Synopses & Reviews
An American accountant is murdered in his Maryland home by Iranian assassins. A goodwill visit to Cairo by Irans national soccer team ends in a bloodbath. Egyptian missiles rain down on an Iranian Navy ship in the Red Sea—and Iran retaliates by landing elite troops at a popular Egyptian resort and attacking tourist hotels. The Muslim Brotherhood is on the march to bring Egypt under the political control of powerful Iran.
Running the coup is a ruthless double agent called the Pharaoh, who will stop at nothing to establish an obedient puppet regime on Israels border, and take complete control of the Suez Canal, the choke point for the worlds oil flow. The United States will never allow that to happen, but options are limited and things are moving fast. Washington turns to the one man who can restore balance in the region: Marine master sniper Kyle Swanson.
Enlisting the help of a British Secret Service agent, the beautiful Egyptologist Tianha Bialy, Swanson goes on a perilous mission to prevent a total war in the Middle East—no matter what the cost…
“This [series] is a definite winner for all fans of the military action thriller.” —Booklist
Time to Kill is the sixth Kyle Swanson Sniper Novel from Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin and Donald A. Davis.
"The political upheaval in Egypt after the fall of the Mubarak regime provides the backdrop for Coughlin and Davis's serviceable sixth novel featuring Gunnery Sgt. Kyle Swanson (after 2012's Running the Maze). Kyle, the Marine Corps' top sniper, works for Task Force Trident, a super-secret agency that answers only to the U.S. president. After investigating a shooting death near Washington, D.C., Kyle follows the evidence to Egypt, where an Iranian spy, Col. Yahya Naqdi, is intent on fomenting discontent among the populace that he hopes will lead to an Iranian takeover of the government and the Suez Canal. The pairing of Kyle with MI6 agent Tianha Bialy, an expert on the Arab world, adds some personal tension. An attack on the resort area of Sharm el-Sheikh raises the suspense. Series fans will enjoy the combat scenes, but those looking for a more original military-action story should search elsewhere. Agent: Jim Hornfischer, Hornfischer Literary Management." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
“Kyle Swanson returns for his boldest and best adventure yet. . . . Coughlin and Davis series only gets better with each installment. Series fans will devour this one, but new readers will enjoy it just as much, as knowledge of prior novels in the series is not required. A great military thriller for anyone with a little time to kill.” —Booklist (starred review)
"Will leave readers cheering.” —Publishers Weekly on Clean Kill
“The latest Kyle Swanson sniper thriller might be the best yet. . . . Quickly paced and tightly written, this one is a definite winner.” —Booklist on Running the Maze
“Coughlin and Davis hit the action-adventure 10-ring again.” —Kirkus Reviews on Running the Maze
"A strong and compelling narrative. Coughlin and Davis have concocted another winner that should only encourage a growing readership.” —Booklist on Clean Kill
Praise for the Kyle Swanson Sniper Novels
TIME TO KILL
“Coughlin and Davis series only gets better with each installment…Kyle Swanson returns for his boldest and best adventure yet.” —Booklist (starred review)
RUNNING THE MAZE
“A definite winner for all fans of the military action thriller.” —Booklist
“Coughlin and Davis hit the action-adventure 10-ring again.” —Kirkus Reviews
“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.”—Publishers Weekly
‘The pages fly by as Swanson must face his most personal mission yet. The military tactics take a backseat to the characters, creating a strong and compelling narrative. Coughlin and Davis have concocted another winner that should only encourage a growing readership.”—Booklist
“Former Marine Coughlin and bestseller Davis combine a well-paced, credible plot with a realistic portrayal of modern combat. . . The climax . . .will leave readers cheering.” —Publishers Weekly
“Compelling.” —Publishers Weekly
“The [plot] propels the pages forward, but this one isnt all about action: Swanson proves a surprisingly complex character...Dead Shot suggest[s] a hardware-heavy story that only an armed- services veteran could love. Surprisingly, its completely the opposite. Readers will be compelled…and will look forward to another Swanson adventure.”—Booklist
“Stunning action, excellent tradecraft, insider politics, and the ring of truth. Just about perfect.”—Lee Child
“Tight, suspenseful…Heres hoping this is the first of many Swanson novels.” —Booklist
“The action reaches a furious pitch.”—Publishers Weekly
The Autobiography of the Top-Ranked Marine Sniper
“One of the best snipers in the Marine Corps, perhaps the very best. When I asked one of his commanders about his skills, the commander smiled and said, ‘Im just glad hes on our side.”—Peter Maass, war-correspondent and bestselling author of Love Thy Neighbor
“The combat narratives here recount battlefield action with considerable energy…A renowned sniper, Coughlin is less concerned with his tally than with the human values of comradeship and love.”—The Washington Post
“Coughlin is a sniper, perhaps one of the most respected and feared in the Corps, and his memoir, Shooter, offers a uniquely intimate look into the life of one trained to live in the shadows . . . some of the most poignant action ever recorded in a modern Marine memoir.”—Seapower magazine
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?
Time to Kill
is a pulse-racing thriller about Islamic terrorists bent on delivering Egypt into the hands of Americas arch enemy—Iran
In Jack Coughlin and Donald A. Davis' newest thriller in The New York Times bestselling series featuring American sniper Kyle Swanson, the Sphinx, a symbol of Egypts ancient history and power, is blown up by terrorists. A visit to Cairo by Irans national soccer team ends in a bloodbath. Egyptian missiles sink an Iranian vessel in the Red Sea. The Muslim Brotherhood is on the march, working behind the scenes to provoke a war between Egypt and its powerful neighbor, Iran—a war that would certainly result in an Iranian victory. What is at stake is nothing less than total control of the Suez Canal through which most of the worlds oil flows.
Behind the coup is a sinister double agent called The Pharoah whose goal is a fanatic Islamic regime on Israels borders. To avoid a direct military confrontation with Iran, the U.S. turns to master American sniper Kyle Swanson and his team, Trident. Using ruthlessly accurate targeted kills, they go undercover to teach the Iranian leadership a lesson and prevent a war that could strangle the worlds oil supply and cause the death of thousands.
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.