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  • Hachette Australia
  • Hachette Australia

SAS Sniper: The critically acclaimed bestseller

Robert Macklin, Rob Maylor

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Australia, Biography: general, Biography: historical, political & military, Autobiography: historical, political & military, Prose: non-fiction, 21st century history: from c 2000 -, Afghan War, Iraq War, Military intelligence, Military veterans

SAS SNIPER takes us inside the closed world of the Australian Special Forces - it's tough to get in, but the fighting that follows is even tougher.

Royal Marine, SAS marksman, elite soldier ... Rob Maylor has seen action in the world's most dangerous combat zones: from East Timor and Iraq to Afghanistan.

He was there when a Black Hawk helicopter crashed, drowning two of his mates. He was there at Australia's biggest battle in Afghanistan when a Taliban ambush left him shockingly wounded.

He has walked for hours, sometimes days, through enemy territory until he has found the right position, sometimes more than a kilometre away from this target, then when the moment is right he aims, and with absolute precision, puts the bullet just where it is going to have the most effect...

This is a gritty, no-holds-barred behind-the-scenes look at life on the front line from an elite SAS sniper.

'an honest, insider's account of the dark arts of sniping and special forces.'

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Praise for SAS Sniper: The critically acclaimed bestseller

  • An honest, insider's account of the dark arts of sniping and special forces. - HERALD SUN

  • A chilling glimpse of the hazards encountered by SAS troops. - DAILY TELEGRAPH

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Robert Macklin

Robert Macklin was born in Queensland and educated at University of Queensland and the Australian National University. He has worked as a journalist at the COURIER-MAIL, THE AGE and THE BULLETIN, and was associate editor of the CANBERRA TIMES until 2003.

Robert is the author of 27 books, including DARK PARADISE, HAMILTON HUME and four works focusing on the SAS and Australia's Special Forces: SAS SNIPER, REDBACK ONE, SAS INSIDER and WARRIOR ELITE. He lives in Canberra.