Time to Kill
A Sniper Novel
Time to Kill is a pulse-racing thriller about Islamic terrorists bent on delivering Egypt into the hands of America's 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 Egypt's ancient history and power, is blown up by terrorists. A visit to Cairo by Iran's 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 world's oil flows.
Behind the coup is a sinister double agent called The Pharaoh whose goal is a fanatic Islamic regime on Israel's 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 world's oil supply and cause the death of thousands.
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.
Good read with some errors
First time reading a Jack Coughlin/Donald Davis Novel. It was a good read with suspense around every corner.
The publisher however needs to hire a better proof reader. Lots of spelling and grammar mistakes in almost every chapter. I could even do a better job.
Going out to buy another one of their books today.