From the coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestseller American Sniper comes a heart-pounding military thriller in which American hero and SEAL Team sniper Gil Shannon joins up with an unlikely ally in order to stop a terrorist plot bent on destruction across Europe.
Hot on the trail of “The Wolf,” a rogue Russian military sniper-turned-Chechen-terrorist, Gil Shannon turns from hunter to hunted when his mission is exposed by a traitor high up in US government. Shannon must turn to an unlikely ally—a deadly Russian special operative—to help even the odds. But when they discover that “The Wolf” is just the tip of a global terrorist plot whose goal is to upend the US economy and the stability of the Western world, Shannon and his team of operatives must track the terrorists down before their plan comes to fruition.
Shannon comes head-to-head with legions of enemy fighters all across Europe in this breathtakingly cinematic and realistic military thriller, ending with a faceoff between Gil and the one sniper who may be his equal shot. Will he survive?
This third action-packed and battle-filled adventure in the Sniper Elite series takes readers along for a white-knuckle ride across Europe in the company of American soldiers, Russian Special Operatives, and global leaders—and will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final page.
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About the Author
Scott McEwen is the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Chris Kyle’s autobiography, American Sniper, which was made into the highest grossing war film of all time, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper. He is the coauthor, with Thomas Koloniar, of the national bestselling Sniper Elite series: One-Way Trip, Target America, and The Sniper and the Wolf. A trial attorney in San Diego, California, McEwen works with and provides support for several military charitable organizations, including The Navy SEAL Foundation.
Thomas Koloniar is the author of the post-apocalyptic novel Cannibal Reign. He is the coauthor, with Scott McEwen, of the national bestselling Sniper Elite series: One-Way Trip, Target America, and The Sniper and the Wolf. A former police officer from Akron, Ohio, he lives in Mexico.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I’ve been reading books in this general genre for decades, and this series is the best in terms of technical details and accuracy, plots, characters, and excitement that I’ve ever encountered. This is the best of the three thus far: they just keep getting better.
The Sniper and the Wolf By Scott McEwen with Thomas Koloniar Touchstone, Hardcover, May 12, 2015, ISBN: 978-1-4767-8726-8, 385 pp., $24.99 Pocket Books, Paperback, January 26, 2016, ISBN 978-1-4767-8727-5, 464 pp., $9.99 Reviewed by Theodore Feit If the reader enjoys a non-stop action-packed novel, then this one is for you. From the opening to the closing pages Master Chief Gil Shannon, the Navy Seal, is shooting, lobbing grenades and otherwise destroying hundreds of Chechens in his quest to encounter “the Wolf,” Sasha Kovalenko, apparently his equal (or superior) as a sniper, and Dokka Umarov, the so-called emir of the Chechen emirate, bent on destroying a pipeline running south from the Ukraine through Turkey which would imperil Western economies. At the same time, the novel encompasses a plot by malcontents to seize control of the CIA, which of course leads to activity in Washington, Mexico and Cuba, where the insurgents meet with violence at the hands of another agent named Crosswhite. The story brings together elements of high politics (Shannon actually has lunch with President Putin), diplomacy (State Departments, foreign offices, various ambassadors), military logistics, intelligence and terrorists. If the reader has the stomach for all the violence and killing, then this novel meets all the necessary qualifications. It is non-stop action and black ops of a high order. While it does give insight into the methods and techniques of Navy Seal snipers, the question is whether the reader can absorb it all. Certainly if it is to one’s taste, this is an excellently portrayed, exciting thriller, and is recommended on that basis.
I have read all 3 books and love all of them.
Good book, just as good as the first two in the series.