“Kill Shot” Cocktail

Look, if you had one shot or one opportunity…would you capture it, or just let it slip?

That's the question Kyle Swanson must ask himself in Long Shot, the newest Sniper novel from Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin (USMC, retired) and Donald A. Davis.

So, take aim and get your enemy in your crosshairs for this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—and deliver the “Kill Shot,” inspired by Jack Coughlin and Donald A. Davis's Long Shot!

Long Shot by Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin (USMC, retired) and Donald A. Davis is the 9th Kyle Swanson Sniper novel (Available August 9, 2016).

A top Russian intelligence agent has defected to the West and the only man with whom he will speak is Kyle Swanson, who busted him out of the U.S. Marine Corps Scout/Sniper School years ago. The defector proves to be an Edward Snowden-type gold mine of amazing secrets about the When, Where and How of President Vladimir Pushkin's next grab for lost Soviet territory.

But Swanson, now a special contractor with the CIA, soon begins to believe that it is all fool's gold being sprinkled by Moscow to ignite an open military fight with NATO and the United States.

Using his own deadly methods, the sniper sets out to find the truth, but to slow him down, the Russians kidnap Swanson's beautiful friend Calico, the CIA station chief in Estonia.

From Italy to the Arctic Circle, Kyle Swanson is on the hunt, convinced that the defector actually is running a complex plot to hand Russia a kingdom in the north. But Swanson seems always to be a step behind because there is a traitor within his own chain of command. To stop the madness, Swanson must deliver a kill shot a hundred miles away from a border bridge in Estonia, where a Russian Army waits on the far shore as a government official crosses over with an invitation to invade.


“Kill Shot”


– 1/3 shot coffee liqueur (Kahlua)
– 1/3 shot Irish cream liqueur
– 1/3 shot Grand Marnier
– fire

How to make the cocktail:

  1. Find a thick, sturdy shot glass.
  2. Pour the coffee liqueur in first.
  3. Using the back of a spoon, carefully layer in the Irish cream.
  4. With the same technique, carefully layer in the Grand Marnier.
  5. Light the Gran Marnier on fire.
  6. Either let it burn for a few seconds, extinguish, and drink or place a straw in the bottom of the shot glass and drink the shot quickly.

Take a deep breath, lower your heart rate, aim, couple with death, and fire a “Kill Shot,” but don't forget to pick up your copy of Jack Coughlin and Donald A. Davis's Long Shot today!

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Gunnery Sergeant Jack Coughlin was with the Third Battalion, Fourth Marines during the drive to Baghdad and has operated on a wide range of assignments in hotspots around the world.

Donald A. Davis is the author of more than twenty books, including multiple New York Times bestsellers.

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