America has one force with the single mission of direct action to capture or kill the enemy. That force is the 75th Ranger Regiment. Staff Sergeant Paul Martinez was a Ranger Sniper with the 75th Rangers during the desperate fighting in Afghanistan in 2011 when the United States made the decision to try to withdraw from Afghanistan.
It was never going to be easy. There were still a large number of senior Taliban and al Qaeda leaders and other terrorists in secure locations throughout that country. If the United States withdrew from Afghanistan with these terrorists and their networks still intact, they could quickly take over the country and undo all the gains that we made.
These terrorists needed to be eliminated, and there was only one force to do it - the Rangers. The mission was to capture or kill as many of these terrorists as possible. Paul Martinez was one of the deadliest snipers assigned to this unit, dubbed "Team Merrill," after the Marauders of World War II fame. Martinez and his fellow Rangers faced near-impossible odds taking on an enemy who knew they were coming and who employed every conceivable tactic to kill these Rangers. In When the Killer Man Comes, Martinez tells the harrowing true story of how he and his team hunted America's enemies in an operation that would have repercussions that are still felt today.
SSG (RET) PAUL MARTINEZ spent seven years in Special Operations and was a Sniper assigned to the 3rd Ranger Battalion, where he fought alongside and was trained by "The Reaper" Nicholas Irving. He was the second-Place Finisher at the 2010 USASOC Sniper Competition, was deployed six times to Afghanistan, and has faced off against Chechen Snipers, Uzbek Militants, and Taliban insurgents. Martinez was the first Ranger to be selected as a liaison instructor to the Special Forces Sniper Course. GEORGE GALDORISI is a career naval aviator and an award-winning, bestselling author. He has written a dozen books published by mainstream publishers, including three New York Times bestsellers in a row: Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor, Tom Clancy's Op-Center Out of the Ashes, and Tom Clancy's Op-Center Into the Fire. He is the Director of the Strategic Assessments and Technical Futures Cell at the Navy's C4ISR Center of Excellence in San Diego, California.