Published by Futura Publications in 1977, this was the fourth New Avengers
paperback. It was also published in the USA by our good friends at
Berkeley Medallion. The story is based on the screenplay for the TV
episode, Fighting Men, which was written by Brian Clemens. There was also
a hardcover edition of this published in the UK.
From the back cover of the UK edition:
19th Special Commando contained some of the dregs of the Army, men with records
of violence and crime. They had been trained to be a killing elite, but
they had been picked for a more sinister purpose that was masked by the
comfortable respectability of the British Army. One man discovered what
their role really was and he died...
THE NEW AVENGERS
John Steed, Mike Gambit and the beautiful, lethal ex-dancer, Purdey, had only so
much time in which to find out what was going on and to stop it before they,
too, became execution targets.
The fourth in a series of novels based on the TV series, THE NEW AVENGERS,
starring Patrick Macnee, Joanna Lumley and Gareth Hunt.