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Long Shot

Long Shot

A Sniper Novel

Kyle Swanson Sniper Novels (Volume 9)

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

St. Martin's Press

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A top Russian intelligence agent has defected to the West and the only man with whom he will speak is Kyle Swanson, who busted him out of the U.S. Marine Corps Scout/Sniper School years ago. The defector proves to be an Edward Snowden-type gold mine of amazing secrets about the When, Where and How of President Vladimir Pushkin's next grab for lost Soviet territory.

But Swanson, now a special contractor with the CIA, soon begins to believe that it is all fool's gold being sprinkled by Moscow to ignite an open military fight with NATO and the United States.

Using his own deadly methods, the sniper sets out to find the truth, but to slow him down, the Russians kidnap Swanson's beautiful friend Calico, the CIA station chief in Estonia.

From Italy to the Arctic Circle, Kyle Swanson is on the hunt, convinced that the defector actually is running a complex plot to hand Russia a kingdom in the north. But Swanson seems always to be a step behind because there is a traitor within his own chain of command. To stop the madness, Swanson must deliver a kill shot a hundred miles away from a border bridge in Estonia, where a Russian Army waits on the far shore as a government official crosses over with an invitation to invade.


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ROME, ITALY


 


THIS HAD TO BE a head shot. Under normal circumstances, a sniper goes for the chest, which not only provides a larger area and is thus an easier target, but...

Praise for Long Shot

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

Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin's New York Times-bestselling autobiography, Shooter, describes his experiences as the top-ranked marine sniper in the Iraq War. Coughlin is also the author, with Donald A. Davis, of the Kyle Swanson Sniper Novels, including Long Shot and In the Crosshairs. Coughlin grew up in Waltham, Massachusetts, and joined the Marines when he was 19. He served with the Marines during the drive to Baghdad and has operated on a wide range of assignments in hot spots around the world.

Donald A. Davis is the author and co-author of more than 20 books, including the Kyle Swanson Sniper Novels and Lightning Strike: The Secret Mission to Kill Admiral Yamamoto and Avenge Pearl Harbor. He lives outside Boulder, Colorado.

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Sgt. Jack Coughlin

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Donald A. Davis

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