Hogs in the Shadows - Milo S. Afong

Hogs in the Shadows

By Milo S. Afong

  • Release Date: 2007-12-04
  • Genre: Military
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 123 Ratings

Description

They have one mission? and they accomplish it with one bullet.

In Operation Iraqi Freedom, there is a special breed of hunter for whom the prey is the enemy?and every day is hunting season. This soldier is a HOG?a Hunter of Gunman. These stories give firsthand accounts of just how dangerous Iraq can be, the experience of these young men, and the consequences involved with being on a Marine Scout/Sniper team?an elite group that few can make, and possessing the precision that no others can master.

From sniping on a rooftop in Baghdad to unknowingly being surrounded in a palm grove in the city of Hit, these stories will transport the reader right into the heat of the desert war, where one shot can make all the difference.

Reviews

  • Fact beats fiction

    5
    By Seayarct
    The truth about war is never pretty. The courage & willingness of those who choose to go in harms way places them in the company of a select handful of men who fully understand the value of life. Thank God for such men.
  • Hogs in the Shadows

    4
    By Floatin Floyd
    This book flew by and you really felt the "pucker" factor!
  • Marin sniper

    5
    By Stephen Gaglio
    Amazing book cant say better thing about this book If you are interested in the Marines.
  • Great book

    5
    By Smokinsmitty
    First book in a while that I did not want to put down.
  • Didn't care for it

    2
    By KentBigDog
    This is a compilation of sniper missions in Iraq. I found because of the short story nature there wasn't enough material to get me emotionally involved. Not enough background on the individual. It was all very clinical which I understand but it doesn't make for engaging reading. More often than not I found myself wanting to know more. Often times the author didn't answer questions he asked. I recently read "Lone Survivor" which is a fantastic book about a Seal team in Afghanistan. It spoiled me I think. I now expect more from military books. I really appreciate what these brave men do and did as told in "Hogs in the Shadows" but this is not a book you just can't put down.
  • Awesome

    5
    By Moore2469
    I think this is the best sniper book I have read I'n a long time
  • Marine sniper

    5
    By rickr0958
    Hell yeah!!!