From the coauthor of the number-one New York Times best seller American Sniper comes a heart-pounding military thriller in which the fabled Special Ops unit is activated to stop a group of terrorists from launching "suitcase" nukes somewhere in America.
When Chechen terrorists manage to smuggle a Cold War-era Russian nuke across the Mexican-American border, the president is forced to reactivate the only unit capable of stopping them: Navy SEAL sniper Gil Shannon and his brash team of SEALs and Delta Force fighters. First introduced in Sniper Elite: One-Way Trip, hailed by Publishers Weekly as a "meaty thriller" with "snappy dialogue and well-timed humor", Shannon and his team were run out of the military after defying direct orders and instead choosing to save the life of one of their own. In Target America, Gil and his team, many of whom had gone rogue, are reunited as an off-the-books Special Ops unit that must race against the clock to save the country from nuclear destruction.
Number-one New York Times best-selling author Scott McEwen once again delivers a gripping and fast-paced adventure that illuminates the shadow world of clandestine military operations.
©2014 Scott McEwen (P)2014 Simon & Schuster Audio
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I'm already listening again because I was so caught up in the story that I'm sure I missed details, particularly character development details that will help me to know them better. Literally, I couldn't put it down. After staying up all night, I was about 40 minutes from the end, the sun coming up and and I was fading. I unplugged, set the alarm, and got up 2 hours later to finish the book before breakfast.
There were so many, I can't pick one. This is a fast moving book, believable and set in our time. With the reality of terrorism threats and attacks, we are there. The setting is now. The author drew me in, at times my heart was racing along with the characters. Unlike a lot of series, where it takes a takes the 1st couple of books to develop the characters, to give them dimension, the main characters were believable in book one and enhanced in Target America. The author wasn't afraid to make them real, including flaws and imperfections - great job. Chasing the nuclear threat the heroes made mistakes, assumptions, good guesses that weren't always correct. The author didn't shy away from death of characters that we liked or didnt, giving a huge dose of realism to the danger willing faced by our patriots every day. You know the book is good when a character takes a belly shot & your thoughts jump to his wife and kids. Moreso, when you find yourself wondering how close we were to the event that inspired the book....... surely it couldn't just be imaginary. Really?
Realistic. Conveying the frustration, anger, resolve mixed with an occasional bad joke or smart alecky remark, they were performed well.
Kept me up all night!
Can I preorder the next book now? With almost 200 books in my Audible library, I listen a lot but seldomg review. Target America is better read after book 1, but can stand alone. From Clancy, Ludlum, Baldacci, Child, Flynn, Thor - I read them all. Scott McEwen is a breath of fresh air, I'm a fan.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
Scott McEwen's Sniper Elite series is one of the best. Ex-special forces Colonel Gil Shannon is the the protagonist in Target America as he is in the other two novels in the series. Old Soviet suitcase nuclear bombs in the hands of terrorists inside the US is the subject of this novel.
Book 4 in this great series is scheduled for release on July 12, 2016. It is not yet listed in the Coming Soon section of Audible.
Different from the Vince Flynn books, these books feel more like first person accounts. It's clear that this series of books is well researched, and artfully told. The mundane dialog between the characters feels authentic, and familIar to me. The characters are memorable, you get to like them. These books are not Mitch Rapp books, but they fill the void. I would recommend this series.
Definitely, exceptional mix of action, suspense and character development.
Grey man, Mitch Rapp, Dead six, Andrew Peterson, Rourke Denver, Richard bard, and all seal books all mashed together in this ultimate military suspense action thriller.
Hard to say. Was never bored.
I've read a lot of books in this genre and nothing comes close.
I've given a few books five stars this needs more than five stars.
You won't be disappointed.
All I can say is, "wow." This was fantastic from start to finish and unlike so many other stories, this one's action and anticipation grew throughout the novel.
After a very disappointing, "Act of War", by Brad Thor, this had my adrenaline pumping. I found myself just sitting and listening. I could not put it down. What a great job by the author(s) in creating a story that seemed so real.
Also, the characters were brought to life by the story line and the narration.
I can't wait for the next Sniper Elite series novel to be released. I cannot put into words how truly great this 2nd book in the series is.
Yes and his first book "Sniper Elite"
He bring the characters to life. One of the best narrators that I've heard.
One of the best books of this genre. A quality production, can't wait fir his next book !!
Best military/thriller out of the many I have listened to.
Good guys are just as vulnerable as the bad guys; much the same as in real life. Breaks the tired old "good guys always win with just a scratch" theme. That makes the book much more unpredictable and therefore much more interesting.
All of it is good. Political figures are very similar to the mostly jerks with the rare exception that they are in real life.
Top notch cover to cover.
There is a certain symmetry throughout the book that makes it feel "real". Characters with the most capabilities also are the most conflicted. The more simple characters have more simple problems, very similar to real life. Very well written.
AWESOME! Scott McEwen delivers another spectacular black ops adventure in his epic follow-up to Sniper Elite: One Way Trip. Gill Shannon officially rivals Mitch Rapp for the #1 spot on my "biggest badass ever written" list. The fact that Scott McEwen's characters are often based off of the heroism of real Navy Seals and Delta Force operatives only adds to the compelling nature of his storytelling. Now, only one question remains: When can we expect book 3 in the Sniper Elite series? I must know what's ahead for Gill Shannon and Bob Pope!
It was not as long as I thought it would be. It was slow to start but as it got going it was very good. The ending was a hold on to your hats son.
I have read the Sniper elite book 1 and it was much better than this one but it is turning out to be a good series.
"All action winner"
Good listen if you like action , Strong characters and a pretty good plot - Not as good as book in my opionon but an easy listen all the same
"Excellent Elite Team Story"
I really enjoyed this book. The story style suited my taste. I enjoy bad ass characters. Also the political betrayal. The ingredients were all there to make a good guys vs the bad guys.
It reminded me a bit of the excellent Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp
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