Kill Zone (Kyle Swanson Sniper Series #1)

Kill Zone (Kyle Swanson Sniper Series #1)

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by Jack Coughlin
     
 

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An American general is captured in the Middle East by terrorists who threaten to behead him in days. Moments before rendered unconscious, he hears his captors speaking American English. Who are these people?

Gunnery Sgt. Kyle Swanson, a top Marine sniper, is vacationing on a yacht in the Mediterranean when he receives orders to mount a top-secret mission to

Overview

An American general is captured in the Middle East by terrorists who threaten to behead him in days. Moments before rendered unconscious, he hears his captors speaking American English. Who are these people?

Gunnery Sgt. Kyle Swanson, a top Marine sniper, is vacationing on a yacht in the Mediterranean when he receives orders to mount a top-secret mission to rescue the general. But as Swanson and the Marines prepare to land in the Syrian desert, they unwittingly fly into an ambush. How did the enemy have details of a mission known only to a few high-level American officials?

Now Swanson—the sole survivor among his men—must journey into the dark heart of the desert to achieve his mission. But soon he will encounter the most dangerous enemies of all: His fellow Americans. Their sworn enemy: The captured general whose fate now rests in Sniper Swanson's hands…

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Tight, suspenseful…Here's hoping this is the first of many Swanson novels.” —Booklist

“The action reaches a furious pitch.” —Publishers Weekly

“A renowned sniper, Coughlin recounts battlefield action with considerable energy.” —The Washington Post

Publishers Weekly

Coughlin wrote with Davis on Shooter, a memoir of Coughlin's career as a Marine Corps sniper. In the team's debut novel, the two pit Gunnery Sgt. Kyle Swanson, the corps's best sniper, against a secret alliance of government and business bigwigs. A triumvirate of National Security Adviser Gerald Buchanan, Senate Armed Services Committee chair Ruth Reed and megarich businessman Gordon Gates IV are using Gates Global (the world's preeminent private security company) to implement a plan to take over the military, rewrite the Constitution and usher in the creation of a "New America." In Saudi Arabia, Marine Brig. Gen. Bradley Middleton is kidnapped by two mercenaries working for Gates Global. After Swanson is chosen to be part of a rescue team, helicopters carrying the rescuers crash on landing, and Swanson is left with only his exceptional combat skills and his high-tech rifle, Excalibur ("a sniper's wet dream"). The action reaches such a furious pitch that readers will hardly notice an overly romantic subplot or the clumsy machinations of the evil trio. (Nov.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312945671
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
12/02/2008
Series:
Kyle Swanson Sniper Series , #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
165,903
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 4.12(h) x 0.93(d)

Meet the Author

Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin was the Marine Corps' highest ranked sniper in the Iraq War. He served with the the Third Battalion, Fourth Marines during the drive to Baghdad and has operated on a wide range of assignments in hot spots around the world. He is co-author of the Kyle Swanson Sniper Novels, and of his autobiography, Shooter.

Donald A. Davis is the author of Lightning Strike: The Secret Mission to Kill Admiral Yamamoto and Avenge Pearl Harbor, and numerous other books, including several New York Times bestsellers. He lives outside Boulder, Colorado.

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Kill Zone 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 77 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kill Zone written by Jack Coughlin is based on a expert sniper who gets sent on a mission to save Gen. Middlten who was taken prisoner by a ex Navy Seal and an ex U.S army ranger who are working as mercenaries. By reading this book you will follow kyle Swanson (the expert sniper) and Gen. Middlten to the extraction point in which they run into many Challenges along the way. What I liked about the book was their was plenty of action to keep me interested in the book. One thing I did no like though was it often switched from Swanson¿s story to someone who really didn¿t have much to do with the story which could make it confusing. This book is not part of a series but Jack Coughlin did also write Shooter so if you liked this book you would also like Shooter. This book sort of reminds me of the movie Shooter mainly because its about snipers. I hope you enjoy reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never wanted to put it down! Can't wait to read the next one in the series.
madcam More than 1 year ago
I stumbled onto this book from suggestions based on my other reads. I really enjoyed it and am working my way through the series. I highly recommend this book and look forward to the next.
Nickn10 More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book. I have read three others by this author and each one was highly entertaining. Will buy more.
crankyasianman More than 1 year ago
This was the first book by this author. I read the back of the book and figured i would like it. I was not disappointed. Rogue govt officials, evil mercs and conspiracies. All 3 were in the book.

The book was fairly easy reading and i can not wait til his next book comes out in paperback.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I strongly recommend this sniper series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book could hardly put it down would defently recmond it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is worth every penny. I started out reading it at my local library and i couldn't stop reading it. GET IT RIGHT NOW
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This was a 3.99 book that i read on my wife`s kindle. I liked reading it so much i went out and bought the nook tablet. The book was a great read. Fast paced and lots of energy. I hated to put it down. Now i have to read the others. I was a W E Griffith fan, if you read any of the Presidential Agents books you will like these.
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