Groundbreaking, thrilling and revealing, The Reaper is the astonishing memoir of Special Operations Direct Action Sniper Nicholas Irving, the 3rd Ranger Battalion's deadliest sniper with 33 confirmed kills, though his remarkable career total, including probables, is unknown.
Irving shares the true story of his extraordinary military career, including his deployment to Afghanistan in the summer of 2009, when he set another record, this time for enemy kills on a single deployment. His teammates and chain of command labeled him "The Reaper," and his actions on the battlefield became the stuff of legend, culminating in an extraordinary face-off against an enemy sniper known simply as The Chechnian.
Irving's astonishing first-person account of his development into an expert assassin offers a fascinating and extremely rare view of special operations combat missions through the eyes of a Ranger sniper during the Global War on Terrorism. From the brotherhood and sacrifice of teammates in battle to the cold reality of taking a life to protect another, no other book dives so deep inside the life of an Army sniper on point.
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This is a great book!
This is a great book. I got it on audio and it was perfect. Not a boring moment. I highly suggest.
First off, Thank You, for your service! I read American Sniper a couple books ahead of this one. To be completely honest, the standard was set high for sniper books after reading It. This book started off slow and a slowly gained momentum about half way through. There were action packed parts in the book that kept you on your toes but there were also a lot of parts in between the action that I felt myself losing interest. Based on the reviews I was hesitant at first but Overall, it was a good book. I do recommend this book. The narrator did a good job!
**EDIT** I went back and read it again and must say that I didn’t give this book a fair shake. After reading it a second time (without bias from having just read ‘American Sniper’ prior to this book) I really enjoyed this book. I’m glad I went back and read it again. I highly recommend it and I have changed my rating from 3 stars to 4! Do yourself a favor and read this book.
Herd about this book from the SOFREP podcast, downright amazing. I'm inspired by "quitting is addictive" daily.