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Authors: Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin and Capt. Casey Kuhlman

august books 2 august books 3Marine Sniper Sgt. Jack Coughlin carried his specially designed bolt action rifle–and its nearly magical scope–into a landscape of sandstorms, firefights, and chaos during Operation Iraqi Freedom. As marines charged through the desert and leapfrogged through bizarre, treacherous urban battlefields, Coughlin and his sniper teammate did their job and did it well: One by one, they spotted their targets–up to a half a mile away. And one by one their targets died. Coughlin has more than 60 confirmed kills.


In this extraordinary account from battlefield Iraq, Coughlin tells the story of his own unique war, from stealthy, slowly-unfolding long range kills to unplanned firefights–and how one sniper team adapted and thrived in a battle zone unlike any they faced before…

With vivid portraits of Coughlin’s fellow marines and the battles they fought from Al Kut to Baghdad center, SHOOTER takes readers to the frontlines of the war in Iraq and gives a brutally honest account of a man trained to hunt humans, who had the courage to do his deadly job–and live with it once the shooting stopped.

  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks; Reprint edition (May 2, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312939175
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312939175
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.1 x 6.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
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