Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Hunter passes almost everybody else in the thriller-writing trade as if they were standing still...worth every extravagant rave." New York Daily News
"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
"Tautly written...the plot makes a number of turns before swooping to a conclusion where patriotism and personal integrity triumph." Library Journal
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.