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An Act of Treason (Kyle Swanson Sniper Series #4)

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  • Posted October 17, 2013

    Veteran Marine Corps Scout Sniper Gunnery Sergeant Kyle Swanson

    Veteran Marine Corps Scout Sniper Gunnery Sergeant Kyle Swanson has been taking some hard-earned, much-needed rest and recovery from his recent encounters in the Middle East and the terrorist attack on himself and his team from the previous book, Clean Kill. However, before he is able to get too comfortable, a call comes in from his oldest friend, mentor, and sniper trainer, CIA Senior Agent Jim Hall, to help him carry out one last farewell mission in Pakistan before retiring. However, as soon as the sniper shots are fired, all hell breaks loose. After being framed and labeled as a traitor and murderer by his own country, Kyle must use every ounce of training, knowledge and skills to get home safe, clear his name, and punish those who framed him in the first place.

    This is the fourth book in the Kyle Swanson series written by real life Retired Marine Sniper Jack Coughlin. Using his real life knowledge and experiences in the push to Iraq and other missions around the world, he infuses his stories of information that brings realism and credibility to the issues and resolutions that are discussed. This fast-pased roller coaster of action, espionage, and intrigue is an amazing thrill ride that will grab you as the first shots ring out to the final showdown, like an old western.

    Because of the major backstories that are covered in the previous three books, there is not a great deal of explanation for the way things are with certain characters so to fully enjoy and understand everything in the book, it is highly recommended that anyone interested in this book begin with the first of the series and work your way up. Believe me, you won’t regret it. Also, there is a good deal of military jargon that good readers can infer the meaning of most times. However, because of my military background I was able to understand, but some of it might be a bit difficult for readers unfamiliar with the military system, jargon, and some acronyms used throughout. Worst case, if you come across this issue, I would recommend having a phone nearby where you can look it up online.

    While there is not a great deal of violence, keep in mind this is a American military sniper novel that portrays the actions and adventures of a highly trained Marine Corps Sniper. There might be some scenes of violence that could turn a few stomachs of those a bit more squeamish than others. Just be prepared for a bit of description of painful injuries and a few instances of graphic hand-to-hand combat descriptions.

    Overall, this book was well written just like the other three. Anyone who is remotely a fan of modern military fiction or just likes a good fast-paced action book will more than enjoy this one. Good huntings!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2011

    Devil Dog does it again by AXMarine

    This was really hard to put down, read it in 3 nights. Outstanding Marine

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2011

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    Semper Fi

    Great read, I am suprised Gunny Coughlin puts out such good work.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 21, 2011

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    Interesting To A Point

    An Act of Treason involves a long-term CIA agent who is near retirement and wants to get some big bucks before he goes. He betrays two of his best colleagues and enables terrorists. The hunt is on and sniper Karl Lawson endured various
    obstacles en route to finding his traitor friend. It all leads up an anticlimactic ending. The characters are either cliches or stick figures, which make the book less interesting. But, for spy thrller fans,there is enough here to keep you entertained.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2011

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    a terrific espionage thriller

    US Marine Corps sniper Kyle Swanson and his girlfriend CIA agent Lauren Carson are on a mission in Pakistan. However, they have been exposed by someone in their chain leading to Kyle's incarceration and Lauren blamed for the fiasco; she is accused of turning traitor by selling her boyfriend out and giving top secrets to an al Qaeda supporter.

    Swanson and Carson need to extradite themselves from the mess they are in as the pair trust no one. Both share in common their high regard for CIA legend Jim Hall, who mentored each of them and was Lauren's lover at one time. They would have expected him to mount an extraction rescue, but he sent them on the mission that has the pair tied in knots. Neither wants to believe that Hall set them up to conceal his selling top secret information to a Pakistani warlord who supports converting al-Qaeda into a political party and to possess a nuclear arsenal. Hall has one problem; he must kill his former apprentice.

    The latest Swanson Sniper tale (see Clean Kill), An Act of Treason is a terrific espionage thriller as an idolized hero turns traitor shaking Swanson's soul more than al Qaeda can. The story line is fast-paced though linear as the audience anticipates a sniper showdown, which happens in the Alps.

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 14, 2012

    Really liking the flow!

    Picked up this one thursday night and just finished it. Cant wait to read more from this auther

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  • Posted May 29, 2011

    A Must Read if you like books about snipers

    The pace is fast. The book is an excellent work by a man who was there.

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