On October 25, 1983, Rangers from the 1st and 2d Ranger Battalions parachuted into the teeth of the Cuban defenses on revolutionary Grenada.
This account of the combat jump, the battles to seize the airfield at Point Salines, the evacuation of American students at Grand Anse, and a raid against the Cuban barracks at Point Calivigny is told for the first time by a participant.
Richly illustrated. Corrected edition.
A Ranger and Green Beret, Stephen Trujillo served in the 2d Ranger Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, and DEA Operation Snowcap.
A Tale of the Grenada Raiders is the first installment in the Tales of the Rangers series. The next book, The Rosetta Stone of Memories, is forecasted for publication in 2018.
The capstone anthology, Tales of the Rangers, will be published in two volumes in 2019.
An account of his tours as an advisor to the Peruvian Drug Police (policia de drogas) in the Upper Huallaga Valley, In the Valley of the Shadows: A Place of Smoke and Rivers Like Mirrors, is projected for publication in 2020.
The writer resides in Bangkok.
Groundbreaking, thrilling and revealing, The Reaper is the astonishing memoir of Special Operations Direct Action Sniper Nicholas Irving, the 3rd Ranger Battalion's deadliest sniper with 33 confirmed kills, though his remarkable career total, including probables, is unknown.
Irving shares the true story of his extraordinary military career, including his deployment to Afghanistan in the summer of 2009, when he set another record, this time for enemy kills on a single deployment. His teammates and chain of command labeled him "The Reaper," and his actions on the battlefield became the stuff of legend, culminating in an extraordinary face-off against an enemy sniper known simply as The Chechnian.
Irving's astonishing first-person account of his development into an expert assassin offers a fascinating and extremely rare view of special operations combat missions through the eyes of a Ranger sniper during the Global War on Terrorism. From the brotherhood and sacrifice of teammates in battle to the cold reality of taking a life to protect another, no other book dives so deep inside the life of an Army sniper on point.