Ghost Sniper: A Sniper Elite Novel
Scott McEwen’s new novel in the Sniper Elite series, Ghost Sniper, continues the adventures of an elite soldier, Navy Master Chief Gil Shannon. This time, Shannon’s mission is in Mexico, where he takes on a violent drug cartel that has assassinated an American politician. To make matters worse, the triggerman was also a member of the American Special Forces, code named Ghost Sniper. Now, Gil Shannon is tasked by the CIA to find the killer and expose a conspiracy at the highest levels of US government. As Gil Shannon further unravels the conspiracy, he finds that the trail goes to wealthy Swiss financiers as well as Islamic terrorists.
Just like the previous three novels, Ghost Sniper is a pulse-pounding military thriller novel. The plot is extremely intense, and the action is almost non-stop and quite believable. Reading the book, it feels like you’re in the middle of it all. In addition to the fluid plot, characters are developed to a certain degree. I cannot say that character development is particularly strong here, but that doesn’t matter as it is compensated by the novel’s rich plot.
Overall, I quite liked Ghost Sniper. All three Sniper Elite novels have a separate mission, so they can be read out of order. However, as in the previous books, there are hints to the last novel interspersed throughout the story line. I would definitely recommend Ghost Sniper to anybody who enjoys fine military thrillers.
Scott McEwen • Thomas Koloniar