An Act of Treason: A Sniper Novel (Kyle Swanson Sniper Novels #4) (Mass Market)

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An Act of Treason

Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin, USMC, Ret, with Donald A. Davis

Gunnery Sergeant Kyle Swanson and his beautiful girlfriend, CIA agent Lauren Carson, are on a mission in Islamabad, Pakistan. During a dangerous assault on two Taliban fighters, Kyle finds himself captured and imprisoned. Lauren, meanwhile, is accused by the CIA of being a double agent. Fearing for their lives, it seems there's only one man left they can trust…

His name is Jim Hall. A legendary CIA agent, Kyle's sniper mentor, and Lauren's boss and former lover, he's the one who sent them on the black operation to begin with. But Hall has gone rogue: He's agreed to sell America's innermost secrets to a ruthless Pakistani warlord who wants to mold al-Qaeda into a legitimate political party and secure a nuclear arsenal. Now the only way the U.S. government can put an end to this deadly plot pivots on whether Kyle can put a stop to Hall—the man he once idolized, who taught him everything he knows…

About the Author


Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin's autobiography, Shooter, describes his experiences as the top-ranked marine sniper in the Iraq War. Coughlin is also the author, with Donald A. Davis, of the Kyle Swanson Sniper Novels, including Long Shot and In the Crosshairs. Coughlin grew up in Waltham, Massachusetts, and joined the Marines when he was 19. 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.

Donald A. Davis is co-author of New York Times bestseller Shooter: The Autobiography of the Top-Ranked Marine Sniper and author of Lightning Strike: The Secret Mission to Kill Admiral Yamamoto and Avenge Pearl Harbor. He lives outside Boulder, Colorado.

Praise For…


“Intricate, well-crafted...Coughlin vividly [portays] the ethos of combat soldiers.” —Publishers Weekly

“The cat-and-mouse game that ensues between the two adversaries will have readers frantically turning pages. Series fans will enjoy the roller-coaster ride, and military-fiction buffs new to the series will find this episode a great place to start.” —Booklist

“The pages fly by as Swanson must face his most personal mission yet. The military tactics take a backseat to the characters, creating a strong and compelling narrative. Coughlin and Davis have concocted another winner that should only encourage a growing readership.” —Booklist on "Clean Kill: A Sniper Novel"

“Former Marine Coughlin and bestseller Davis combine a well-paced, credible plot with a realistic portrayal of modern combat…The climax…will leave readers cheering.” —Publishers Weekly on "Clean Kill: A Sniper Novel"

“Compelling.” —Publishers Weekly on "Dead Shot: A Sniper Novel"

“The [plot] propels the pages forward, but this one isn't all about action: Swanson proves a surprisingly complex character...Dead Shot suggest[s] a hardware-heavy story that only an armed- services veteran could love. Surprisingly, it's completely the opposite. Readers will be compelled...and will look forward to another Swanson adventure.” —Bookliston "Dead Shot: A Sniper Novel"

“Stunning action, excellent tradecraft, insider politics, and the ring of truth. Just about perfect.” —Lee Child on "Kill Zone: A Sniper Novel"

“Tight, suspenseful…Here's hoping this is the first of many Swanson novels.” —Booklist on "Kill Zone: A Sniper Novel"

“A renowned sniper, Coughlin recounts battlefield action with considerable energy.” —The Washington Post on "Kill Zone: A Sniper Novel"

“The action reaches a furious pitch.” —Publishers Weekly on "Kill Zone: A Sniper Novel"

“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 Maass, war-correspondent and bestselling author of Love Thy Neighbor on "Shooter"

“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"

“Coughlin is a sniper, perhaps one of the most respected and feared in the Corps, and his memoir, Shooter, offers a uniquely intimate look into the life of one trained to live in the shadows . . . some of the most poignant action ever recorded in a modern Marine memoir.” —Seapower magazine on "Shooter"



Product Details
ISBN: 9780312572655
ISBN-10: 0312572654
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Publication Date: January 31st, 2012
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: Kyle Swanson Sniper Novels