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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition (March 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312554958
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312554958
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #859,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Will leave readers cheering.” —Publishers Weekly on Clean Kill

From the Back Cover

ON A MISSION

In the aftermath of great floods, a doctor on a relief mission in northeastern Pakistan discovers the remains of a collapsed bridge that reminds him of a bridge near his childhood home in Ohio. He snaps a cellphone picture and sends it to his sister—just before his entire team is slaughtered.

OUT OF TIME

His sister is Beth Ledford, a Coast Guard sniper, who suspects that the answer to the mystery of her brother's death is in that cellphone picture.  No one believes her until she finds Kyle Swanson, once the top sniper in the Marine Corps and now the key member of a secret special operations team known as Task Force Trident. When Kyle takes Beth into Pakistan to investigate, they find the true secret behind the mass murder—what may be the last, best hope of victory by al-Qaeda and the Taliban over allied forces.

IN THE LINE OF FIRE

Now the two snipers have their sights set on one man, an American diplomat who has become the biggest obstacle to victory in the war on terror.  The only question is: which of them gets to pull the trigger?

 “Coughlin and Davis hit the action-adventure 10-ring again.” —Kirkus Reviews

--This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Brian Baker VINE VOICE on April 22, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I've been a fan of Coughlin's and Davis's "Sniper" series right from their debut. It's good, solid entertainment along the lines of early Bob Lee Swagger, with Mitch Rapp overtones; running and gunning with political overtones.

Sadly, I have to report that I found this book to fall far short of the mark, not really living up to the rest of the series.

There wasn't any one thing that I can point to as being the big disappointment. Instead, it seems to be the cumulative result of a bunch of smaller problems.

First of all, the whole book seemed rushed; somehow unpolished. Too much time spent on relatively unimportant things, not enough time spent on the big things. An example: at one point, central character Kyle Swanson and his (for this book) sidekick -- a female Coast Guard sniper -- are spending some time aboard the yacht of his mentor and adoptive "family". Well, if you've read the previous books, you know what the relationships are all about, but if this is your first exposure, this entire segment feels like something just dropped in from out of nowhere, it isn't set up well at all, and it doesn't really do anything to advance the story or the reader's understanding of the characters.

The plot revolves around the point that a secret facility is being built in Pakistan by terrorists as a future headquarters for their leader, "Commander Khan". Throughout the book we keep hearing that Khan this and Khan that... yet we never actually SEE Khan. He never shows up himself. It's really hard to get any sense of urgency about a Bad Guy character who never actually appears anywhere.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By TMStyles VINE VOICE on March 18, 2012
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"Running The Maze" by Jack Coughlin was my first experience with the "Kyle Swanson Sniper Novels" and I found it to be enjoyable enough that I plan to seek out the previous efforts. An international team of medical volunteers is slaughtered in Pakistan in an effort to cover up a deadly terrorist threat designed to seriously threaten the US and its international allies. One of the ill-fated team, Joey Ledford, snaps a photo of a collapsed bridge and sends it to his sister, Beth Ledford, a coast guard sniper, which initiates her search for answers. But Beth faces roadblock after roadblock as she travels from one government agency to another seeking someone who will help her prove her brother died as part of a deadly conspiracy. Someone behind the scenes is pulling strings to thwart her efforts and has even begun surveilling her.

Only when she stumbles upon the Tridant Task Force, a top secret government special ops force answerable only to The President, does she elicit enough interest in her suspicions to set things in motion. She quickly is paired with top US sniper, Kyle Swanson, and they are secretly sent into Pakistan to follow the trail her brother's team traversed in hopes of discovering what he stumbled upon that cost him and his team their lives. Kyle and Beth quickly unearth a super secret facility that is part of a deadly al-Qaeda and Taliban plot to change the balance of power in the Middle East as well as in the world.

The snipers spring into action as their presence is discovered and the killing begins in earnest. Meanwhile, the highly placed US diplomat who has secretly been working with the enemy in Pakistan is determined to undermine and stop the meddling of the Tridant Team before it is too late.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Chris on March 31, 2012
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This is a recycled watered down version of Don Pendleton's the executioner. Volatile Agent #350 Black clad military operator goes into foreign country with beta female in the background.Jack coughlin,s version is Charlie brownish.this one and the last book were a disappointment. Please improve storyline of future books.
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I have already stated what this series and others have done for me in appreciating our service men and women. God Bless you all.
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By Charles on April 4, 2014
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A Delta Force Major that leads aggressively against enemies of the U.S.A.
A book of our troops protecting their. Countries way of living.
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Trident, General Middleton, forces a beautiful Coastguard sniper onto Kyle to take into a hostile situation to find out what happened to her brother. While there was a bit of interbranch rivalry and not just a little prejudice by Kyle, He finally comes around to respect the abilities of this vivacious young sniper. "Coastie," as she is nicknamed, earns the respect of not only Kyle, but the whole Trident team and they end up saving each other's lives in a fast and furious shoot out in enemy territory to keep a terrorist threat at bay.
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Kyle Swanson novels are a terrific series. They aren't as good or as rich as the Earl and Bob Lee Swagger series (Stephen Hunter) but are a nice follow.
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Loved the book and action easy to follow adding female sniper politically correct new twist on hides for the Taliban
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