Upon destination--Sharm el-Sheikh--a massive war starts brewing. Egyptian missiles fire on Iranian vessels, and then a rebel force attempts to attack a hotel but Iranian troops come in and save the day; or so it seems. As Kyle and his team members Tianha and Omar travel through Sharm el-Sheihk, they discover sinister plots, deception, and serious world issues. With little contact to separate agencies and minimum 24 hour action if anything goes awry, Kyle, Tianha and Omar take it into their own hands to stop a massive deceiving dictator.
I really liked this book a lot because it's my kind of action and excitement. Even though I liked it, I'm still stuck trying to understand it. It is a little confusing what with Egyptians attacking Egyptians and rebel Egyptains attacking Egyptians but Iranians save the day but were actually the ones who had all the choas planned and want to take control of Egypt but Egyptians are the ones actually attacking but are controlled by the Iranians and the Egyptians aren't the ones really attacking even though they are and Egyptians actually attacked Iranians who retaliated and stuff I don't really get it.
You may just have to reread it. Oct 12, Peter rated it liked it Shelves: Kyle Swanson is a U. His interrupted vacation in California comes with a phone call to immediately come to Maryland to meet with an unnamed contact. But the contact is killed before Swanson arrives—and so begins a story that sends Swanson to the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el Sheikh to contact the Pharoah, Kyle Swanson is a U.
Major Shakuri is the field commander of the Iranian army units assigned to take control of Sharm el Sheikh, which is strategically located on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula at the narrows through which mid-east oil flows from the Suez Canal. The pretext is a faked Egyptian request for help in subduing an Egyptian revolution by the Muslim Brotherhood.
The goal is control of mid-eastern oil and an Iranian club over the head of the Western nations. Swanson is the only boots on the ground when the Iranian invasion begins. So he must find the Pharoah, who has important information, at the same time he disrupts the Iranian army. Thank God all this happened when Swanson was on site; otherwise we would be speaking Farsi.
Kyle Swanson is sort of dull. Jun 30, Renee rated it really liked it. Finished sometime in March -- catching up on reviews. This series keeps ratcheting up both the action and the plausibility of the situations as it goes along. Sniper Kyle Swanson is a super-soldier not chemically enhanced or any of that and that is part of the belief that you must suspend to enjoy this series.
Much like Jack Reacher, in a smaller package, Kyle can see things others cannot and can accomplish things whole armies cannot. Unlike Reacher, Swanson has a tight-knit groups of supportin Finished sometime in March -- catching up on reviews. Unlike Reacher, Swanson has a tight-knit groups of supporting characters, and that's part of the pleasure of these books, watching this group work together behind the scenes to accomplish the mission at hand.
This time, Swanson is sent to Egypt to find a ruthless double agent who turns out to be more stupid and greedy than pathological, one of the few disappointments of the story who has engineered the massacre of the Iranian soccer team on Egyptian soil so as to bring about regime change for the Muslim Brotherhood and Iran.
The ripped-from-the-headlines aspect of this novel makes it totally believable and frankly, a little bit scary. But of course, Swanson saves the day in a creative and interesting way, bringing mayhem with him and educating resistance members as well. A quick and enjoyable read, for sure.
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It's surprising this series has not yet made it to the movie screen; the books would make excellent films. May 18, Tom Tischler rated it really liked it. A chain of events begins in the Middle East. The Sphinx a symbol of Egypt's history is blown up. A visit to Cairo by Iran's soccer team turns into a bloodbath. Forces are at work behind the scenes trying o provoke a war between Egypt and Iran. A war that would certainly result in an Iranian victory with them in control of the Suez Canal. Behind this plot is a double agent known as The Pharaoh and he wants to establish an Islamic regime on Israe A chain of events begins in the Middle East.
Behind this plot is a double agent known as The Pharaoh and he wants to establish an Islamic regime on Israel's borders. They go under cover using ruthlessly accurate kills to teach the Iranian leadership a lesson and try to prevent a war that could strangle the worlds oil supply. Another winner from Jack Coughlin who after years in the Marines knows his way around a battlefield.
Jan 02, Nick Brett rated it liked it. If you enjoyed the previous books in the series, you will enjoy this one. In a slightly daft plot dodgy Iranians are trying to provoke war with Egypt or at least provoke events so they can send in troops. Luckily Super Kyle is in situ and is able to wage a pretty entertaining one man war against Iranian troops who have manipulated a force into Egypt. Yep some over the top characters and some loose ends a If you enjoyed the previous books in the series, you will enjoy this one. Yep some over the top characters and some loose ends a Special Forces helicopter thread that just fizzles out, a British female agent that also serves no purpose but the actions bits are well done and you know on picking this up pretty well what you are going to get.
Jan 24, Chris rated it really liked it Shelves: Kyle Swanson is a one man insurgency in this story about an Iranian power grab for Egypt that could be right out of today's headlines. These are concise and action packed tales that come close to incredulity but resound with reality. I like too how they recall him off annual leave for a mission on his last day. It couldn't wait until the next morning when he was scheduled to fly back.
