From the New York Times Bestselling Author and Co-Star of Fox's American Grit comes a rare and powerful book on the art of being a sniper. Way of the Reaper is a step-by-step accounting of how a sniper works, through the lens of Irving's most significant kills - none of which have been told before. Each mission is an in-depth look at a new element of eliminating the enemy, from intel to luck, recon to weaponry. Told in a thrilling narrative, this is also a heart-pounding true story of some of The Reaper's boldest missions including the longest shot of his military career on a human target of over half a mile.
In Iraq and Afghanistan, Nick Irving earned his nickname in blood, destroying the enemy with his sniper rifle and in deadly firefights behind a .50 caliber machine gun. He engaged a Taliban suicide bomber during a vicious firefight, used nearly silent sub-sonic ammo, and was the target of snipers himself. Way of the Reaper attempts to place the reader in the heat of battle, experiencing the same dangers, horrors and acts of courage Irving faced as an elite member of the 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, while also examining the personal ramifications of taking another life.
Readers will experience the rush of the hunt and the dangers that all snipers must face, while learning what it takes to become an elite manhunter. Like the Reaper himself, this explosive book blazes new territory and takes no prisoners.
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Reading this book was a real good experience for me and I enjoyed it immensely. It was not until the last few pages that a true hammer hit me. What you said about our dead brothers making it possible for us to have a good life, and to waste that chance would disrespect their sacrifice brought chills to my very soul. It made me look at myself and gave me the motivation to turn it around 180o. Remove the gun from my head, and motivatived me to start living the best life I can, to honor the gift they paid for in full. Thank you and God Bless you My Brother. Semper Fi. Doc
A must read for all Americans
I thought this was the audiobook when I purchased it how do I refund this!? I want to buy the audiobook but not spend $40 on this book. These books need clearer designations I searched from the audiobooks tab.