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Dead Shot

Kyle Swanson Sniper Novels (Volume 2)

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

St. Martin's Press

In this follow-up to the highly successful Kill Zone, former Marine sniper Kyle Swanson faces his most deadly enemy yet, a legendary enemy sniper working with a fringe Islamic organization that has created a terrifying new weapon of mass destruction

In Baghdad’s Green Zone, an Iraqi scientist is murdered just before he is to reveal the monstrous secret that Saddam Hussein took to his grave: the Palace of Death, home to a chemical weapon that Islamic militants quietly have been developing and whose formula is nearly complete. The assassination is the work of a mysterious sniper called Juba, who was originally trained by the British but now works with a twisted mastermind determined to wrest leadership of the terrorist world from Al Qaeda.
Kyle Swanson, once the top sniper in the Marine Corps, has become the key member in a secret special operations team known as Task Force Trident. When Juba tests the new weapon by killing hundreds of people at a British royal wedding in London, Swanson is assigned to hunt down his old special ops rival.
The birth of a new reign of global terror can be stopped only by a confrontation between the two best snipers in the world, a duel in which the first shot wins. Usually.


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THE GREEN ZONE

BAGHDAD, IRAQ

It was just a matter of waiting. Juba was good at waiting. Patience was an important tool for him, as it is for all snipers. The Iraqi desert sun baked and parched him, but his soul remained calm, soothed by the instructions of his two fathers and the sure knowledge that the hunt was on. Once again, he was the sword of the Prophet. God is great! he whispered, feeling guilty for breaking his oath and speaking the words of praise.

He had been in the hole for three days, shaded only by a few bushes during the hottest part of the blistering
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"Military thriller fans will find the duel between two well-matched adversaries compelling."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"The manhunt to stop the killings propels the pages forward, but this one isn’t all about action: Swanson proves a surprisingly complex character."
--Booklist

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  • 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.
  • Jack Coughlin © David Eckenberg, Tumbleweed Photos Yucca Valley
  • Donald A. Davis
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Dead Shot

Kyle Swanson Sniper Novels

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

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