At an insertion point near Kandahar, Irving cradled "Dirty Diana," his SR-25, a gun he loved so much he repainted its pattern every two weeks. It was time for the 23-year-old to go home. “The day that I consider the day that I died in Afghanistan, it was July. Think 'Jason Bourne meets Bob Lee Swagger' then buckle up and get ready for one hell of a read!" You never know how stress and sleeplessness are going to affect you. Nicholas Irving A convoy of cars carrying several family members of the President's cabinet to Camp David for "Family Day" is ambushed, killing and wounding wives, husbands and children. Reaper: Ghost Target by Nicholas Irving and A.J.Tata is my first sniper fiction. The main unit, the Second Platoon, was paralyzed by enemy fire. From this distance, Irving couldn't fit a round into that tiny a space. In Reaper: Ghost Target, Vick "The Reaper" Harwood is an esteemed sniper with a record kill count - 33 kills in 90 days - when he is knocked out under mortar attack in Afghanistan. I contemplated death.”, He added that his favorite part of the service was “the guys, [he] loved the guys.”. Reaper: Ghost Target is pedal-to-the-metal action packed with great twists and turns. . Elite sniper Vick “The Reaper” Harwood is an American hero. The explosive new thriller series written by Nicholas Irving, the New York Times bestselling author of The Reaper and star of Fox's American Grit."Wow! “America, the place that we’re at right now being a free country that it is, I think we could all use that as a commonality, a common ground to stand on and come to an agreeance in a place and time right now where there is a certain division in this nation.”, In relation to what being an American means to him, Irving said, “I think it’s having the ability to pursue your dreams… I’ve wanted to be a sniper and join the military at the age of six. A Soviet Chechen sniper with an alleged 349+ kills during World War II. My name's Nicholas Irving. (Courtesy of Nicholas Irving) As we rolled along in the truck s, I was struck by just how beautiful the area was. They popped the smoke and went for it. An explosive, no-holds-barred thriller by New York Times bestselling author and star of Fox TV’s American Grit Nicholas Irving . Irving and a fellow sniper faced a tense standoff with The Chechen, a notorious sniper who was rumored to have at least 300 kills. The fifth day of our operation, my team was caught in a 360 degree ambush and on the receiving end of a Chechen sniper. Irving shares the story of his extraordinary career, including his deployment to Afghanistan in the summer of 2009, when he set another record, this time for enemy kills on a single deployment. Nicholas Irving is an American author and former soldier. The Chechen was still out there and supersonic snaps passed close to Irving's ears. Groundbreaking, thrilling and revealing, The Reaper is the astonishing memoir of Special Operations Direct Action Sniper Nicholas Irving, the 3rd Ranger Battalion's deadliest sniper with 33 confirmed kills, though his remarkable career total, including probables, is unknown. The two had long agreed Pemberton's duty was to function as a shooter, too. The explosive new thriller series written by Nicholas Irving, the New York Times bestselling author of The Reaper and star of Fox's American Grit. "Pemberton's face was inches from mine. At the same time, Irving spotted men setting up a machine gun on a roof. American hero, or unhinged vigilante? It began when a couple of guys with long beards and clothes smothered in dirt entered base. He was a special operations sniper in the 3rd Ranger Battalion for the U.S. military. Irving thought he'd spotted Bigfoot. He'd racked up 33 kills (probably more undocumented) and a legend. To the left? "You become a sniper; you want to shoot.". Groundbreaking, thrilling and revealing, The Reaper is the astonishing memoir of Special Operations Direct Action Sniper Nicholas Irving, the 3rd Ranger Battalion's deadliest sniper with 33 confirmed kills, though his remarkable career total, including probables, is unknown. . 494 Soviet Union: Nicholas Irving… "For the first time I was at the other end of the scope, and I didn't like it," Irving writes. I nodded at him, and we both smiled, wordlessly letting each other know how we felt. Nicholas Irving He’s spent six years in the Army’s Special Operations 3rd Ranger Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment, serving from assaulter to Sniper Team leader. 