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Product Details

  • Series: A Sniper Novel
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (March 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312379129
  • ASIN: B0045EPCQE
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,675,543 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

In this exciting sequel to 2007's Kill Zone from former marine sniper Coughlin, Gunnery Sgt. Kyle Swanson is supposedly dead and buried at Arlington Cemetery, allowing him to operate independently under direct Pentagon command. When Juba, an al-Qaeda sniper as skilled as Swanson, assassinates an informant in the heart of Baghdad's Green Zone, Swanson and his team are sent to track down the possible WMD cache the informant was killed to protect, no matter where it may be. The cache's reality is verified by a horrific terrorist attack in London that may just be a prelude to further jihadi attacks. Coughlin delves into the psyches of both of his protagonists: one a veteran almost as dead emotionally as he is supposed to be physically, who finds new hope in a surprising place; the other a British Muslim ordered at age 16 by Osama bin Laden himself to become a mole "ready to strike when needed." Military thriller fans will find the duel between two well-matched adversaries compelling. (Mar.)
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From Booklist

The sequel to Kill Zone (2007) puts a target on former marine sniper Kyle Swanson’s back. Believed to be dead, Swanson takes on secret missions under the radar of the conventional alphabet agencies. A rival sniper, who appears to be an even more accurate shot than Swanson, kills an Iraqi scientist who had proof of a secret weapons plan concocted by Saddam Hussein before his death in the Iraq War. Then a chemical-weapon attack on British soil forces Swanson to confront the reality that the murderer is someone he knows. The manhunt to stop the killings propels the pages forward, but this one isn’t all about action: Swanson proves a surprisingly complex character. The military man pictured on the jacket, along with Swanson’s backstory as a sniper, suggest a hardware-heavy story that only an armed- services veteran could love. Surprisingly, it’s completely the opposite. Readers will be compelled to find the first in this series and will look forward to another Swanson adventure. --Jeff Ayers

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Good story teller, fast action.
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The stories keep you on the edge of your seat.
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I eagerly await the next installment.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Brian Baker VINE VOICE on March 10, 2009
Format: Hardcover
In the sequel to last year's exciting "Kill Zone", former US Marine master sniper Kyle Swanson has recovered from his injuries and now functions as the President's secret weapon in the war against America's enemies, in this case a psychotic Islamic assassin and former sniper code-named Juba.

Juba's a formidable foe, as he's undergone the same training as Swanson, and is bent on unleashing a new and terrifying chemical WMD against the Western world to enrich himself while assuaging his own psychotic obsessions. To defeat him, Swanson must penetrate the defenses of radical Islam, in Iran and Europe, as well as in the United States itself.

Fast-paced, tightly plotted, with engaging and memorable characters, authors Coughlin and Davis prove that "Kill Zone" was no flash in the pan. Kyle Swanson's a hero for the 21st Century in the mold of Mitch Rapp and Bob Lee Swagger.

This is a terrific novel. I eagerly await the next installment.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rick Shaq Goldstein on March 27, 2009
Format: Hardcover
If the co-author Jack Coughlin sounds familiar to you he should. He is a retired USMC sniper whose autobiography "SHOOTER" was a New York Times bestseller. He followed that up with the novel "KILL ZONE" which was the first of what I hoped would be many installments of the "A SNIPER NOVEL" series. The latest episode of this action packed military thriller series... "DEAD SHOT" takes off right where "KILL ZONE" left off.

*NOTE:* This review may contain a minor "spoiler" for anyone who hasn't read "KILL ZONE"... any of the author's existing loyal readers will have no such problem. The author's alter ego... "deceased" infamous former USMC sniper Kyle Swanson... "has had a million aliases but no real name at all because he was officially dead." Kyle is part of a "TOP-TOP-SECRET" organization... that is so "TOP-TOP-SECRET"... that it doesn't exist. Kyle reports directly to General Bradley Middleton... whose life he saved in "KILL ZONE"... and Middleton reports directly to the President. As Kyle's deep "black-op's" group battles global terrorism... nothing is out of bounds... including Presidential directed assassination. The non-stop covert action scenarios could easily have been ripped directly from today's actual headlines. In fact any terrorist plots depicted by the author... that weren't ripped from the headlines... were probably deemed not appropriate for public consumption by the governmental powers that be.

This pulse-pounding novel is riveting in its international intrigue that knows no boundaries. The reader is transported from illicit entry into Iran in search of Saddam Hussein's WMD's which were allegedly hidden in a "Palace Of Death" in Iran... to a poisonous gas... which had its lethal effectiveness proven to the world... in a deadly demonstration in London...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Melvin Hunt on March 13, 2009
Format: Hardcover
The book begins with an Iraqi scientest being assassinated. He is working on a weapon that is being built in the Palace of Death. This is where Sadam Hussein built his weapons of mass destruction. The man who is
responsible for the assassination is a legendary sniper named Juba. He is
a former British Royal Marine who also trained as a sniper. He is deadly
and quite effective. He has family in London where he trained. He
has no use for al-Qaeda and has joined forces with a terrorist leader named Saladin. Saladin was a member of Unit 999 the unit that builds
these dangerous weapons for Saddam Hussein. Juba is dispatchrd to London to use the weapon on a Royal wedding. Mass death results. The United States dispatches Kyle Swanson to find and kill Juba. Swanson has been
listed as dead but is in facr very alive. He is a very instrumental part
of Task Force Trident a specialized terrorist fighting group. He begins
pursuing Juba on a worldwide basis. They have several near confrontations.
Juba mamages to detonate the weapon at a baseball game in San Francisco.
The action moves to Iraq where they have a confrontation. This is a very
action packed book that you will enjoy.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Nick Brett VINE VOICE on February 11, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
A by the numbers but perfectly acceptable thriller.

Black ops sniper Kyle Swanson comes up against terrorists who have a WOMD and are prepared to use it. One of the lead terrorists is a British Muslim who is also a top sniper. Cue some scampering around the world, some Special Forces action, some heavy duty sniping and some terrorist carnage.

The writing is fine, the characters slightly underdeveloped and it does seem to make an effort to tick all the boxes required of this kind of thriller, sometimes a bit too obviously. Despite the main bad guy being a Brit, the author is otherwise pretty positive towards Britain which made a refreshing change. There are some flaws (some underused characters and a few plot/logic holes) but with this kind of book you have moderate expectations, you don't expect mind blowing literature - you expect a read and forget thriller and in that regard this ticks all those boxes well enough.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James on July 25, 2010
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While looking for something to read in between Vince Flynn and Brad Thor's lastest. I decided to give Dead Shot a try, after it was recommeded to me on my Kindle. It was a pleasant surprise. Dead Shot is full of action, suspense, drama and became hard to put down. I look foward to reading Mr. Coughlin's other books in the series.
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