Way of the Reaper: My Greatest Untold Missions and the Art of Being a Sniper (Paperback)
From the legendary special operations sniper and bestselling author of The Reaper comes a rare and powerful book on the art of being a sniper. Way of the Reaper is a step-by-step accounting of how a sniper works, through the lens of Irving's 10 most significant kills - none of which have been told before. Each mission is an in-depth look at a new element of eliminating the enemy, from intel to luck, recon to weaponry. Told in a thrilling narrative, this is also a heart-pounding true story of some of The Reaper's boldest missions including the longest shot of his military career on a human target of over half a mile.
In Iraq and Afghanistan, Nick Irving earned his nickname in blood, destroying the enemy with his sniper rifle and in deadly firefights behind a .50 caliber machine gun. He engaged a Taliban suicide bomber during a vicious firefight, used nearly silent sub-sonic ammo, and was the target of snipers himself. Way of the Reaper attempts to place the reader in the heat of battle, experiencing the same dangers, horrors and acts of courage Irving faced as an elite member of the 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, while also examining the personal ramifications of taking another life.
Readers will experience the rush of the hunt and the dangers that all snipers must face, while learning what it takes to come an elite manhunter. Like the Reaper himself, this explosive book blazes new territory and takes no prisoners.
About the Author
NICHOLAS IRVING is the New York Times bestselling author of The Reaper and Way of the Reaper. He spent six years in the U.S. Army’s Special Operations 3rd Ranger Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment, serving in a wide range of positions, from assaulter to Sniper Team leader. He was the first African American to deploy in the G.W.O.T as a sniper in his battalion.
Irving is now the owner of HardShoot, where he trains personnel in the art of long-range shooting, from Olympians to members of the Spec Ops community. He also appeared as a mentor on the Fox reality show American Grit, and has consulted on various films and television shows. He lives in San Antonio, Texas.
GARY BROZEK has collaborated on more than twenty books, five of which have gone on to become New York Times bestsellers, including Trident K9 Warriors. He lives in Evergreen, CO.
"A riveting account of one of the toughest jobs on the battlefield, and of a man who performed this task not only with distinction, but with his humanity intact." —Shooting Illustrated