Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin was the Marine Corps' highest ranked sniper in the Iraq War. He served with the the Third Battalion, Fourth Marines during the drive to Baghdad and has operated on a wide range of assignments in hot spots around the world. He is co-author of the Kyle Swanson Sniper Novels, and of his autobiography, Shooter.Donald A. Davis is the author of Lightning Strike: The Secret Mission to Kill Admiral Yamamoto and Avenge Pearl Harbor, and numerous other books, including several New York Times bestsellers. He lives outside Boulder, Colorado.
In this exciting sequel to 2007's Kill Zone from former marine sniper Coughlin, Gunnery Sgt. Kyle Swanson is supposedly dead and buried at Arlington Cemetery, allowing him to operate independently under direct Pentagon command. When Juba, an al-Qaeda sniper as skilled as Swanson, assassinates an informant in the heart of Baghdad's Green Zone, Swanson and his team are sent to track down the possible WMD cache the informant was killed to protect, no matter where it may be. The cache's reality is verified by a horrific terrorist attack in London that may just be a prelude to further jihadi attacks. Coughlin delves into the psyches of both of his protagonists: one a veteran almost as dead emotionally as he is supposed to be physically, who finds new hope in a surprising place; the other a British Muslim ordered at age 16 by Osama bin Laden himself to become a mole "ready to strike when needed." Military thriller fans will find the duel between two well-matched adversaries compelling. (Mar.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
"Tight, suspenseful...Here's hoping this is the first of many Swanson novels." --Booklist"The action reaches a furious pitch." --Publishers Weekly"A renowned sniper, Coughlin recounts battlefield action with considerable energy." --The Washington Post