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Shooter

The Autobiography of the Top-Ranked Marine Sniper

Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin, USMC, and Capt. Casey Kuhlman, USMCR with Donald A. Davis

St. Martin's Griffin

Jack Coughlin is the Marine Corps’ top-ranked sniper, the man who personally brings America’s military muscle to the enemy’s front door. In twenty years of active service, he has accumulated one of the most impressive records in the Corps, ranging through many of the world’s hot spots. During Operation Iraqi Freedom alone, he recorded at least thirty-six kills, thirteen of them in a single twenty-four-hour period.

In Shooter, Coughlin has written a highly personal story about his deadly craft, taking readers deep inside an invisible society that is off-limits to outsiders. This is not a heroic battlefield memoir, but the careful study of an exceptional man as he carries forward one of the deadliest legacies in the U.S. military.

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Chapter One 
Touch of an Angel
 
At another time, on another battlefield, my radio call sign had been “Gabriel,” because the archangel and I have a lot in common. Legend says Gabriel’s trumpet will sound the last judgment. I do the same sort of thing with my rifle.
 
In 1993, I was the sergeant in charge of a Marine sniper section with Task Force Somalia, and on the evening of January 6, General Jack Klimp barked, “Gabriel, the 10th Mountain CP [command post] says they are under attack. Grab a couple of your boys and go check it out.”
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“[Jack Coughlin] is one of the best snipers in the Marine Corps, perhaps the very best.”---Peter Maas, war correspondent and bestselling author of Love Thy Neighbor

“Coughlin is less concerned with his tally than with the human values of comradeship and love.” ---The Washington Post

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  • Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin, USMC, and Capt. Casey Kuhlman, USMCR 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. Captain Casey S. Kuhlman left the Marines after the Iraq War. He studied at Vanderbilt University Law School, and is now a lawyer and social entrepeneur working in Somaliland. 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.
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    Shooter

    The Autobiography of the Top-Ranked Marine Sniper

    Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin, USMC, and Capt. Casey Kuhlman, USMCR with Donald A. Davis

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