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Reaper: Ghost Target

Reaper: Ghost Target

A Sniper Novel

The Reaper Series (Volume 1)

Nicholas Irving with A. J. Tata

St. Martin's Press

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The explosive new thriller series written by Nicholas Irving, the New York Times bestselling author of The Reaper and star of Fox's American Grit.

"Wow! Irving & Tata make an incredible team. Reaper: Ghost Target is pedal-to-the-metal action packed with great twists and turns. Think 'Jason Bourne meets Bob Lee Swagger' then buckle up and get ready for one hell of a read!" —Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Use of Force

“A compelling and intriguing tale, layered with suspense, told by two people who know what they’re talking about. This one goes on your keeper shelf.” —Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The 14th Colony

American hero, or unhinged vigilante?

In Reaper: Ghost Target, Vick "The Reaper" Harwood is an esteemed sniper with a record kill count—33 kills in 90 days—when he is knocked out under mortar attack in Afghanistan. He wakes up back in the United States with little memory of what happened, his spotter and gun both unrecovered from the battlefield. Harwood has resigned himself to slowly picking up the pieces of his life, training Special Forces snipers in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and starting a promising relationship with an Olympic medalist named Jackie.

But when a series of assassinations start occurring in the area, Harwood can't explain why he just happens to be nearby for each killing—or how a sniper rifle that matches the description of the one he lost seems to be involved. His memory of the past few days is hazy and full of… More…

The explosive new thriller series written by Nicholas Irving, the New York Times bestselling author of The Reaper and star of Fox's American Grit.

"Wow! Irving & Tata make an incredible team. Reaper: Ghost Target is pedal-to-the-metal action packed with great twists and turns. Think 'Jason Bourne meets Bob Lee Swagger' then buckle up and get ready for one hell of a read!" —Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Use of Force

“A compelling and intriguing tale, layered with suspense, told by two people who know what they’re talking about. This one goes on your keeper shelf.” —Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The 14th Colony

American hero, or unhinged vigilante?

In Reaper: Ghost Target, Vick "The Reaper" Harwood is an esteemed sniper with a record kill count—33 kills in 90 days—when he is knocked out under mortar attack in Afghanistan. He wakes up back in the United States with little memory of what happened, his spotter and gun both unrecovered from the battlefield. Harwood has resigned himself to slowly picking up the pieces of his life, training Special Forces snipers in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and starting a promising relationship with an Olympic medalist named Jackie.

But when a series of assassinations start occurring in the area, Harwood can't explain why he just happens to be nearby for each killing—or how a sniper rifle that matches the description of the one he lost seems to be involved. His memory of the past few days is hazy and full of blackouts, and even he has to wonder, is he being framed? Or is he the killer?

As Harwood runs from the authorities, his girlfriend falls off the radar, his missing spotter resurfaces, and the assassinated men are outed as drug and sex traffickers. Nothing is adding up. Harwood realizes he has to unravel this mystery, and fast, or find himself paying the ultimate price for crimes he may not have committed.

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CHAPTER 1


Present Day

Vick Harwood’s mission was to kill the Chechen, but complications arose quickly as two Taliban riflemen appeared on the ridge above their hide position.

It was a tough enough shot without...

Praise for Reaper: Ghost Target

"Will ensnare readers who follow Brad Taylor and Vince Flynn." —Booklist

"Expert sniper Irving and coauthor Tata understand their weapons, tactics, and tradecraft inside and out. The action is relentlses and exciting....Harwood's humanity and sense of justice show via his actions on and off the battlefield." —Library Journal

"You couldn't ask for a better writing team—from the strategic to the tactical—the experiences of both authors bleed through on every page, the authenticity ripped straight from a battlefield after action report. Reaper: Ghost Target starts with a crack, and hits on all cylinders." —Brad Taylor, New York Times bestselling author of Operator Down

"From Nicholas Irving and A.J. Tata—two guys who have walked the walk and definitely know how to talk the talk. Reaper: Ghost Target is impossible to put down." —Marc Cameron, New York Times bestselling author of the Jericho Quinn series and author of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels

"Ghost Target by Nicholas Irving and A.J. Tata is a kinetic and elaborate page-turner; rich with detail and blazing with action, it’s one hell of a wild ride. Vick Harwood is a bigger-than-life hero thriller fans will love." —Mark Greaney, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gunmetal Gray

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Nicholas Irving with A. J. Tata

NICHOLAS IRVING is the New York Times bestselling author of The Reaper and Way of the Reaper. He’s spent six years in the Army’s Special Operations 3rd Ranger Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment, serving from assaulter to Sniper Team leader. He was the first African American to deploy in the G.W.O.T as a sniper in his battalion and is now the owner of HardShoot, where he trains personnel in the art of long-range shooting, from Olympians to members of the Spec Ops community. He also appeared as a mentor on the Fox reality show American Grit, and has consulted on various movie films and t.v. shows. He lives in San Antonio, Texas.

A.J. TATA, Brigadier General, U.S. Army (Retired), commanded combat units in the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions and the 10th Mountain Division. His last combat tour was in Afghanistan in 2007 where he earned the Combat Action Badge and Bronze Star Medal. He is the author of seven national bestselling novels, including books from The Captain Jake Mahegan and Threat Series. He is the National Security Expert for One America News Network and a frequent foreign policy guest commentator on Fox News and CNN.

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Meet the Author

May 11 - June 23, 2018

Meet Nicholas Irving and A.J. Tata as they read from their new novel Reaper: Ghost Target.

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