'The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers' by Nicholas Irving and Gary Brozek. When Irving was deployed to Afghanistan's Helmand Province as Sniper Squad Team Leader in 2009, the first African-American sniper with the Third Ranger Battalion, he didn't expect to see much action. Download books for free. Special Operations Direct Action Sniper Nicholas Irving was the first African-American sniper with the Third Ranger Battalion when he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2009. Vick “The Reaper” Harwood is an esteemed sniper with a record kill count―33 kills in 90 days―when he is wounded at war.Now back in the U.S. with little memory of what happened, Harwood is eager to put the past behind him. SSG (RET) PAUL MARTINEZ spent seven years in Special Operations and was a Sniper assigned to the 3rd Ranger Battalion, where he fought alongside and was trained by "The Reaper" Nicholas Irving. The explosive audiobook thriller series written by Nicholas Irving, New York Times best-selling author of The Reaper and star of Fox's American Grit. “I would have to say the day I think that I should have died,” Irving said. The marines added that the Chechen sniper had been around since the Soviet/Afghan days. Nick Irving is the Army Ranger sniper who has written a book, The Reaper, about his experiences in Iraq. The day my life was saved by Corporal Benjamin Kopp [and] being pinned down by a Chechen enemy sniper for about three hours during the 19-hour firefight.” Irving added that he “went in with 210 rounds and left with about six, and thought I was going to die that day. July 10, 2009, would live in Irving's memory as the longest day of his life. "I only have one regret — and that's the guy I could not save. Life as a master sniper: The Reaper Nick Irving killed 33 men in months NICK Irving has gone down in history after clocking up a record 33 kills in less than four months. I spent six years in special operations, and I'm known as The Reaper for 33 kills in about a three-month time span in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Back at base, he had only eight hours to recuperate before he was sent into an enemy compound where he brought down a suicide bomber just as he was reaching to detonate his vest. The sniper was using a tactic impossible to counter, shooting from back in the room through a small hole beneath the windowsill. Nicholas Irving, a former Special Operations Sniper, spoke with the Daily Caller's Samantha Renck about his time in the service, what July 4th means to him and advice for future generations of Americans. Reaper: Ghost Target | Irving Nicholas, Tata A J | download | B–OK. Yet barely hours after arrival, Irving was in gear covering Charlie Company First Platoon as they hunted down a High Value Target (HVT), a supplier of bulletproof vests to the Taliban. SSG (RET) PAUL MARTINEZ spent seven years in Special Operations and was a Sniper assigned to the 3rd Ranger Battalion, where he fought alongside and was trained by "The Reaper" Nicholas Irving. Through covering fire, the men finally made it to the safe house. An explosive, no-holds-barred thriller by New York Times bestselling author and star of Fox TV’s American Grit Nicholas Irving . As the movie "American Sniper," the story of the legendary Seal Team Three sniper Chris Kyle, stirs high-voltage controversy, "The Reaper" enters the fray. Irving & Tata make an incredible team. After a five-mile, boot-sucking slog through the dunes, Irving took position with Mike Pemberton, his ostensible spotter. Tata. The RECCE team leader called out that he had one smoke grenade and one lethal grenade. But Pemberton wasn't there just to call calibrations. Irving's reaction, he writes, was "Hell Yes!". We bumped fists, and I felt this knot in my throat choking me.". The explosive memoir by the 3rd Ranger Battalion's deadliest sniper, known as "The Reaper" Now available: Reaper: Ghost Target and Reaper: Threat Zero, the first books in Nick Irving's debut thriller series that Brad Thor calls "one hell of a read"! When the dirt in front of Pemberton's face exploded, the snipers realized they were being stalked by an enemy sniper. The Chechen was good, and what impressed Irving the most is that no one could get a fix on where he was firing from. In face of the ambush, they jumped into a hole with a RECCE guy named Derek. An explosive, no-holds-barred thriller by New York Times bestselling author and star of Fox TV’s American Grit Nicholas Irving . American hero, or unhinged vigilante? Tata. The first ghillie suit I made was in the sixth grade with my mom.” (RELATED: Honoring The Sacrifices Of American Heroes: Tim Kennedy), (RELATED: Honoring The Sacrifices Of American Heroes: Tim Kennedy). By Nicholas Irving with Gary Brozek. "I don't have any regrets," Irving added. Irving's graphic report of point-blank kills, co-written with Gary Brozek, will be too much to take for some. Reaper: Ghost Target is pedal-to-the-metal action packed with great twists and turns. The day my life was saved by Corporal Benjamin Kopp [and] being pinned down by a Chechen enemy sniper for about three hours during the 19-hour firefight.”, Irving added that he “went in with 210 rounds and left with about six, and thought I was going to die that day. He's also taken to Fox News to defend his fallen comrade, Chris Kyle. By Nicholas Irving with Gary Brozek From the March 2015 issue of SOF. The Chechen continued to fire. The choice was to pop smoke and try to bound out — or to end it all by hugging the live ammo. Irving and a fellow sniper faced a tense standoff with The Chechen, a notorious sniper who was rumored to have at least 300 kills. Irving reflected on July 4th and what the day means for him. The Reaper: The 3rd Ranger Bn’s Deadliest Sniper . I read an online interview and found out the "Chechen" is real. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. Nicholas Irving with A. J. Tata. 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