Collects Punisher (Vol 1) #1-5.
*The Punisher - an obsessed killing machine - the personification of revenge. The soul of Frank Castle died when he and his family stumbled onto a mob rub-out and fell under a rain of lead. Castle's body alone survived, possessed by a desire to visit retribution on all those who flout the law and threaten the innocent.
This story follows the brutal cycle of revenge triggered by the Punisher's release from prison by 'The Trust' - a shadowy vigilante group, The Trust also unleashes a squad of Punisher lookalikes to help kill all of the mob bosses in New York instituting a bloody war for succession. Caught in the crossfire are numerous innocent civilians. The true Punisher has to decide how to break the Circle of Blood. *Source: Back Cover