4 out of 5 stars ****
The Iraq War through the eyes of Marine sniper, Jack Coughlin, reveals an honest, autobiographical view of modern-day warfare with its stressors that challenge a soldier in every aspect of his life. Coughlin explains what is going on inside the man as he maintains a rugged veneer of a stoic, cold demeanor that earns him the reputation as a bad-ass. The skill he demonstrates throughout the book is worthy of praise and glory, both of which he does not desire. A career Marine who would not change a thing about his duty and service for his country and loved ones is not enough to save his marriage at the end of that career. He retires in 2005 as the most proficient Marine sniper in American history and becomes a full-time Dad to raise his daughters, finished with war forever.