The cat-and-mouse game between Swanson and Juba begins with a seemingly impossible shot in Baghdad's Green Zone, where Juba kills an Iraqi scientist just before he was to reveal the monstrous secret that Saddam Hussein took to his grave: the location of a secret lab known only as the Palace of Death and home to a team of chemical weapons specialists working for Islamic militants to develop a terrifying new weapon of mass destruction (WMD).
BOOK REVIEWS On the Mark Deadshot: A Sniper Novel by GySgt Jack Coughlin, USMC (Ret.), with Donald A. Davis (St. Martin’s Press) Reviewed by Solomon K. Smith I of global terror can only be stopped n Deadshot, sequel to Kill Zone and second installment in through a tense sniper duel between the sniper novel series, former Marine sniper Kyle Swanson the two best shooters in the world, a engages the most dangerous enemy of his career, a legendary life-or-death struggle where the one enemy sniper named Juba whom Kyle helped train and who is who shoots rst lives. now working with a fringe Islamic organization determined to Dead Shot is technically accurate, wrest leadership of the terrorist world from al Qaeda. with attention to detail that is both e cat-and-mouse game between Swanson and Juba begins impressive and comforting to readers with a military with a seemingly impossible shot in Baghdad’s Green Zone, background. It o ers an exciting ride through the war on glob- where Juba kills an Iraqi scientist just before he was to reveal al terrorism, covering all the major buzz topics of recent years, the monstrous secret that Saddam Hussein took to his grave: including WMDs, crazed Islamic militants, home-grown Brit- the location of a secret lab known only as the Palace of Death ish terrorists, the illegal snatching of citizens by government and home to a team of chemical weapons specialists working agencies, secret military organizations operating wherever the for Islamic militants to develop a terrifying new weapon of threat takes them, collaboration between Iran and Iraq to pro- mass destruction (WMD). duce chemical weapons, and a scene detailing the implementa- When the formula is complete, Juba stages a public test of tion of water board torture. the new WMD’s power, killing hundreds of people at a British Although many elements of the story and the Bond-esque royal wedding in London and shocking the world. Swanson superhuman main character may be entirely improbable, no and his team of secret special operations operatives from Task reader who likes action will care, as this book provides what Force Triton race to track down Juba and stop him before he you want: action and suspense. can strike again. e fast-paced story takes the reader across the globe in an Mr. Smith, a former Marine scout sniper, is a history professor action-packe
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