From the coauthor of the number-one New York Times best seller American Sniper comes a heart-pounding military thriller in which American hero and SEAL team sniper Gil Shannon joins up with an unlikely ally in order to stop a terrorist plot bent on destruction across Europe.
Hot on the trail of The Wolf, a rogue Russian military sniper turned Chechen terrorist, Gil Shannon turns from hunter to hunted when his mission is exposed by a traitor high up in US government. Shannon must turn to an unlikely ally - a deadly Russian special operative - to help even the odds. But when they discover that The Wolf is just the tip of a global terrorist plot whose goal is to upend the US economy and the stability of the Western world, Shannon and his team of operatives must track the terrorists down before their plan comes to fruition.
Shannon comes head to head with legions of enemy fighters all across Europe in this breathtakingly cinematic and realistic military thriller, ending with a faceoff between Gil and the one sniper who may be his equal shot. Will he survive?
This third action-packed and battle-filled adventure in the Sniper Elite series takes listeners along for a white-knuckle ride across Europe in the company of American soldiers, Russian special operatives, and global leaders - and will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final scene.
©2015 Scott McEwen and Thomas Koloniar (P)2015 Simon & Schuster
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
Gil Shannon is the protagonist of this action thriller series. The Sniper and the Wolf is Book 3. Book 4, not yet available for preorder at Audible (but it certainly will be), will be titled Ghost Sniper and released on July 12, 2016.
Scott McEwen coauthored Chris Kyle's autobiography American Sniper before moving to his fictional Sniper Elite series.
There is a lot of action and suspense packed into this fast moving 10 hour novel as Gil Shannon takes on the Wolf, a Chechen terrorist sniper.
I highly recommend this book and all others that Scott McEwen has coauthored.
This is the third book in the sniper series with these perfectly believable characters. They are not supermen and come packed full of personal flaws, just like everyone in the real world. That makes them so much more embraceable and therefor the story so much more believable. Here, the main character, Gil Shannon, a former SEAL Sniper now contracted to the CIA, is chasing a terror mastermind and at the same time engaging a former Russian Spetsnaz sniper and his team, that have turned mercenary and work for the terrorist. Sniper vs Sniper is a rare and deadly contest in the real world, and this story demonstrates why.
The reader is absolutely perfect, offering very subtle nuanced voices to the characters, but makes no attempts and ridiculous female voices and foreign dialects. In short, he reads, and adds to the story rather than acting and detracting from it. The story itself is so well written, the timing and description so perfect, I repeatedly had to remind myself to listen to the story, but to get on with whatever I was doing while listening. Fast paced and believable action is non-stop making mental visualization a constant. The only warning is that graphic descriptions of wounds and violence may make you cringe...and make most men grab their crotch... at least once or twice.
Nearly 100% action. Enjoyed the special down moments that were rich in subtle touches and humor (lunch with Putin) . Our hero Master Chief Gill Shannon is never rattled, always plugging - ok plunging ahead to fight evil. He has a very likable personality and fun quirks. The supporting characters are also well done. The action/battle scenes are well written. A thoroughly enjoyable action story.
Gil Shannon is still a BAMF. if you enjoyed the previous books you will no doubt enjoy this one as well.
I feel like McEwen's fiction books are getting better with each book. I really like this character, and I really like how McEwen introduces facts and background to these stories. don't miss this one.
This series continues to stay exciting with realistic characters, and multiple story lines. This series has been successful in keeping each book different from the others.
Non stop thrill ride. Some new great characters and a revisit from others. You should listen to them in order though.
Totally grabbed me beyond all comprehension.... Story 10/10 Narration 10/10 can't wait for book 4!
"Great third instalment of the Sniper Elite series"
A great new series of books . looking forward to the next one. If you like plenty of action then this has it in spades.
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