The author, Mr. Halberstadt, has done a pretty good job with this book compiling a series of true stories told by the people that experienced them. These stories are primarily from a year period in Iraq from several different units. There are also a few stories from other conflicts prior to Iraq as well as some information about the history of snipers and some details about the current sniper schools in the USMC and US Army. Overall the author is a bit over the top in terms of “rah rah snipers are the ultimate soldier” enthusiasm, but it does not detract too much from the down to earth telling of sniper operations by the actual snipers. It was a pretty good read and it does give a good feeling of how modern day sniper operations in a built up area go down and for that I recommend it as a good read.

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