The Last Punisher - Kevin Lacz

The Last Punisher

By Kevin Lacz

  • Release Date: 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 517 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.


  • BTF

    By Endurance training
    Big tough frogman is what this book is about. True heroes doing a job that only a select few can do. Great read
  • Awesome and Inspiring

    By edelweiss30
    Great book throughly enjoyed the reading. I hope the now generation will read and think about the sacrifice the men and women of the greatest military in the world have given for our United States of America...for our Freedoms.
  • Send it!!

    By VanneT14
    Such a great book. Must read! Thank you for your heroic service!!
  • Great book

    By SteeVD1223
    This is an awesome book. It is a great companion to any book written by members of SEAL Team 3. It provides stories with more context as well as it being an amazing book on its own. I couldn’t put it down.
  • Outstanding and motivating

    By 435Loyston
    Like living and entire deployment. One of the best personal accounts I’ve read to date. Brought me back many times to the good old days.
  • Sacrifice

    By CMOD33
    Thank you for telling your story and the sacrifices you and your teammates made.
  • Fantastic

    Great read! Thankful for your service. Well written. Couldn’t put down. One of the more nuanced SEAL books I’ve read. Author makes you feel like you right beside him. If you like Lone Survivor, No Easy Day, etc... you will love this book. Mad respect.
  • 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.