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Publisher Description

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.

Biographies & Memoirs
January 27
St. Martin's Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Sean_Klez ,

Great read.

This book was a very easy read and really puts a lot into perspective when thinking about what soldiers and especially special operators go through on some missions. I never saw any real combat time, I worked on the very chinooks they got picked up by and have the utmost respect for these individuals! Great book!

A-Aron(key and peel) ,


I hate reading most of the time, this had me ready for the next page all the time! I see Irv on demo ranch and other videos.

It would be an absolute honor to meet him, thank him for his service and glad that he was safe to write this book along with the “cookie monster” thank you for a great read!

FertPro ,

Excellent, fast read

It was a great read! You felt like you were really part of the war and in battle at times.

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