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When Chechen terrorists manage to smuggle a Cold War-era Russian nuke across the Mexican-American border, the president is forced to reactivate the only unit capable of stopping them: Navy SEAL sniper Gil Shannon and his brash team of SEALs and Delta Force fighters. First introduced in Sniper Elite: One-Way Trip, hailed by Publishers Weekly as a "meaty thriller" with "snappy dialogue and well-timed humor", Shannon and his team were run out of the military after defying direct orders and instead choosing to save the life of one of their own. In Target America, Gil and his team, many of whom had gone rogue, are reunited as an off-the-books Special Ops unit that must race against the clock to save the country from nuclear destruction.
Number-one New York Times best-selling author Scott McEwen once again delivers a gripping and fast-paced adventure that illuminates the shadow world of clandestine military operations.
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By Nina on 06-19-14
Couldnt put it down! I had to know
Would you listen to Target America again? Why?
I'm already listening again because I was so caught up in the story that I'm sure I missed details, particularly character development details that will help me to know them better. Literally, I couldn't put it down. After staying up all night, I was about 40 minutes from the end, the sun coming up and and I was fading. I unplugged, set the alarm, and got up 2 hours later to finish the book before breakfast.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Target America?
There were so many, I can't pick one. This is a fast moving book, believable and set in our time. With the reality of terrorism threats and attacks, we are there. The setting is now. The author drew me in, at times my heart was racing along with the characters. Unlike a lot of series, where it takes a takes the 1st couple of books to develop the characters, to give them dimension, the main characters were believable in book one and enhanced in Target America. The author wasn't afraid to make them real, including flaws and imperfections - great job. Chasing the nuclear threat the heroes made mistakes, assumptions, good guesses that weren't always correct. The author didn't shy away from death of characters that we liked or didnt, giving a huge dose of realism to the danger willing faced by our patriots every day. You know the book is good when a character takes a belly shot & your thoughts jump to his wife and kids. Moreso, when you find yourself wondering how close we were to the event that inspired the book....... surely it couldn't just be imaginary. Really?
What about Brian Hutchison’s performance did you like?
Realistic. Conveying the frustration, anger, resolve mixed with an occasional bad joke or smart alecky remark, they were performed well.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Kept me up all night!
Any additional comments?
Can I preorder the next book now? With almost 200 books in my Audible library, I listen a lot but seldomg review. Target America is better read after book 1, but can stand alone. From Clancy, Ludlum, Baldacci, Child, Flynn, Thor - I read them all. Scott McEwen is a breath of fresh air, I'm a fan.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
By Tom on 06-06-15
Filling my Mitch Rapp Void
Different from the Vince Flynn books, these books feel more like first person accounts. It's clear that this series of books is well researched, and artfully told. The mundane dialog between the characters feels authentic, and familIar to me. The characters are memorable, you get to like them. These books are not Mitch Rapp books, but they fill the void. I would recommend this series.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By Mr D J Allan on 01-01-18
Great book in the Gill Shannon series. Set on the United States mainland. Very enjoyable.
By Ronan on 05-13-16
All action winner
Good listen if you like action , Strong characters and a pretty good plot - Not as good as book in my opionon but an easy listen all the same