In his mind's eye he recalled a building to the left in such an advantaged position it would have called out to a sniper looking to nest. This is a face paced political-military thriller with a good lead and gripping story. The day my life was saved by Corporal Benjamin Kopp [and] being pinned down by a Chechen enemy sniper for about three hours during the 19-hour firefight.”, Irving added that he “went in with 210 rounds and left with about six, and thought I was going to die that day. Good to go? Pemberton was pinned down by the sniper fire, but Irving managed to edge his weapon out of the hole, eyed the rooftop through his scope, and brought down the guy at the machine gun. In face of the ambush, they jumped into a hole with a RECCE guy named Derek. The sniper was using a tactic impossible to counter, shooting from back in the room through a small hole beneath the windowsill. I contemplated death.”, He added that his favorite part of the service was “the guys, [he] loved the guys.”. They got as far as another ditch, when Irving made the mistake of pulling a platoon leader close to shout in his ear. Irving and other battalion members provide fire on a roof as a medevac is called in for the wounded. I nodded at him, and we both smiled, wordlessly letting each other know how we felt. Nicholas Irving, a former Special Operations Sniper, spoke with the Daily Caller’s Samantha Renck about his time in the service, what July 4th means to him and advice for future Americans. Download books for free. Vick “The Reaper” Harwood is an esteemed sniper with a record kill count—33 kills in 90 days—when he is wounded at war.Now back in the U.S. with little memory of what happened, Harwood is eager to put the past behind him. . but is he also a blood-thirsty vigilante? He was a special operations sniper in the 3rd Ranger Battalion for the U.S. military. Pemberton rolled out of the hole, bullets striking where he had just been on each turn, as Irving laid covering fire. Irving & Tata make an incredible team. "You become a sniper; you want to shoot.". The explosive new thriller series written by Nicholas Irving, the New York Times bestselling author of The Reaper and star of Fox's American Grit. 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. SSG (RET) PAUL MARTINEZ spent seven years in Special Operations and was a Sniper assigned to the 3rd Ranger Battalion, where he fought alongside and was trained by "The Reaper" Nicholas Irving. Vick "The Reaper" Harwood is based on the author himself. They wanted Irving and a small team of chosen hot hands to travel into a remote and desolate section of the province with them to bring down a target. Reaper: Ghost Target | Irving Nicholas, Tata A J | download | B–OK. Think 'Jason Bourne meets Bob Lee Swagger' then buckle up and get ready for one hell of a read!" American hero, or unhinged vigilante? The fifth day of our operation, my team was caught in a 360 degree ambush and on the receiving end of a Chechen sniper. 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. Special Operations Direct Action Sniper Nicholas Irving was the first African-American sniper with the Third Ranger Battalion when he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2009. Irving's encounters with a rival sniper known as The Chechen seem like the basis for Hollywood's next big sniper picture and the fact that Nick happens to … Yet barely hours after arrival, Irving was in gear covering Charlie Company First Platoon as they hunted down a High Value Target (HVT), a supplier of bulletproof vests to the Taliban. “The day that I consider the day that I died in Afghanistan, it was July. The reaper : autobiography of one of the deadliest Special Ops snipers. Reaper: Ghost Target is pedal-to-the-metal action packed with great twists and turns. "Wow! Nicholas Irving, a former Special Operations Sniper, spoke with the Daily Caller's Samantha Renck about his time in the service, what July 4th means to him and advice for future generations of Americans. The moon was up and full, and we’d entered a desert area with rolling dunes. An explosive, no-holds-barred thriller by New York Times bestselling author and star of Fox TV’s American Grit Nicholas Irving . No one wasted time on the irony — survival was at stake. Nicholas Irving: Not happening. “The dude has mad skills and a lot of kills,” a marine said, setting off a round of high fives. "Pemberton's face was inches from mine. The Chechen continued to fire. St. Martin’s, $26.99 (336p) ISBN 978-1-250-12734-1 Nicholas Irving, with A.J. Irving thought he'd spotted Bigfoot. Back at base, he had only eight hours to recuperate before he was sent into an enemy compound where he brought down a suicide bomber just as he was reaching to detonate his vest. Irving shares the story of his extraordinary 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. Nick Irving is the Army Ranger sniper who has written a book, The Reaper, about his experiences in Iraq. The Chechen was good, and what impressed Irving the most is that no one could get a fix on where he was firing from. Reaper: Ghost Target by Nicholas Irving and A.J.Tata is my first sniper fiction. Vick “The Reaper” Harwood is an esteemed sniper with a record kill count—33 kills in 90 days—when he is wounded at war.Now back in the U.S. with little memory of what happened, Harwood is eager to put the past behind him. He skirmished himself into position above ground with Pemberton. The guy took the sniper's bullet in the chest, but survived. The RECCE team leader called out that he had one smoke grenade and one lethal grenade. Nicholas Irving A convoy of cars carrying several family members of the President's cabinet to Camp David for "Family Day" is ambushed, killing and wounding wives, husbands and children. Find books The first ghillie suit I made was in the sixth grade with my mom.” (RELATED: Honoring The Sacrifices Of American Heroes: Tim Kennedy), (RELATED: Honoring The Sacrifices Of American Heroes: Tim Kennedy). In less than 30 seconds of engagement, he shot two Taliban. At an insertion point near Kandahar, Irving cradled "Dirty Diana," his SR-25, a gun he loved so much he repainted its pattern every two weeks. 'The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers' by Nicholas Irving and Gary Brozek. Irving and a fellow sniper faced a tense standoff with The Chechen, a notorious sniper who was rumored to have at least 300 kills. It wasn't his last mission, but he decided it was his last deployment. From this distance, Irving couldn't fit a round into that tiny a space. . They were RECCE, members of the Ranger Regimental Reconnaissance Division, little seen but much talked about. "For the first time I was at the other end of the scope, and I didn't like it," Irving writes. The explosive audiobook thriller series written by Nicholas Irving, New York Times best-selling author of The Reaper and star of Fox's American Grit. The choice was to pop smoke and try to bound out — or to end it all by hugging the live ammo. 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