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.
Irving shares the true story of his extraordinary military 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. His teammates and chain of command labeled him "The Reaper,” and his actions on the battlefield became the stuff of legend, culminating in an extraordinary face-off against an enemy sniper known simply as The Chechnian.
Irving’s astonishing first-person account of his development into an expert assassin offers a fascinating and extremely rare view of special operations combat missions through the eyes of a Ranger sniper during the Global War on Terrorism. From the brotherhood and sacrifice of teammates in battle to the cold reality of taking a life to protect another, no other book dives so deep inside the life of an Army sniper on point.
You feel every Moment in the Book, so much so you feel as if you were there !55
I enjoyed this book up until a point. The way the action and combat was depicted made you feel the tension. It made me feel like I was experiencing the situation, and he was able to pull me into his own past. This book was very immersive in the combat aspect. The only downside I found with this book was how dry it became. As I continued to read, the style and tone of the book was continuous. The transitions between the story were well done, but each mission was written in the same way. If there was some variation to the tone or style of writing, I believe it would keep it from being too repetitive.35
This book is so good!!! There are some really good stories in here, I have wanted to be in the military all my life. This was the perfect book for me55
Awesome look into his experience!55
Really appreciated the book, if you are going to go to war, do it like this guy!55
It was a good read for me .55
Great book, great author. True American hero. Buy it. RLTW55
This was a very enjoyable read about the life and struggles as a marine sniper. Very insightful about what it is really like to go out and protect your fellow soldiers.55
I finally got some time to finish this book because of obligations with the Marine Corps and College and this is by far a Must Read! I could visualize everything he was writing about and as I write this review I am still at awe. Do yourself a favor and read this book, it is an incredible one.55
This book tells the AWSOME story of a sniper in afghan55