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Kill Zone

A Sniper Novel

Kyle Swanson Sniper Novels

Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin, USMC ret., with Donald A. Davis

St. Martin's Press

An American general is captured in the Middle East by terrorists who threaten to behead him within days. One strange fact: moments before he is rendered unconscious during the attack, the general notices that his captors speak American English. What’s going on?     Gunnery Sgt. Kyle Swanson, a top Marine sniper, is vacationing on a yacht in the Mediterranean when he receives orders to mount a top secret mission to rescue the general. But as the Marines prepare to land in the Syrian desert, they fall victim to a terrible accident. Swanson, the only survivor, then discovers they were also flying into an ambush. How did the enemy have details of a mission known only to a few top American government officials?     Swanson takes off across the desert alone to find the captured general and realizes he is fighting a particularly ruthless and dangerous enemy: American mercenaries working for a very-high-level group of U.S. officials with ties to the White House itself, part of a clandestine conspiracy whose hidden goal is nothing less than total control of the American military. Their sworn enemy is the captured general whose fate now rests in Swanson’s hands.     Filled with the kind of action that author Jack Coughlin lived during his career as a Marine sniper, Kill Zone marks the debut of an extraordinary new series.

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"Stunning action, excellent tradecraft, insider politics, and the ring of truth. Just about perfect." ---Lee Child
 
"The 3rd Battalion has a veteran sniper, Staff Sergeant Jack Coughlin, for whom the war in Iraq was only the latest of many wars; he fought in Mogadishu, too. On the first day of battle at the Diyala Bridge, he had eleven kills. He is 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 Maas, war correspondent and bestselling author of Love Thy Neighbor

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  • Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin, USMC ret., with Donald A. Davis

  • Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin served with the Marines during the drive to Baghdad and has operated on a wide range of assignments in hot spots around the world.  Donald A. Davis is the author of fifteen books, including four New York Times bestsellers.
  • Jack Coughlin © David Eckenberg, Tumbleweed Photos Yucca Valley
  • Donald A. Davis
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    Kill Zone

    A Sniper Novel

    Kyle Swanson Sniper Novels

    Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin, USMC ret., with Donald A. Davis

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