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On Scope

On Scope

A Sniper Novel

Kyle Swanson Sniper Novels (Volume 7)

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

St. Martin's Press

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Spain is on the brink of economic collapse and European banks demand that any bailout be linked to harsh domestic changes. An alliance of Islamic bankers counters with a rescue package containing no conditions at all. The underlying goal: to break the unity of Europe and put Madrid on the path back to Islamic rule.

When the United States stridently opposes that deal, terrorists storm the American consulate in Barcelona and slaughter an entire six-man U.S. Marine security guard. Washington decides the time has come to change the rules of counter-terrorism response, and instead of going after the individual hired gunmen, it unleashes black operations team Task Force Trident to take down the high-ranking financiers known as the Group of Six who were really responsible for the slaughter. Gunnery Sergeant Kyle Swanson, one of the world's best snipers, and his beautiful sidekick Beth Ledford, go on the attack, and bodies fall from Mallorca to Madrid.

Meanwhile, Algerian mastermind Yanis Rebiane puts pressure on Spain to decide before the Group of Six cracks, while his killing-machine son, Djahid roams the United States, murdering anyone his father deems a threat to the radical Islamic takeover scheme. Once Swanson's name is unearthed from secret files, Kyle and Djahid become hunter and prey. In On Scope by Jack Coughlin and Donald A. Davis, one shot will decide the future of Spain, NATO, and the European Union.

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BARCELONA, SPAIN
THEIR CAREERS pushed Swanson and Dodge in different directions after that. Mike Dodge, with a wife, chose a more conventional path, while the single Kyle Swanson was swept up in special operations....

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Praise for On Scope

“Kyle Swanson returns for his boldest and best adventure yet. . . . Coughlin and Davis' series only gets better with each installment. Series fans will devour this one, but new readers will enjoy it just as much, as knowledge of prior novels in the series is not required. A great military thriller for anyone with a little time to kill.” —Booklist (starred review) on Time to Kill

“The latest Kyle Swanson sniper thriller might be the best yet. . . . Quickly paced and tightly written, this one is a definite winner for all fans of the military action thriller.” —Booklist on Running the Maze

“Coughlin and Davis (An Act of Treason, 2011, etc.) hit the action-adventure 10-ring again.” —Kirkus Reviews on Running the Maze

“Will leave readers cheering.” —Publishers Weekly on Clean Kill

“The latest Kyle Swanson sniper thriller might be the best yet. . . . Quickly paced and tightly written, this one is a definite winner.” —Booklist on Running the Maze

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

“A strong and compelling narrative. Coughlin and Davis have concocted another winner that should only encourage a growing readership.” —Booklist on Clean Kill

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About the author

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

GUNNERY SERGEANT JACK COUGHLIN was with the Third Battalion, Fourth 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 more than twenty books, including multiple New York Times bestsellers.

Donald A. Davis is co-author of New York Times bestseller Shooter: The Autobiography of the Top-Ranked Marine Sniper and author of Lightning Strike: The Secret Mission to Kill Admiral Yamamoto and Avenge Pearl Harbor. He lives outside Boulder, Colorado.

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