Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Spain is on the brink of economic collapse and European banks demand that any bailout be linked to harsh domestic changes. An alliance of Islamic bankers counters with a rescue package containing no conditions at all. The underlying goal: to break the unity of Europe and put Madrid on the path back to Islamic rule.
When the United States stridently opposes that deal, terrorists storm the American consulate in Barcelona and slaughter an entire six-man U.S. Marine security guard. Washington decides the time has come to change the rules of counter-terrorism response, and instead of going after the individual hired gunmen, it unleashes black operations team Task Force Trident to take down the high-ranking financiers known as the Group of Six who were really responsible for the slaughter. Gunnery Sergeant Kyle Swanson, one of the world’s best snipers, and his beautiful sidekick Beth Ledford, go on the attack, and bodies fall from Mallorca to Madrid.
Meanwhile, Algerian mastermind Yanis Rebiane puts pressure on Spain to decide before the Group of Six cracks, while his killing-machine son, Djahid roams the United States, murdering anyone his father deems a threat to the radical Islamic takeover scheme. Once Swanson’s name is unearthed from secret files, Kyle and Djahid become hunter and prey. In On Scope by Jack Coughlin and Donald A. Davis, one shot will decide the future of Spain, NATO, and the European Union.
Another awesome book in this series. This is only my second book that I have read in this series but again a good military series. Kyle Swanson is an excellent hero. He has brains, brawn, combat skills, and takes shit from no one. This is why I have come back again for this series. That and the two authors make a great team. You know you have a good team when me the reader can not tell where one author stopped and the next one picked up.
While I did like this one, I thought the prior book, Time to Kill was better. It had more action. Not that this one did not have action. It is just that it seemed like there was more dialect this time around. However even with all the talking, this was still a quick read. The location that this story took place in was one that I liked. I could picture everything happening as if I was watching the movie version of this book in my head.