Category mysterythriller publication date may 08, 2018. Exarmy ranger nicholas irving on becoming the reaper task. He is now the new york times bestselling author of memoirs the reaper and way of the reaper, as well as runaway hit thriller novel reaper. Nicholas irving was a ranger and a sniper for his battalion. There are a total of 51 army ranger weapons united states in the military factory. His weapon of choice was an mk 11 rifle a modified version of the sr25 sniper rifle, nicknamed dirty diana. He is a former member of the 3rd ranger batallion 75th ranger regiment. Upon graduating the ranger indoctrination program, nicholas irving was assigned to the third ranger battalion 75th ranger regiment also located in fort benning georgia. See more ideas about 75th ranger regiment, us army rangers and ranger.
Nicholas the reaper irving served as a directaction sniper with the 3rd ranger battalion for most of his army career. Ghost target now, nick irvings debut thriller that brad thor calls one hell of a read. From the legendary special operations sniper and bestselling author of the reaper comes a rare and powerful audiobook on the art of being a sniper. My friend toured afghanistan and in 2009 his platoon, the rifles set off two daisy chains of ied and lost 6 souls. Martins press, will be adapted into a fivenight tv. Armys special operations 3rd ranger battalion 75th ranger regiment, serving in a wide range of positions, from assaulter to sniper team leader.
Nick the reaper irving joins us to talk about his experiences as an. A convoy of cars carrying several family members of the presidents cabinet to camp david for family day is ambushed. Nicholas irving the reaper the real book spy his weapon of choice was an sr25 rifle, nicknamed dirty diana. Nicholas irving is the new york times bestselling author of the reaper and way of the reaper. An army ranger describes the toughest exercise at the. Echoing chris martins book modern american snipers, the reaper. Irving, who served as a directaction sniper with 3rd ranger battalion, saw too much combat. He was a special operations sniper in the 3rd ranger battalion for the u. The reaper audiobook by gary brozek, nicholas irving.
You never know how stress and sleeplessness are going to affect you. The recently released book is the memoir by irving, the u. A sniper novel the reaper series by nicholas irving mass. If navy seal chris kyle americas deadliest sniper ever was the killer man, army. Groundbreaking, thrilling and revealing, the reaper is the astonishing memoir of special operations direct action sniper nicholas irving, the 3rd ranger battalions deadliest sniper. Nicholas irving the reaper the real book spy confirmed kills and weapon of choice. Nicholas irving is the reaper a deadliest army ranger in history. Irvingis adept at discussing the uncompromising minutiae of weapons, tactics and.
Irving was issued a sr25 rifle, which he nicknamed dirty diana. Hes spent six years in the army s special operations 3rd ranger battalion 75th ranger regiment, serving from assaulter to sniper team leader. The army ranger sniper who earned the nickname the reaper for killing more than 30 insurgents in four months with his rifle dirty diana nick irv irving was the first black sniper in the army. The reaper by nicholas irving with gary brozek nonfiction autobiography first book out of the reaper series 55 nicholas irving was the first african american to serve as a sniper in this battalion. Way of the reaper nicholas irving macmillan macmillan publishers. Hear firsthand the gripping account of what its like to end 33 lives in 4 months with a sniper rifle in afghanistan. The reaper is the kind of book that you have to live to writeand its more exciting than any thriller could be. After leaving the army, nicholas irving pursued an entertainment career. The marines added that the chechen sniper had been around since the sovietafghan days.
Nick is a former us army ranger who served his entire military career within the ranks of 3rd ranger battalion, 75th ranger regiment. Hes also taken to fox news to defend his fallen comrade, chris kyle. Nicholas irving is the reaper a deadliest army ranger in. As we rolled along in the truck s, i was struck by just how beautiful the area was. Sr25 sniper rifle won us army semiautomatic sniper rifle xm110 sasr competition, and today it is being issued to us army snipers as the m110 semiautomatic sniper system. The reaper 3rd ranger battalions deadliest sniper youtube. Nicholas irving, a former sergeant within the special operations unit, 75th ranger regiment 3rd ranger battalion, served as an assaulter, machine gunner, designated marksman and sniper. Irving, a former army ranger, and brozek, who has cowritten many books, add to the. Way of the reaper is a stepbystep accounting of how a sniper works. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order 1 to z. Irving, the first black sniper in the army s third ranger battalion, which had previously fought in the black hawk down incident in somalia, killed 33 men in less than four months.
Army ranger weapons united states military factory. 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. Hes spent six years in the armys special operations 3rd ranger battalion 75th ranger regiment, serving from assaulter to sniper team leader. Each mission is an indepth look at a new element of eliminating the enemy, from intel to. As i lay there in the hole with pemberton and derek, i remembered that line and how wed all laughed. Way of the reaper audiobook by nicholas irving, gary. How an army rangers sniper became the reaper new york post.
Hes been endorsing fat shaming remarks about michael moore on facebook. I got to ranger battalion in 2003, so i was a sniper by the time nick finished rip in 2005. Groundbreaking, thrilling and revealing, the reaper is the astonishing memoir of special operations direct action sniper nicholas irving, the 3rd ranger battalions deadliest sniper with 33 confirmed kills, though his remarkable career total, including p. Nicholas irving would hold positions such as machine gunner, machine gun team leader, grenadier, team leader, designated marksman, sniper, sniper team leader, and master sniper. Like the reaper himself, this explosive book blazes new territory and takes no prisoners.
Irvingis adept at discussing the uncompromising minutiae of weapons. Who best to write a novel about a sniper than a sniper himself. The reaper nicholas irving macmillan macmillan publishers. Other guys started calling him the reaper, which became the title of his book. Fellow rangers nicknamed irving the reaper because of his proficiency for killing. Weapons sergeant on a military free fall team in 5th special forces group. Nick irving is the army ranger sniper who has written a book, the reaper, about his experiences in iraq. The instant new york times bestseller by costar of foxs american grit and legendary ranger nick irving. Way of the reaper is a stepbystep accounting of how a sniper works, through the lens of irvings 10 most significant kills none of which have been told before. Nicholas irving is an american author and former soldier. 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. Since the american revolutionary war, army rangers have served the united states as special operations light infantry.
The next book in the explosive new thriller series by former special operations sniper and new york times bestselling author of the reaper. Irving was born in fort meade, maryland on the us army post fort george g. Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. Nicholas irving is telling his story about the 6 years he spent in the army special operations in the 3rd ranger battalion 75th ranger regiment. The dude has mad skills and a lot of kills, a marine said, setting off a round of high fives. The moon was up and full, and wed entered a desert area with rolling dunes. Nbc picks up sniper miniseries the reaper from weinstein.48 1207 775 1490 730 729 1421 521 1229 8 508 762 505 1146 911 37 908 365 1163 933 1385 1170 935 506 64 823 1448 12 1310 837 764 143 511 1495 234 1491 667 442 930 1119 268 1282 1203 1118 1152 391 363 1357