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He was one the best Marine snipers in Vietnam. Today, twenty years later, disgruntled hero of an unheroic war, all Bob Lee Swagger wants to be left alone and to leave the killing behind.

But with consummate psychological skill, a shadowy military organization seduces Bob into leaving his beloved Arkansas hills for one last mission for his country, unaware until too late that the game is rigged.

The assassination plot is executed to perfection — until Bob Lee Swagger, alleged lone gunman, comes out of the operation alive, the target of a nationwide manhunt, his only allies a woman he just met and a discredited FBI agent.

Now Bob Lee Swagger is on the run, using his lethal skills once more — but this time to track down the men who set him up and to break a dark conspiracy aimed at the very heart of America.

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"Hunter passes almost everybody else in the thriller-writing trade as if they were standing still...worth every extravagant rave." New York Daily News

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"While the novel's firearms details may be daunting to non-NRA members, the characters, plot and courtroom finale will leave readers wrung out." Publishers Weekly

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"Tautly written...the plot makes a number of turns before swooping to a conclusion where patriotism and personal integrity triumph." Library Journal

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Bestselling author Stephen Hunter is a staff writer and film critic for The Washington Post and winner of The American Society of Newspaper Editors Award for Distinguished Writing in Criticism (1998), as well as the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for film criticism that is "intellectually rewarding and a pleasure to read." He has written 11 novels, including Havana, Pale Horse Coming, Hot Springs, Time to Hunt, Black Light, Dirty White Boys, and The Day Before Midnight.

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augmendoza, February 10, 2008 (view all comments by augmendoza)
For a technological detail-fetishist - like myself - this book will surely provide nourishment. The level of detail into the minutiae of gun calibers, bullets, bullet forging, and, especially, the intricate mechanics involved in murdering a human from 800 yards are laid on pretty thick [as with a Tom Clancy novel the author could be "making shit up" and I wouldn't know it but it feels good all the same to be absorbing an alphabet soup of acronyms and numbers.] I came across this book at a bargain book shop and was curious after I learned that this was the basis for the movie "The Shooter" starring Marky Mark Wahlburg.

The movie wisely dispensed with the protagonist that is a fusion of Arkansas hillbilly and ante-bellum Southern Gentleman rolled over the skeleton of John Jay Rambo with a dash of Unibomber.

Not a bad story if you can steel yourself to stomach the multitude of eye-rolling dialogue and implausible action sequences.

At the pinnacle of its absurdity the protagonist and his obligatory mis-matched sidekick visit the Oklahoma ranch spread of an ancient gun wizard who has been-there-done-that in the world of shooting. The "Colonel" now sits all day long in his easy chair with a large six-shooter in his lap reading The New York Review of Books to marvel at "the folly of New York intellectuals" - I think the author meant to evoke an image of a sleek and learned but tough-as-nails Southern gentleman but all I saw was Foghorn Leghorn.
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ISBN:
9780553563511
Author:
Hunter, Stephen
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Author:
MacDonald, Matthew
Author:
MacDonald, Fiona
Author:
MacDonald
Author:
MacDonald Baker, Sidney
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Revenge
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Swagger, bob lee (fictitious character)
Subject:
Assassins
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Adventure fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Bantam pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
847
Publication Date:
19931131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
6.85x4.16x1.33 in. .62 lbs.

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Product details 592 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553563511 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Hunter passes almost everybody else in the thriller-writing trade as if they were standing still...worth every extravagant rave."
"Review" by , "While the novel's firearms details may be daunting to non-NRA members, the characters, plot and courtroom finale will leave readers wrung out."
"Review" by , "Tautly written...the plot makes a number of turns before swooping to a conclusion where patriotism and personal integrity triumph."
"Synopsis" by , Bestselling author Stephen Hunter is a staff writer and film critic for The Washington Post and winner of The American Society of Newspaper Editors Award for Distinguished Writing in Criticism (1998), as well as the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for film criticism that is "intellectually rewarding and a pleasure to read." He has written 11 novels, including Havana, Pale Horse Coming, Hot Springs, Time to Hunt, Black Light, Dirty White Boys, and The Day Before Midnight.
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