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Publisher's Summary

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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  • Tom
  • Perrysburg, Ohio
  • 06-06-15

Filling my Mitch Rapp Void

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.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Nina
  • McColl, SC, United States
  • 06-19-14

Couldnt put it down! I had to know

Would you listen to Target America again? Why?

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.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Target America?

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?

What about Brian Hutchison’s performance did you like?

Realistic. Conveying the frustration, anger, resolve mixed with an occasional bad joke or smart alecky remark, they were performed well.

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

Kept me up all night!

Any additional comments?

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.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Paula
  • United Kingdom
  • 08-02-14

Phenomenal, I couldn't stop listening.

Would you listen to Target America again? Why?

Definitely, exceptional mix of action, suspense and character development.<br/>

What other book might you compare Target America to and why?

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.<br/>

Which scene was your favorite?

Hard to say. Was never bored.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

I've read a lot of books in this genre and nothing comes close.<br/>I've given a few books five stars this needs more than five stars.<br/>You won't be disappointed.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Just finished listening for the 2nd time.

Just as good the second time. I found myself sitting in my garage not wanting to turn it off. The story, characters, narration, and the all-to-real possibility of it really happening all combine to make this one of my favorite books in my library of hundreds.

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  • Tim
  • Memphis
  • 09-26-14

Exciting, non stop thrill ride

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes and his first book "Sniper Elite"

Who was your favorite character and why?

Gill Shannon

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

He bring the characters to life. One of the best narrators that I've heard.

Any additional comments?

One of the best books of this genre. A quality production, can't wait fir his next book !!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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OUTSTANDING!!!!!

Where does Target America rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

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!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 04-30-16

Solid 5 star military suspense novel!

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.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Awesome, riveting book

Realistic scenarios with realistic, almost superhuman operators. A must read I couldn't put down until I was finished with the book! Keep them coming!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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very possible event to happen in our future

the Irish accent for the middle easterners and Chechens was not expected. l liked the book a lot.

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  • Michael
  • EASLEY, SC, United States
  • 08-02-14

Better than Clancy, better than Reacher series.

Where does Target America rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Best military/thriller out of the many I have listened to.

What did you like best about this story?

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.

Which scene was your favorite?

All of it is good. Political figures are very similar to the mostly jerks with the rare exception that they are in real life.

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

Top notch cover to cover.

Any additional comments?

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Ronan
  • 05-13-16

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

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  • Joe Goodlad
  • 01-19-15

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