do it alone, Rob enlists the help of his teammate and spotter, Staff Sergeant Kyle Branch.

With the law's hands tied, they decide to do the only thing they know to do — commit violence and punish everyone involved in his sister’s disappearance. 


Their mission save her and send a clear message of brutality to her captors. Body by bloody body, they will dismantle an entire criminal empire if that’s what it takes.


But once a cartel hitman picks up their trail, it becomes a race for time to outwit him and find her.


Will they get to Marianne in time? Or will she vanish forever into the global sex trade?

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