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Sniper Elite: One Way Trip: A Novel | [Scott McEwen, Thomas Koloniar]

Sniper Elite: One Way Trip: A Novel

The President of the United States can’t decide how to respond to a classified video showing the Taliban’s brutal treatment of their captive - a female helicopter pilot of the Army’s elite Special Operations Aviation Regiment. Afraid that a botched rescue will further destabilize foreign policy and end his presidency, the Commander-in-Chief falters. But when the Special Ops community learns that one of their own is being tortured and will almost certainly be killed, no executive order will stop them from attempting a rescue mission.
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Publisher's Summary

From the coauthor of the number-one New York Times best-selling American Sniper, this "inspired by true events" thriller follows one of America’s most lethal snipers as he leads the rescue of a downed female Special Ops pilot.

The President of the United States can’t decide how to respond to a classified video showing the Taliban’s brutal treatment of their captive - a female helicopter pilot of the Army’s elite Special Operations Aviation Regiment. Afraid that a botched rescue will further destabilize foreign policy and end his presidency, the Commander-in-Chief falters. But when the Special Ops community learns that one of their own is being tortured and will almost certainly be killed, no executive order will stop them from attempting a rescue mission.

In direct defiance of the President’s orders, Navy SEAL sniper Gil Shannon launches an audacious mission with the support of elite soldiers and an enigmatic government figure, to infiltrate the tribal faction holding the captured pilot. A pulse-pounding battle ensues, pitching the entire force of the Taliban against the fearless and heroic American sniper. Packed with blistering action and real-life combat scenes, Sniper Elite: One Way Trip will pin you to the edge of your seat until the very last sentence.

©2013 Scott McEwen & Thomas Koloniar (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

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    Jason 07-04-13
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    Great story line and reader. I really enjoyed the character Gill and the bantering between the SEALS!

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    William 09-16-14
    William 09-16-14
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    "Fun book, lots of action, basically Ear Candy"
    What did you love best about Sniper Elite: One Way Trip?

    Just a fun read. Concentration not required. Good action, reasonably realistic (good guys die too and are not super-humans), but of course the hero prevails. (Not being critical here, if I wanted a sad ending, I would have bought something else.)


    What does Brian Hutchison bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Nothing really. He was a bit flat, like his agent forced him to do this. Did not emphasize or accent passages the way I would have, but then again, I don't do it for a living.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Like all movies made from books, this movie will suck too, read the book!


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer 07-15-14
    Jennifer 07-15-14
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    "Wow. Just WOW."
    What did you love best about Sniper Elite: One Way Trip?

    What an amazing, "can't put it down," special ops thrill ride! After devouring this book in less than two days, I found myself downloading its sequel, Target America, faster than Gil Shannon can strip a sniper rifle. If you're looking for a high-octane, well-written action-adventure novel, you've found one. In honoring some of this nation's most outstanding heroes, Scott McEwen has delivered one of the best thrillers of the year!!! Vince Flynn/Mitch Rapp fans: It's time to get to know Gil Shannon!


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica Meyle 07-02-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Read"
    What did you love best about Sniper Elite: One Way Trip?

    Liked the book allot and is a good military action book. But...while the author may get the USN SEAL references correct, his miss-fires several times when referencing U.S. Army units and capabilities.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Xavier Los Angeles, CA, United States 02-06-14
    Xavier Los Angeles, CA, United States 02-06-14 Member Since 2011

    I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".

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    "Loved it"

    Great action. Deserves a longer review but I'm overdue in writing reviews to some really enjoyable listens. Enjoy...worth the money if you love heroes and the sacrifice and discipline of a sniper.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    John 11-05-13
    John 11-05-13
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    "I was drawn in immediately!"
    What made the experience of listening to Sniper Elite: One Way Trip the most enjoyable?

    The characters were very real. The sense of humanity, companionship, strength and strife were palpable. You felt the strength and training yet the full emotions of the characters and their relationships with each other.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gil Shannon, of course! He was rough, tough, intelligent, human yet vulnerable and very caring.


    What does Brian Hutchison bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    You really feel the characters are the reading. You don't feel like you are being taken a long, you are in the story. He does a great job differentiating the personalities of each character as you would see them in your mind and hear them in your own reading experience.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    One way trip says it all!


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to get my hands on other sniper elite books!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick Scottsdale, AZ, United States 08-10-14
    Patrick Scottsdale, AZ, United States 08-10-14

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    "This Book's WOW for Military Action and Heroics!"

    There is not a single slow moment in this book. The situations and characters are believable. The basic story line- feckless political leaders and an evil enemy will make ones' blood boil. The final confrontation (actually all of the heroic military action) is completely unrealistic - BUT it sure is enjoyable and exciting. The story is written in a crisp style. The dialogue, while a bit crude (you won't listen to this one with small kids in the car) fits the situation and adds to the tension and color of the characters. The military technical details are well explained and not overdone. They add greatly to the mental picture the book evokes. It was a great twist to have an Afghan hero(s). The twist at the end, in my opinion, elevated the story and underscored the personal commitment of the heroes and small mindedness of the politicians. If you like action and lots of wasted bad guys - this is for you.

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    Ed E Benton Florence, MS United States 08-02-14
    Ed E Benton Florence, MS United States 08-02-14 Member Since 2012
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    "A good read"
    What made the experience of listening to Sniper Elite: One Way Trip the most enjoyable?

    I know that this book was written to be realistic and believable but the language was a bit too rough.


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    brad Rolling Hills Estates, CA, United States 07-23-14
    brad Rolling Hills Estates, CA, United States 07-23-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Edge of your seat"
    Where does Sniper Elite: One Way Trip rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I think this book is better than most of the military books I have listened to. It is exciting without any political stuff to cloud the good parts.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    OH YEAH!! It is non stop excitement.


    Have you listened to any of Brian Hutchison’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No but I liked him very much.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    No idea


    Any additional comments?

    Super exciting. Non stop action.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Not Dallas, TX USA 07-18-14
    Kindle Customer Not Dallas, TX USA 07-18-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Can't Go Wrong"
    Would you listen to Sniper Elite: One Way Trip again? Why?

    Fantastically written and narrated!
    I hate action/mystery/thriller books where the main character/hero is super human...can't do anything wrong, bullet-proof, and over-hyped. While I'm a huge fan of our special ops guys, I'm not a fan of their books because I believe this community should stay well hidden..for their own benefit...but I digress.

    This book was great. It's well written, and well narrated. The characters are all totally believable in all mannerisms/behavior/character.

    Politics is always a player in military novels, because to some level that is what operates the military. However, this book wasn't bogged down in politics, it was well balanced.

    Very good book, and was a perfect duration for my drive.

    Also, you have to love a book that mentions the 1911 at all, and Kimber by name....


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Several great moments, some funny and some dramatic.


    What does Brian Hutchison bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I would've driven off the road if I read this.


    If you could rename Sniper Elite: One Way Trip, what would you call it?

    Leave a good work alone....it's fine the way it is.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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