cover image On Scope: A Sniper Novel

On Scope: A Sniper Novel

Jack Coughlin, with Donald A. Davis. St. Martin’s, $25.99 (320p) ISBN 978-1-250-03793-0

In Coughlin and Davis’s entertaining if predictable seventh Sniper novel (after 2013’s Time to Kill), Marine Gunnery Sgt. Kyle Swanson and his Task Force Trident partner, the beautiful Beth “Coastie” Ledford, go after the terrorists who attacked the American consulate in Barcelona, as part of a plot by the Group of Six—international financiers who are trying to bring Spain under Muslim control by giving the Spanish government bailout money. Meanwhile, terrorist mastermind Yanis Rebiane and his ruthless hit-man son, Djahid, are out to kill Swanson and Ledford. Though the American team encounters setbacks along the way, Coastie’s psychological problems and Swanson’s romantic difficulties only occasionally slow the action. Few twists or surprises ruffle the feathers of either Gunny Swanson or the reader. Plan the mission, execute the mission, prepare for the next mission: end of story. [em]Agent: Jim Hornfischer, Hornfischer Literary Management. (May) [/em]