From the coauthor of One Shot – One Kill comes this compelling and nerve-racking look into the lives of police snipers as they squint through rifle scopes directly into the eyes of frantic captors.
When a desperate criminal takes innocent hostages, police SWAT teams must walk a tightrope of fear on their mission to seize the threat. But as patience, negotiations, and prayer often fall in the face of an irrational killer, the deadly cool of the sniper must come in to put an end to the terror.
America’s elite corps of police sharpshooters has kept closed ranks until now. In Police Sniper, Craig Roberts has brilliantly captured the tension of duty on the front lines of today’s urban hostage crisis.
With gripping firsthand accounts of actual hostage sieges, readers will get a peak at the charged scenes of police stake out and get a taste of the steel nerves, razor-sharp focus, and pure adrenaline that police snipers must carry on their missions.
Craig Roberts retired from the armed forces in 1999 with thirty years total service. He was awarded ten decorations for his Marine Corps service in Vietnam, where he served as a Marine sniper. He was also a career police officer with the Tulsa, Oklahoma, police department. An internationally published writer, he is the author of Combat Medic-Vietnam and Police Sniper, as well as the co-author of One Shot-One Kill, and The Walking Dead.