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Kill Zone (Kyle Swanson Sniper Series #1)
     

Kill Zone (Kyle Swanson Sniper Series #1)

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by Jack Coughlin, Donald A. Davis, Scott Sowers (Read by)
 

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An American general is captured in the Middle East. They threaten to behead him within days. But moments before he is rendered unconscious during the attack, the General realizes that his unseen captors are American.

Gunnery Sergeant Kyle Swanson, a top level Marine sniper, receives top-secret orders to rescue the General. But upon landing in the Iraqi desert his

Overview

An American general is captured in the Middle East. They threaten to behead him within days. But moments before he is rendered unconscious during the attack, the General realizes that his unseen captors are American.

Gunnery Sergeant Kyle Swanson, a top level Marine sniper, receives top-secret orders to rescue the General. But upon landing in the Iraqi desert his men come under ferocious attack and Swanson is the only one left alive. How did the enemy know details of a mission known only to a few top government officials?

Swanson soon realizes he is fighting a particularly ruthless and dangerous enemy—American mercenaries working with the White House. They're part of a clandestine conspiracy whose agenda is nothing less than total control of the American military. Full of the kind of action author Jack Coughlin lived during his career as a Marine sniper,

Kill Zone marks the debut of an extraordinary writing team.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The new writing team of Coughlin and Davis offers a gripping account that is sure to enthrall listeners with its authentic approach and suspenseful plot twists. Narrator Scott Sowers delivers a solid and commanding performance...Capturing the urgency of the story through his terse, unwavering tone, Sowers breathes life into the characters and credibly delivers the heart-pounding action. The story becomes instantly believable and all the more thrilling with Sowers's performance and Coughlin's personal experience as a Marine sniper." - AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner

"The 3rd Battalion has a veteran sniper, Staff Sergeant Jack Coughlin, for whom the war in Iraq was only the latest of many wars; he fought in Mogadishu, too. On the first day of battle at the Diyala Bridge, he had eleven kills. He is one of the best snipers in the Marine Corps, perhaps the very best. When I asked one of his commanders about his skills, the commander smiled and said, 'I'm just glad he's on our side.' "

—-Peter Maas, war correspondent and bestselling author of Love Thy Neighbor

Praise for Shooter:

“The combat narratives here recount battlefield action with considerable energy...A renowned sniper, Coughlin is less concerned with his tally than with the human values of comradeship and love.” —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.)

Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781427202000
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Series:
Kyle Swanson Sniper Series , #1
Edition description:
Abridged
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 5.25(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

Gunnery Sergeant Jack Coughlin, USMC, served with the Marines during the drive to Baghdad and has operated on a wide range of assignments around the world.

 

Donald A. Davis is the author of 15 books, including four New York Times bestsellers.

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Kill Zone 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 78 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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great first attempt for a high school level writing assignment but not as engaging as advertised
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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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