Frank Castle wanted to put Vietnam behind him and get on with his life. His wife and children loved him. His was going to be a good existence. And it was - for a while. Then, mob violence tore his family from him, leaving him incapable of any emotion except the desire for revenge. His old life gone now, he exists as the Punisher.
"He who does not punish evil commands it to be done."
In The Prize, daVinci's words lie coldly at the heart of the Punisher's conflict. As a mysterious, year old invitation to a black market auction draws him and a glamorous network reporter into a international free-for-all, the driven adventurer feels for the first time that perhaps enough is finally enough. How long, he wonders, must he deny himself a normal existence? How long?