From the coauthor of Chris Kyle’s #1 New York Times bestseller, American Sniper: In direct defiance of the president’s orders, Navy Master Chief Gil Shannon, one of America’s most lethal SEAL snipers, launches a bold mission comprised of SEAL Team Six and Delta Force fighters to free a captured female helicopter pilot being held by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan.

The president is afraid a botched rescue could jeopardize US foreign policy as well as end his presidency. But once the special ops community learns that one of their own—the first female helicopter pilot of the Army’s elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR)—is being held and brutally mistreated, there is no executive order strong enough to stop them from attempting to rescue her.

This fast-paced, action-packed thriller with incredibly realistic and blistering battles introduces a new American hero, Gil Shannon, whose iron will and expertise with the .308 Remington Modular sniper rifle will spell the difference between freedom and an ignoble death for America’s female POW.

Scott McEwen lives in San Diego, California, where he began writing while practicing law. He grew up in the mountains of Eastern Oregon where he became an Eagle Scout; hiking, fishing, and hunting at every opportunity presented. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Oregon and thereafter studied and worked extensively in London, England. Scott works with and provides support for several military charitable organizations, including the Seal Team Foundation. Scott's interest in military history, intense patriotism, and experience with long-range hunting rifles, compelled him to accurately record the battlefield experiences of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in United States military history. Chris and Scott started American Sniper at Scott's home in San Diego, and from there the story grew to a #1 New York Times Bestseller. 


Scott supports many charities including The Navy SEAL Foundation and the Navy SEAL Fund.

Series: Sniper Elite (Book 1)
Mass Market Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Pocket Books; Reprint edition (December 31, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1476746699
ISBN-13: 978-1476746692
Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 1.1 x 7.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces