Reaper: Ghost Target: A Sniper Novel (The Reaper Series Book 1) by Nicholas Irving and A.J. Tata

Rating: 5 out of 5.

American hero, or unhinged vigilante?

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. He wakes up back in the United States with little memory of what happened, his spotter and gun both unrecovered from the battlefield. Harwood has resigned himself to slowly picking up the pieces of his life, training Special Forces snipers in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and starting a promising relationship with an Olympic medalist named Jackie.

But when a series of assassinations start occurring in the area, Harwood can’t explain why he just happens to be nearby for each killing—or how a sniper rifle that matches the description of the one he lost seems to be involved. His memory of the past few days is hazy and full of blackouts, and even he has to wonder, is he being framed? Or is he the killer?

As Harwood runs from the authorities, his girlfriend falls off the radar, his missing spotter resurfaces, and the assassinated men are outed as drug and sex traffickers. Nothing is adding up. Harwood realizes he has to unravel this mystery, and fast, or find himself paying the ultimate price for crimes he may not have committed.

My Review

If you love stories like Tom Clancy’s Books, you will love this book.

This story is written by Nick Irving ( The Reaper ), one of America’s best snipers and co-written by former Brigadier General A..J. Tata. This story is loosely based on Nicholas Irving as the main character.

Vic Harwood is an elite sniper taking down a target when all goes wrong. Unfortunately, the Chechen gets the best of him when he misses his shot and captures his scout. His call sign is The Reaper due to the headcount he had during the first 3 months overseas. He spends the next bit of time recovering from the wounds he received till he joins to train other snipers. While teaching the snipers, he falls in love with an Olympic gold medalist, and she is a shooter as well. He also happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time on base, so the mystery and intrigue ensue. This book is filled with military jargon that you may need to lookup. They do talk in code sometimes in the book.

Okay, so this book is a little confusing. Multiple points of view jump from one chapter to the next. Sometimes we follow the reaper, sometimes we are following a government contractor and sometimes the Chechen, but all of it is connected somehow. These books get all sorts of twisted. I love that my original guesses about the who and what and why we’re so incorrect.

This book was an exciting read. I loved the questions and actions that preceded thru the pages. They kept me on the edge of my seat. This book was an exciting thriller with lots of action, suspenseful plotlines, and destructive behavior. I cant wait to read the next book in this series Reaper: Threat Zero: A Sniper Novel (The Reaper Series Book 2).

If you would like to read Reaper: Ghost Target: A Sniper Novel (The Reaper Series Book 1) you can find it on Amazon. As an Amazon associate I earn on qualifying purchases.

If you like this book you may also enjoy books with these tags and categories Military , action/adventure and Mystery.


Published by Tanya

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