An Act of Treason

Kyle Swanson Sniper Novels (Volume 4)

Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin, USMC (Ret.) with Donald A. Davis

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In the fourth novel in the New York Times bestselling series, Marine sniper Kyle Swanson finds himself in the sights of a man he once idolized—a true American hero turned traitor

Swanson and his beautiful girlfriend, CIA agent Lauren Carson, are on a mission in Pakistan when their world is turned inside out. Kyle is captured and thrown in prison. Lauren is accused of being a double agent. The one person they trust to help is the man who sent them on the black operation—Jim Hall, a legendary CIA agent, Kyle’s sniper mentor, and Lauren’s boss and former lover.

But Hall has gone rogue. He is selling America’s innermost secrets to a ruthless Pakistani warlord who wants to mold al- Qaeda into a legitimate political party, and secure a nuclear arsenal. For Jim Hall, his former protégé Swanson is the final obstacle.

Success or failure pivots on whether Swanson can stop the old friend who trained him to be a shooter. From the streets of Washington to the Bavarian Alps, the two snipers stalk each other in a deadly hunt that has only one possible outcome.

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SHOMALI PLAINS AFGHANISTAN
THE TWO SOFT-BACK HUMVEES belonging to the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the U.S. Army National Guard were on familiar turf. The stony ridge on which they were perched provided the ten American infantrymen with a feeling of temporary shelter and safety. After several hard hours of rolling on patrol, it was a pleasure for them to call it a day and move back into the previously prepared positions.
Their unit was a cohesive all-Virginia outfit that had trained together for years, and most of the young soldiers were good friends from towns

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Praise for An Act of Treason

Intricate, well-crafted…Coughlin vividly [portays] the ethos of combat soldiers.’’—Publishers Weekly

“The cat-and-mouse game that ensues between the two adversaries will have readers frantically turning pages. Series fans will enjoy the roller-coaster ride, and military-fiction buffs new to the series will find this episode a great place to start.” Booklist

 

CLEAN KILL
A Sniper Novel

“The pages fly by as Swanson must face his most personal mission yet. The military tactics take a backseat to the characters, creating a strong and compelling narrative. Coughlin and Davis have concocted another winner that should only encourage a growing readership.”—Booklist

“Former Marine Coughlin and bestseller Davis combine a well-paced, credible plot with a realistic portrayal of modern combat…The climax…will leave readers cheering.” —Publishers Weekly

DEAD SHOT
A Sniper Novel

“Compelling.” —Publishers Weekly

“The [plot] propels the pages forward, but this one isn’t all about action: Swanson proves a surprisingly complex character...Dead Shot suggest[s] a hardware-heavy story that only an armed- services veteran could love. Surprisingly, it’s completely the opposite. Readers will be compelled…and will look forward to another Swanson adventure.”—Booklist

Kill Zone
A Sniper Novel

“Stunning action, excellent tradecraft, insider politics, and the ring of truth. Just about perfect.”—Lee Child

“Tight, suspenseful…Here’s hoping this is the first of many Swanson novels.” —Booklist

“A renowned sniper, Coughlin recounts battlefield action with considerable energy.”—The Washington Post

“The action reaches a furious pitch.”—Publishers Weekly

SHOOTER
The Autobiography of the Top-Ranked Marine Sniper

“One of the best snipers in the Marine Corps, perhaps the very best. When I asked one of his commanders about his skills, the commander smiled and said, ‘I’m just glad he’s on our side.’”—Peter Maass, war-correspondent and bestselling author of Love Thy Neighbor

“The combat narratives here recount battlefield action with considerable energy . . . A renowned sniper, Coughlin is less concerned with his tally than with the human values of comradeship and love.”—The Washington Post

“Coughlin is a sniper, perhaps one of the most respected and feared in the Corps, and his memoir, Shooter, offers a uniquely intimate look into the life of one trained to live in the shadows . . . some of the most poignant action ever recorded in a modern Marine memoir.”—Seapower


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About the Author

Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin, USMC (Ret.) with Donald A. Davis

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, ShooterDonald 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.

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An Act of Treason
Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin, USMC (Ret.) with Donald A. Davis

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March 2011
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ISBN: 9781429965415
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