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Time to Kill

A Sniper Novel

Kyle Swanson Sniper Novels

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

St. Martin's Paperbacks

THE TERROR.

An American accountant is murdered in his Maryland home by Iranian assassins. A goodwill visit to Cairo by Iran’s national soccer team ends in a bloodbath. Egyptian missiles rain down on an Iranian Navy ship in the Red Sea—and Iran retaliates by landing elite troops at a popular Egyptian resort and attacking tourist hotels. The Muslim Brotherhood is on the march to bring Egypt under the political control of powerful Iran.

 

THE HUNT.

Running the coup is a ruthless double agent called the Pharaoh, who will stop at nothing to establish an obedient puppet regime on Israel’s border, and take complete control of the Suez Canal, the choke point for the world’s oil flow. The United States will never allow that to happen, but options are limited and things are moving fast. Washington turns to the one man who can restore balance in the region: Marine master sniper Kyle Swanson.

 

THE KILL…

Enlisting the help of a British Secret Service agent, the beautiful Egyptologist Tianha Bialy, Swanson goes on a perilous mission to prevent a total war in the Middle East—no matter what the cost…

 

 

“This [series] is a definite winner for all fans of the military action thriller.” —Booklist

 

Time to Kill is the sixth Kyle Swanson Sniper Novel from Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin and Donald A. Davis.

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NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA
KYLE SWANSON LEANED ON the white railing of the deck on the second floor of his house as the sun edged down toward the horizon and wondered if he had time to get out in the surf one last time, paddle down to the Wedge, ride a few sets, and get back before it got too dark. Madeline, his girlfriend of the past two weeks, was coming over after her shift in a beachfront restaurant and was expecting him to grill some tuna while she whipped up a salad. They would drink cold cerveza and eat on the open patio with the glass doors all the way open, with a
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Praise for Time to Kill

 

 

Praise for the Kyle Swanson Sniper Novels

 

TIME TO KILL

“Coughlin and Davis’ series only gets better with each installment…Kyle Swanson returns for his boldest and best adventure yet.” —Booklist (starred review)

 

 

RUNNING THE MAZE

 

“A definite winner for all fans of the military action thriller.” —Booklist

 

“Coughlin and Davis hit the action-adventure 10-ring again.” —Kirkus Reviews

 

“Former Marine sniper Coughlin stretches but does not strain credulity in this intricate story that aptly illustrates the maxim ‘no plan survives contact with the enemy.’”—Publishers Weekly

 

 

CLEAN KILL

 

‘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

 

“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

 

“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

 

“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 magazine

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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

  • GUNNERY SGT. JACK COUGHLIN was with the 3rd Battalion, 4th Regiment of Marines during the drive to Baghdad and has operated on a wide range of assignments in hotspots around the world.

     

    DONALD A. DAVIS is the author of twenty-three books, including multiple New York Times bestsellers.  

     

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