In this enthralling new novel in the bestselling Kyle Swanson sniper series, an American warrior is called to redeem a debt of honor in Somalia amid haunting personal nightmares.
Top-ranked sniper Kyle Swanson was a promising young Marine on a dangerous peace-keeping mission in Mogadishu when he first captured "the Cobra" and a life-long blood feud began.
Twenty years later, Kyle works for the CIA while the Cobra emerges from prison to become an efficient killing machine, and has never slackened his hatred for Swanson. To draw out his ultimate target, the Cobra launches a violent campaign against the United States and attacks the second-largest shopping mall in America.
Kyles teams with FBI agent Lucky Sharif, whom Swanson had saved as a child in Somalia, and they must fight through terrorists at home and abroad to stop his old enemy. The Cobra retreats to Somalia, where he is set to become a powerful warlord and leader of the bloody al Shabaab terror gang. To block him, Swanson must return to the daunting streets of Mogadishu-where he must face his personal nightmares, as well as the Cobra, who lies in wait.
At the start of Coughlin and Davis's middling eighth Sniper novel (after 2014's On Scope), Marine Corps Sgt. Kyle Swanson faces off against a Somali warlord, Gen. Mohammed Farrah Hassan Aidid, and Aidid's giant assassin, Omar Jama (aka the Cobra), in Mogadishu in 1992. Flash forward to 2014, and Kyle is out of the Marine Corps but still battling the forces of evil, now as a CIA officer. He's again head-to-head against the Cobra, who he thought was seriously damaged and imprisoned back in Somalia. The Cobra implements an attack on the Mall USA, "the largest shopping mall in North America," and Kyle must use all his many skills to stay alive to thwart it. Series fans will find, as usual, that the fight scenes are razor sharp and that the romantic interludes and Kyle's mental quirks are simply something to put up with until the writers get to the good stuff.