KILL ZONE: A SNIPER NOVEL
Author: Jack Coughlin with Donald A. Davis
Publisher: VHPS (HOLT & ST MARTINS), Dec 2007
From the authors of the bestseller Shooter, comes a novel with all the action & drama guaranteed to capture the same readers. An American general is captured by Islamic extremists in the Middle East. But his unseen captors speak perfect American English. What?s going on? 6x9 inches, 352 pgs.
From the authors of the nonfiction New York Times bestseller Shooter?5 weeks on the printed list; 9 weeks on the extended, and 17 weeks extended in trade paper?comes a novel with all the action and drama guaranteed to capture the same readers.
An American general is captured by Islamic extremists in the Middle East. They threaten to behead him within days. But moments before he is rendered unconscious, the General notices that his unseen captors speak perfect American English. What?s going on?
Gunnery Sergeant Kyle Swanson, a top level Marine sniper, is vacationing when he receives orders to mount a top secret mission to rescue the General. But as he and his men prepare to land in the Iraqi desert, they immediately come under ferocious attack and Swanson is the only man left alive. How did the enemy know details of a mission known only to a few top government officials?
Swanson takes off across the desert to find the captured general and realizes he is fighting a ruthless and dangerous enemy: American mercenaries working for a high level group of American officials with ties to the White House. They?re part of a clandestine conspiracy whose agenda is nothing less than total control of the American military. Their sworn enemy is the captured general whose fate now rests in Sniper Swanson?s hands.
Full of the kind of action author Jack Coughlin lived during his career as a Marine sniper, Kill Zone marks the debut of an extraordinary writing team.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
Praise for Shooter:
?[Jack Coughlin] is one of the best snipers in the Marine Corps, perhaps the very best. ? ?PETER MAAS, WAR CORRESPONDENT AND BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF LOVE THY NEIGHBOR
?...A renowned sniper, Coughlin is less concerned with his tally than with the human values of comradeship and love.? ?THE WASHINGTON POST
He was thrown into the back seat and the big man got in beside him and tossed his AK- 47 into the front seat. The other attacker slid behind the steering wheel, started the strong engine and the Land Rover surged forward in four-wheel drive.
General Middleton flinched when a hypodermic needle plunged into his arm. He turned to the man on his left as the morphine circulated through his system, and growled through gritted teeth, ?I?ll kill you both.?
?Shut up said the man. ?You ain?t gonna be killing nobody.? He tossed the needle out of the window and the Land Rover drove away.
As he collapsed, Middleton?s mind finally registered what he had been too busy to comprehend. This man who had captured him had blue eyes and an unmistakable southern drawl. The general?s last thought before the strong dose of morphine swept him into blackness was, ?My God, they?re Americans.?
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
GUNNERY SERGEANT JACK COUGHLIN, USMC, served with the Marines during the drive to Baghdad and has operated on a wide range of assignments in hotspots around the world.
DONALD A.DAVIS is the author of 15 books, including four New York Times bestsellers.