The Last Punisher - Kevin Lacz

The Last Punisher

By Kevin Lacz

  • Release Date: 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 5
From 251 Ratings


“One of the very best books to come out of the war in Iraq,” (Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, bestselling author of On Killing), The Last Punisher is a gripping and intimate on-the-ground memoir from a Navy SEAL who was part of SEAL Team THREE with American Sniper Chris Kyle. Experience his deployment, from his first mission to his first kill to his eventual successful return to the United States to play himself in the Oscar-nominated film directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper.

The Last Punisher is a “thoughtful, funny, and raw…always compelling” (Bing West, New York Times bestselling author of No True Glory) first-person account of the Iraq War. With wry humor and moving testimony, Kevin Lacz tells the bold story of his tour in Iraq with SEAL Team THREE, the warrior elite of the Navy. This legendary unit, known as “The Punishers,” included Chris Kyle (American Sniper), Mike Monsoor, Ryan Job, and Marc Lee. These brave men were instrumental in securing the key locations in the pivotal 2006 Battle of Ramadi.

Minute by minute, Lacz relays the edge-of-your-seat details of his team’s missions in Ramadi, offering a firsthand glimpse into the heated combat, extreme conditions, and harrowing experiences they faced every day. Through it all, Lacz and his teammates formed unbreakable bonds and never lost sight of the cause: protecting America with their fight.

“A rare glimpse into the mind of a Navy SEAL,” (Clint Emerson, New York Times bestselling author of 100 Deadly Skills) Kevin Lacz brings you onto the battlefield and relays the tough realities of war. At the same time, Lacz shares how these experiences made him a better man and how proud he is of his contributions to one of this country’s most difficult military campaigns.

The Last Punisher is the story of a SEAL and an “honest-to-God American hero” (Mike Huckabee, #1 bestselling author) who was never afraid to answer the call.


  • One of the best books you will ever read

    By Kdog #4
    You will never read a better book. It is impossible to put down
  • The Last Punisher

    By dwoodydawg
    Fantastic book about the brotherhood of the Navy SEALs. Highly recommend.
  • Absolutely remarkable. A must read.

    By Bran22091
    When I first purchased this book. I was not expecting it to be so good. I told myself I will read one chapter and go to bed. But I found myself on page 77 when I went to sleep haha. This is not just a book or a story. It’s an experience. I thank you Kevin for sharing your experiences and lessons as a frogman. Rest easy Legend, and Marc. And to the rest of the Punishers.
  • Excellent read

    By Gus2259
    Be prepared to loose some sleep because you don't want to stop once you start. Lots of details are included that bring out details of life in Ramadi. Things like dust and smell as well as the heat are things that most don't associate in typical Hollywood movies. Men who later were taken from their friends and families like Chris Kyle and Mike Monsoor are included as well as their deeds. Things like accountability for each sniper kill and shooting at only legitimate enemies even when only recently loosing a Teammate make me proud of our guys who served and are still serving. God Bless them all.
  • Good book

    By The Donner party
    Its a good read
  • Another look

    By Velosprints
    A great story. A different view of the same battles fought by Chris Kyle. I really enjoyed this book.
  • A GREAT read!

    By Russ_33
    I've read many SEAL and Iraq war books. This is by far one of the best! Enjoy!
  • Stellar

    By girobike
    This is the best written modern day military biography out there. Great going Kevin!
  • Great book

    By 
    Read this book! You will like it
  • Great!

    By Ags03
    Great book!