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Author: Donald A. Davis, Donald Davis, Jack Coughlin, Sgt. Jack Coughlin Narrator: Scott Sowers Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 ISBN: 9781427202017
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*This program is abridged*

An American general is captured in the Middle East. They threaten to behead him within days. But moments before he is rendered unconscious during the attack, the General realizes that his unseen captors are American.

Gunnery Sergeant Kyle Swanson, a top level Marine sniper, receives top-secret orders to rescue the General. But upon landing in the Iraqi desert his men come under ferocious attack and Swanson is the only one left alive. How did the enemy know details of a mission known only to a few top government officials?

Swanson soon realizes he is fighting a particularly ruthless and dangerous enemy—American mercenaries working with the White House. They're part of a clandestine conspiracy whose agenda is nothing less than total control of the American military. Full of the kind of action author Jack Coughlin lived during his career as a Marine sniper,

Kill Zone marks the audiobook debut of an extraordinary writing team.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The new writing team of Coughlin and Davis offers a gripping account that is sure to enthrall listeners with its authentic approach and suspenseful plot twists. Narrator Scott Sowers delivers a solid and commanding performance...Capturing the urgency of the story through his terse, unwavering tone, Sowers breathes life into the characters and credibly delivers the heart-pounding action. The story becomes instantly believable and all the more thrilling with Sowers's performance and Coughlin's personal experience as a Marine sniper. AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner

  • The 3rd Battalion has a veteran sniper, Staff Sergeant Jack Coughlin, for whom the war in Iraq was only the latest of many wars; he fought in Mogadishu, too. On the first day of battle at the Diyala Bridge, he had eleven kills. He is one of the best snipers in the Marine Corps, perhaps the very best. When I asked one of his commanders about his skills, the commander smiled and said, 'I'm just glad he's on our side.' Peter Maas, war correspondent and bestselling author of Love Thy Neighbor
  • The combat narratives here recount battlefield action with considerable energy...A renowned sniper, Coughlin is less concerned with his tally than with the human values of comradeship and love. The Washington Post on Shooter

  • Among longlisted titles for AudioFile Best Voices, 2008

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Beth | 3/29/2011

    " I read as much as I can. Not my type of book at all, but at least the bad guy dies in the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyle | 2/15/2011

    " Great book! Everyone should read it but has some bad words in it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 8/9/2010

    " An action packed story. Great read with a complex character at its center stage.

    Great escapism! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ken | 6/19/2010

    " Kyle Swanson matches wits and firepower with rogue private security contractors to save a kidnapped general "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Josh | 3/3/2009

    " Pretty terrible writing. Unlikable narrator. I was hoping for something technical and psychological, but I didn't really get either.

    A total Meh of a book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 1/27/2009

    " Good thriller written by a retired marine sniper. His non-fiction "Shooter" about his time in Iraq was good as well. Looking forward to more fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeffrey | 4/10/2008

    " Decent yarn about a sniper's rescue of a kidnapped general held by American terrorists planning a plot to bring down the government, The authors, one a former Marine sniper and the other a professional writer, know the military equipment and put together a decent novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan | 2/12/2008

    " A little darker than I expected. But still pretty fun to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 1/29/2008

    " A fiction story of what could happen if American mercenaries working with high level U.S. officials with ties to the White House try to take over control of the U.S. military "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonny | 1/17/2008

    " this book has great character historys to really bring them to life. the plot is a conspiracy theroy placed in modern politics, that aids to the beliveablity of the novel.lots of action with all the gory details youd expect to get from an author who lived them. "

About the Author

Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin, USMC (ret.) is the author of the Kyle Swanson novels. His autobiography, Shooter, describes his experiences as the top-ranked Marine sniper in the Iraq War. Coughlin grew up in Waltham, Massachusetts, and joined the Marine Corps when he was nineteen. He served with the Marines during the drive to Baghdad and has operated on a wide range of assignments in hot spots around the world.

About the Narrator

Scott Sowers is an actor and audiobook narrator. AudioFile magazine named him the 2008 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense. He is the winner of seven Earphones Awards.