By Nicholas Irving
From the recent York occasions Bestselling writer and Co-Star of Fox's American Grit comes a unprecedented and strong booklet at the paintings of being a sniper. Way of the Reaper is a step by step accounting of ways a sniper works, throughout the lens of Irving's most important kills - none of which were informed sooner than. every one project is an in-depth examine a brand new section of putting off the enemy, from intel to success, recon to weaponry. advised in an exciting narrative, this can be additionally a heart-pounding actual tale of a few of The Reaper's boldest missions together with the longest shot of his army occupation on a human goal of over part a mile.
In Iraq and Afghanistan, Nick Irving earned his nickname in blood, destroying the enemy together with his sniper rifle and in lethal firefights at the back of a .50 quality laptop gun. He engaged a Taliban suicide bomber in the course of a vicious firefight, used approximately silent sub-sonic ammo, and used to be the objective of snipers himself. Way of the Reaper attempts to put the reader within the warmth of conflict, experiencing an analogous hazards, horrors and acts of braveness Irving confronted as an elite member of the third Ranger Battalion, seventy fifth Ranger Regiment, whereas additionally interpreting the non-public ramifications of taking one other life.
Readers will event the push of the search and the hazards that each one snipers needs to face, whereas studying what it takes to develop into an elite manhunter. just like the Reaper himself, this explosive ebook blazes new territory and takes no prisoners.
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The pallets came out after the waters receded, but every CHU and other building on the compound was left with a kind of whitish-green ring around it. Just hours before our scheduled departure stateside, I was standing there with a couple of guys talking about that ring and how weird that whole flooding episode was. Just then, the chirp of all our pagers going off, sounding like a flock of birds waking in the morning, cut that discussion short. ” I looked over at another machine gunner, Johnson, a good dude from South Florida.
They took turns coming on a shallow dive to fire rockets and their machine gun rounds at the hotel. It was like this big three-pedaled elliptical machine rising and falling, coming forward and falling back in a kind of brutal ballet. I had to take my eyes off it and concentrate on my job, but man, those dudes could handle those machines. I got a little worried because at one point, one of the OH-58s came in and must have hit a pocket of turbulence caused by the concussive effects of the rocket explosion and lost altitude, dipping way down to maybe twenty feet off the ground before the pilot saved it and gained airspeed and climbed steeply and banked sharply to get to the top of the ride, then hovered there.
He stuck his hand out and I shook it, noticing how bony it was and how pale it was compared to his deeply tanned face. He took off his Oakley sunglasses to look me in the eye, and I could see the faint lines where the glasses’ temples had blocked the sun, giving his face a kind of war-paint look. I was still so new that I didn’t think much about how I was a Ranger and he was just a regular grunt. I was on his territory and wanted to learn about the best routes through the city and what we were supposed to be on the alert for and where.
Way of the Reaper: My Greatest Untold Missions and the Art of Being a Sniper by Nicholas Irving