But there's a mistake th Kyle Swanson is a one man insurgency in this story about an Iranian power grab for Egypt that could be right out of today's headlines. But there's a mistake there too. He flies into Andrews but when they are on the tarmac getting into the car to leave they are pulling out of Dulles. Aug 09, Nick rated it liked it. This book was set for a very solid 2, but picked up when the real action started. However, it wasn't enough to pull it up to a 4. Not bad, but some of the setup and dialogue was too cheesy to overlook. The author must surely be from Alabama with all of the connection in the first pages.
The initial 'bad guy's' name is actually 'Mobili' - and supposed to be Iranian. There were some great action scenes, but sometimes the setup seemed to try too hard to make it cool, rather than let it flow. May 21, Heather rated it it was ok. Okay story, but trite characters. The story is not complex and the women characters are one dimensional. There's an underlying hint of misogyny. The one woman character who could be seen as strong and is also on the main character's elite Trident squad is quickly diminished as just another "lay" when Kyle's first thoughts and comments to her are about how they slept together once.
May 07, Jason Fryer rated it liked it. This seemed like a shorter and less dramatic Kyle Swanson novel than most of the others. While I truly enjoyed the sections about his personal guerrilla war the whole novel seemed to be more of a what-if discussion than a novel.
Still an entertaining read, just not quite as engrossing as some of the others. Oct 01, Warren Thoms rated it liked it. I am pretty sure that one person could not cause that much destruction and mayhem but I did like the story and how a country could try to use the Arab Spring to further their own agenda.
Kyle is a great character and it was actually nice that he did not get along with the "female lead". Not everybody gets along in the world especially male and female. Sep 23, Connie rated it really liked it. This was a good action packed novel. A couple of comments stated that the character development was lacking, and I agree.
But I actually liked that, it was a good action story, I didn't need all the background, thoughts and blah, blah, blah. I also liked the pace, I feel that Tom Clancy could take a lesson from Jack. Mar 29, Brett Tompkins rated it it was ok. This book was so slow; I thought it was building up to something big, it sort of started getting good, then it was over.
Maybe one good scene, and then let down. I'm actually pretty surprised it has over a 4 star rating; maybe it's me. Nov 08, Abby Matisse rated it it was amazing. I've clearly been on an action thriller reading bender for a few weeks. But loved this one. I enjoy the whole series. Apr 21, Ryan Hillis rated it it was amazing. Good thriller about the Middle East: Nov 12, Justin rated it did not like it. Gave up halfway through. The dialog was terrible. Pure exposition at every turn. Every speech was given by a story robot. I always enjoy these Swanson sniper books.
Sep 24, Paul rated it it was amazing.
Once again another gripping book from Jack Coughlin. I have never read so many books from one author that has capture my attention more and more then Jack Coughlin's Kyle Swanson. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Coughlin is also the author, with Donald A. The next novel in the list of the sniper series titled Dead Shot. The sequence of events begins with murder of an Iraqi scientist who is ready to give a secret that the terrorist Saddam took to his grave.
This is the secret about location of thedeath place; the home to the devastating weapon that the Islamic militants have quietly developed. Juba, a mysterious sniper carries out the assassination work. This guy has British training, but now has joined a twisted mastermind group that is after sealing control of terrorist world from the Al Qaeda. He is impersonal to the extent that he tests the power of a new weapon and kills hundreds of people, who have attended a wedding of the British royal family in London.
Kyle Swanson is a key member of the secret special team called Task Force and was once a Marine Corps top sniper. He is given the burden of hunting down his special oops rival.
Time to Kill
The traitor is not given a chance to get reach of the interrogation room alive, Juba is highly determined not to allow this. Juba makes sure that the cool stock is ready when he presses his cheek into it and roves his fingers over the gun. This is aimed to move the fired round 2 inches and yards to the left. At the time he adjusts the scope to compensate the humidity is zero. He spots the waving arm of the officer when he was describing something.
He times just when the American is raising his arm, squeezes the trigger back and fires the big riffle. The American officer dies before anyone reaches him. Juba puts the riffle aside, ducks down to the ground, craws forward, and slowly closes the door on the outside piano. He goes back, retrieves his riffle and kit, tosses the pillows back onto the bed, and leaves the room. Juba is finally successful in his mission. If you see one missing just send me an e-mail below. Our author of the month is Canadian author Opal Carew who writes erotic romance novels.
Opal has written over novels with multiple book series such as the Dirty Talk series and the Abducted series. Kyle Swanson Books In Order.
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Jack Reacher is back! Personally I thought this was the 2nd best Reacher book yet. Family secrets come back to haunt Reacher when he decides to visit the town his father was born in. Because when he visits there he finds out no-one with the last name of Reacher has ever lived there. It leaves him wondering - did his father ever live there?
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