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
After a chapter or two, I realized I am really an action junkie. I had just finished a couple of books with little to no action before this book ... As soon as this started, I got a big smile on my face and really got into the book. I can't say I enjoy all of the details regarding each gun, shell, etc., but I know those who know what they mean probably do.
This is a fun and exciting book ... enjoy
A team focused on the mission of taking the fight to the bad guys door.
If you like Vince Flynn, you'll like Scott McEwen.
I like the hero, I like his attitude and I'm enjoying the books. I especially like it when the bad guys get what they deserve.
The stories in this series are well told, and overall, reasonably believable. Good dialog, and paired with some new and different story angles. Check this series out.
Breath taking action
Yes, the detail and precision explanation of the action was riveting.
No, this is my first.
This book made me run the gamut of emotions. I cried one moment and was completely horrified the next. I did laugh out loud a few times.
If you like military or action novels, I think you will like this. If you've always dreamed of being a sniper, loner or someone with no fear it's a good book.
The story kept my attention and it was fairly technically accurate to the equipment, kit and weapons capabilities. This goes a long way toward not being a distraction. The story is very far-fetched but it's a wild Hollywood style ride. It's worth the read.
This story is amazing. The narrator does an excellent job with all of the different characters.
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