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Publisher's Summary

In the next thrilling installment of the nonstop action Sniper Elite series from the coauthor of the number-one New York Times best seller American Sniper, a top secret band of elite warriors are forced to take a side in the Mexican narco wars.

Bob Pope, the director of an American secret intelligence antiterrorist program, loses contact with his most trusted operative, navy master chief Gil Shannon, fearing him dead when a mission to take out a Swiss banker who is channeling funds to Muslim extremists goes awry.

But when an American politician and her convoy are assassinated in Mexico City by the Ghost Sniper - an American ex-military gunman for hire employed by Mexico's most ruthless drug cartel - Pope must turn to retired Navy SEAL Daniel Crosswhite and the newest Sniper Elite hero, ex-Green Beret Chance Vaught, to track down the assassin and expose the corrupt officials behind the murderous plot.

The newest heart-pounding Sniper Elite thriller takes you on an action-packed adventure to both sides of the Atlantic, filled with the intrigue and movie-worthy warfare fans of the series have come to know and love.

©2016 Scott McEwen and Thomas Koloniar (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

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A Sniper Elite Story not a Gil Shannon Story

Like the other books in this series it is well written, generally has good character development, a plot or plots that are not always obvious, and connects the reader emotionally to the story and characters. However, this is not a Gil Shannon story. If you loved the earlier books in this series, as I do, you should know this is not a Master Chief Gil Shannon fast paced adventure and action story. Gill plays only a minor role in this novel. And because of it I have struggled with how to rate this latest installment of Sniper Elite. I remind myself this is the “Sniper Elite’ series not the Gil Shannon series; however it was the do the impossible, do the right thing with a good moral compass, with a sense of humor all with fast action lead character that earned my loyalty to the series. Ghost Sniper is still a good book; I just feel some disappointment and unsatisfied after listening. Rating this book as an installment in the Sniper Elite series I have given it 4 stars because at the end of the day I realized I am not invested in the ‘active’ characters in Ghost Sniper something needed to get 5 stars from me. Bottom line, this is a good book, well written, certainly one of the best of this genre but it doesn’t set the hook for the series as the earlier books do.

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WArning! XXX language

I will not purchase any more of his books due to amount of inappropriate and unnecessary foul language.

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Loved the series up until now

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I have really enjoyed the series until now. This latest installment was a disappointment. I don't mind that Gil wasn't the main character however I do mind that he has lost his moral compass. I used to like him being grounded by his life in Montana on his ranch with a wife that he loved. I've lost all respect for him at this point. I guess the author needed a character with less moral integrity to keep it interesting. And as far as Pope goes, it was confusing trying to keep track of who he was loyal to and who he wasn't. It was a shame to see his total disregard for those who had fought for him and put him in the position he currently holds.

Would you recommend Ghost Sniper to your friends? Why or why not?

I would recommend the previous installments but not this one.

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

I enjoyed Brian's performance.

Do you think Ghost Sniper needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Not really. Gil was the main character and I've lost all respect for him.

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What a great series...

Book 4 clearly exceeded my expectations. Love the characters, love the depth of plot and for sure the unexpected turns.

Will definitely read/listen to the whole series again. Previously only Flynn, Thor, rowling.

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Get it

Superior writing, great acting, and a typically excellent, Sniper Elite, story. The good guys are clearly on the right side!!!

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Shannon & Crosswite are awesome!

Loved all four of these books and am ready for more! Great story and narrator, hard to find in concert together.

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 07-13-16

4 stars; not as good as the 3 prior novels...

...in the Sniper Elite series. Ghost Sniper is a very, very good espionage thriller which I enjoyed. But it is disappointing compared to the three prior novels in the series. I suppose the bottom line is I do not like the person that the protagonist Gil Shannon became in this novel. Please give us back the Gil Shannon of the first three books in the series. The Gil Shannon in Ghost Sniper with his killing for the thrill is too much like Tom Wood's Victor the Assassin.

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the best of the best...

I have a deep Library of similar books, but none of them are for me as good. That includes the Likes of Brad Thor, Vince Flynn and Brad Taylor. I start getting depressed once I get near the end knowing I'm going to have a long wait till the next book comes out. Oh well until then I guess.

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What were you thinking?

Really disappointed. The cursing throughout was unnecessary. Guess like everything else it became a novel about a Seal who was unfaithful, abandoned his wife and previous life and responsibility for a sexual frolic. Shame on the authors for going off track.

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Entertaining story

Innovative book going from story to story pulling it all together at the right time. Not the usual 150 bodies by super sniper it actually follows a plot keeping the reader guessing for much of the book. Enjoyed.

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  • Edward Badger
  • 02-03-17

Loved it

This was the last in the series, I've listened the all of them one after the other and they were excellent, the narrator was fantastic and really brought the stories to life. I really hope Scot and Thomas continue this series and Brian continues to narrate The best books I've listened to in a long time

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  • James
  • 08-05-16

Brilliant, Awesome Series!

Would you listen to Ghost Sniper again? Why?

Yes, The characters are fantastic... Should be a movie!

Which character – as performed by Brian Hutchison – was your favourite?

All of them, Gill, Bob and even the female characters were well narrated ...

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both, great one liners as well as huge spells of sad emotions

Any additional comments?

Well worth reading the series!

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  • Robert
  • 07-29-16

Just could not stop listening!

Where does Ghost Sniper rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best. The whole set are as good as each other.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ghost Sniper?

The setting.

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

A great performance and well measured delivery

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

There is no safety in distance.

Any additional comments?

More stories of these great caricatures.

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  • anthony
  • 07-19-16

Gripping.

Book 4 is as good as the other 3 books in this series. This is just action all the way and grabs hold and doesn't let go until the end. These authors are on my must read list. I also found myself laughing out loud at points in this book. The narration was another good job. So if you want a great listen and enjoy authors like vince flynn brad thor and clive cussler you are going to have some fun while listening to this.

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  • Jut
  • 07-14-16

Best Sniper Elite yet

By far the best instalment to date (and I love them all)
Well thought out plot, all the twists and turns you've come to expect, throughly gripping!

A++

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  • Rachael
  • 02-01-17

Little different

I found this story riveting, bit of a change of story line, but excellent read. Love this author

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-20-17

Not a bad yarn

The book had many facits and subplots. (Almost too may to keep up with) As usual it was fast paced and jetted backwards and forwards across the globe. Filled. with unstoppable action. Another good read.

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  • brad
  • 02-26-17

engaging and addictive

started slow but it drew me in and become totally addictive a great book would recommend it to any one who likes action