A Sniper NovelKyle Swanson Sniper Novels (Volume 7)
Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin, USMC (Ret.), with Donald A. Davis
St. Martin's Paperbacks
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.
This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.
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....
Praise for On Scope
“Fast-moving [and] suspenseful.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Delivers the goods for fans of high-action military fiction, and they will be pleased to discover that this series is losing none of its energy, even as it ages. Knowledge of the previous installments is not required to enjoy this one.” —Booklist
“Coughlin and Davis' series only gets better with each installment...Kyle Swanson returns for his boldest and best adventure yet.” —Booklist (starred review) on Time to Kill
“A definite winner for all fans of the military action thriller.” —Booklist on Running the Maze
“Coughlin and Davis hit the action-adventure 10-ring again.” —Kirkus Reviews on Running the Maze
“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 on Running the Maze-