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    This might not be exactly what you're looking for, but I just finished reading Point of Impact, which is a work of fiction about a former Marine sniper who is framed for a botched assassination attempt of the President. The movie Shooter is based on this book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgiaDawg View Post
    This might not be exactly what you're looking for, but I just finished reading Point of Impact, which is a work of fiction about a former Marine sniper who is framed for a botched assassination attempt of the President. The movie Shooter is based on this book.
    That might be a good one, as long as the story line isn't too incredibly close to the movie (I've seen the movie probably a dozen times haha).
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    Tom Clancey's Rainbow Six is a good one. Basically about an international SPEC OPS team.
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    If you are going to read Tom Clancy read "Without Remorse" IMO it's his best book
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    I'll throw out one, 'Monster Hunters International' by Larry Correia.
    Its a tad over the top with the hero and the monsters and all, but you can tell Correia is a true gun nut. The weapons and ammo used are very well described. There is plenty of action. You may have to file it under "guilty pleasure", but its a page turner.
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    Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp series is great. Not a Marine story, but it is killing bad guys with good action sequences. Rapp is a CIA assassin fighting terrorists. Without a doubt it is my favorite series. I preorder every book so I have it as soon as it is released.

    If you liked the movie Shooter, there is a whole series about Bob Lee Swagger written by Stephen Hunter. Give them a look, I enjoyed them quite a bit as well.
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    I have to add one of the best Military fiction books ever written Starship Troopers: Robert A. Heinlein: 9780441783588: Amazon.com: Books


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    While powered armor is Starship Troopers' most famous legacy, its influence extends deep into contemporary militaries. Over half a century after its publication, Starship Troopers is on the reading lists of the United States Marine Corps[25][26][27] and the United States Navy.[28] It is the first science fiction novel on the reading lists at three of the five United States military branches. When Heinlein wrote Starship Troopers the United States military was a largely conscripted force, with conscripts serving two-year hitches. Today the U.S. military has incorporated many ideas similar to Heinlein's concept of an all-volunteer, high-tech strike force. In addition, references to the book keep appearing in military culture. In 2002 a marine general described the future of Marine Corps clothing and equipment as needing to emulate the Mobile Infantry.[29] In 2012, an article on the US military buying ballistic face masks specifically referenced the "big steel gorilla[s]" of Starship Troopers.[30]
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    I like a lot of W.E.B Griffin stuff.

    Thunder Run was good but not non-fiction. House to house was a good read but also non fiction. We Were Soldiers Once and Young, also non fiction.

    +1 on Horse Soldiers, Lone Survivor, and The Old Breed.
    It's kind of like how some people have a sudden and insatiable desire to talk about vampires after the Twilight series became popular, except zombies are much less gay and more likely to exist one day

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    I have to add one of the best Military fiction books ever written Starship Troopers: Robert A. Heinlein: 9780441783588: Amazon.com: Books


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    I have to second this choice. If you haven't read this book, don't let the movie scare you away. This is one of my all time favorites.

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    American Sniper, Chris Kyle's story fits a lot of your criteria
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    If you are going to read Tom Clancy read "Without Remorse" IMO it's his best book
    Most of the Jack Ryan/John Clark books are pretty darn good.
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