As the title of the book indicates this is the memoir of Howard Wasdin, who was a sniper in the elite Navy SEALs, and more specifically was a sniper for SEAL Team Six, their top tier counter terrorist team. The book is written in the first person perspective, as you would expect from a ‘memoir’ and it is fairly well written and enjoyable to read. You follow the author through his career and learn about his life before the SEALs and as a part of the teams. There is a decent amount about sniping included, both the good and the bad, the successes and the failures, though you will not find a lot of details about the sniping itself, just enough to keep sensitive information secure but it does provide enough detail to understand what is going on. The author served from the late 80’s through the early 2000’s where he suffered combat wounds and earned a Silver Star in Mogadishu, Somalia as part of the “Blackhawk Down” events. There are a few times when the book jumps between a narrative and more journal style of entries, but it does still flow smooth enough. The book also covers the depression and other personal trials that Mr. Wasdin suffered as a result of his wounds and stresses but ends with a very positive and uplifting conclusion. I would consider the book more about the experience and less about the details of a sniper and or life in the SEALs. The book is a good read though not extremely sniper oriented.

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