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ISBN13: 9780312554958
ISBN10: 0312554958
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In the latest high-intensity thriller in the New York Times bestselling sniper series, Marine Gunnery Sergeant Kyle Swanson is sent into Pakistan, where an international team of medical workers has been executed in order to cover up a deadly terrorist secret.

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.

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 Swanson and the 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.

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?

Review:

"Shortly before the Taliban massacre nine U.N. doctors and nurses on a mission to treat Pakistani flood victims in Coughlin and Davis's exciting fourth Sniper novel (after 2010's Clean Kill), the team's leader, Joseph Ledford, e-mails a photo of a collapsed trestle bridge to his sister in the U.S., Beth Ledford, a crack Coast Guard sniper. After official Washington balks at investigating the incident, Beth winds up seeking help from sniper legend Gunnery Sgt. Kyle Swanson and his secret special operations team, Task Force Trident. The contrast between the culture of the conventional military with that of the black ops community adds to the drama as Beth and Kyle seek justice in Pakistan. Complicating the situation is a psychopathic killer with some surprising connections to Washington. Former Marine sniper Coughlin stretches but does not strain credulity in this intricate story that aptly illustrates the maxim 'no plan survives contact with the enemy.' Agent: Jim Hornfischer, Hornfischer Literary Management." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Running the Maze
Jack Coughlin
Donald A. Davis
 
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.
 
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.
 
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?

Synopsis:

In the latest high-intensity thriller in the New York Times bestselling sniper series, Marine Gunnery Sergeant Kyle Swanson is sent into Pakistan, where an international team of medical workers has been executed in order to cover up a deadly terrorist secret.

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.

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 Swanson and the 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.

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?

About the Author

GUNNERY SERGEANT JACK COUGHLIN was with the Third Battalion, Fourth 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 23 books, including multiple New York Times bestsellers.

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code7r, March 24, 2012 (view all comments by code7r)
“Running the Maze” by Jack Coughlin is not a novel that I thought I would enjoy reading. Much to my surprise, I found myself caught up in the story as soon as I started reading it and couldn’t put it down. It is the story of a Coast Guard sniper, Beth Ledford, and a Special Agent, Kyle Swanson, need to team up and find out what was happening in Pakistan. Beth’s brother, a doctor on a medical relief mission in Pakistan, is killed due to something he saw. Beth is determined to find out what was so important that her brother needed to be murdered to keep it secret.

The author keeps the book moving at a quick pace. His characters are well fleshed out and believable. I also liked getting a glimpse inside Pakistan and who the new leader of Al-Qaeda would by and what type of fortress he would live in.

Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin does a great job delivering a very realistic story, with believable characters, and never a dull moment! Although this is not a book I would typically buy, I can see myself eagerly purchasing other books from this author.


**This book was received for free through Goodreads First Reads. That in no way influenced my review.**
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312554958
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Subject:
War
Author:
Davis, Donald A.
Author:
Coughlin, Jack
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
Thrillers/General
Edition Description:
Tall Rack Paperback
Series Volume:
No. 5
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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Product details 304 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312554958 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Shortly before the Taliban massacre nine U.N. doctors and nurses on a mission to treat Pakistani flood victims in Coughlin and Davis's exciting fourth Sniper novel (after 2010's Clean Kill), the team's leader, Joseph Ledford, e-mails a photo of a collapsed trestle bridge to his sister in the U.S., Beth Ledford, a crack Coast Guard sniper. After official Washington balks at investigating the incident, Beth winds up seeking help from sniper legend Gunnery Sgt. Kyle Swanson and his secret special operations team, Task Force Trident. The contrast between the culture of the conventional military with that of the black ops community adds to the drama as Beth and Kyle seek justice in Pakistan. Complicating the situation is a psychopathic killer with some surprising connections to Washington. Former Marine sniper Coughlin stretches but does not strain credulity in this intricate story that aptly illustrates the maxim 'no plan survives contact with the enemy.' Agent: Jim Hornfischer, Hornfischer Literary Management." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
Running the Maze
Jack Coughlin
Donald A. Davis
 
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.
 
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.
 
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?
"Synopsis" by ,

In the latest high-intensity thriller in the New York Times bestselling sniper series, Marine Gunnery Sergeant Kyle Swanson is sent into Pakistan, where an international team of medical workers has been executed in order to cover up a deadly terrorist secret.

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.

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 Swanson and the 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.

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?

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