June 18, 2013

Sniper Elite: One Way Trip by Scott McEwen

Sniper Elite: One Way Trip by Scott McEwen is an intense adventure novel that is full of action. This story focuses on the military in great detail, while still making it intense and a very compelling read. If action and adventure is your thing, this is a book you’ll definitely want to read.

Book Description
In direct defiance of the president’s orders, Navy Master Chief Gil Shannon, one of America’s most lethal Seal snipers, launches a bold mission comprised of Seal Team Six and Delta Force fighters to free a captured female helicopter pilot being held by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan.

The president is afraid a botched rescue could jeopardize US foreign policy as well as end his presidency. But once the special ops community learns that one of their own—the first female helicopter pilot of the Army’s elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR)—is being held and brutally mistreated, there is no executive order strong enough to stop them from attempting to rescue her.

This fast-paced, action-packed thriller with incredibly realistic and blistering battles introduces a new American hero, Gil Shannon, whose iron will and expertise with the .308 Remington Modular sniper rifle will spell the difference between freedom and an ignoble death for America’s female POW.” – Sniper Elite: One Way Trip

My Thoughts
Sniper Elite: One Way Trip is the type of story that makes it easy to see the “good” guys from the “bad.” However, it also makes you look at how our government is able to handle black ops type missions, and how all of the different types of military personnel thinks differently, ultimately leading to friction and drama from within.

This is not your typical action or thriller novel. This is timely, intense, and very realistic. The novel itself is very well written, and the characters are well developed although sometimes a bit stereotypical based on their roles. If you enjoy novels based on military ops, action, thrillers, adventures, or just a good story, this is definitely a book you want to add to your must-read list.

* Thank you to the publisher of Sniper Elite: One Way Trip, Touchstone, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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