"Bob Lee Swagger is a true American literary icon."--Mark Greaney, New York Times Bestselling Author of Mission Critical
In this blazing new thriller from Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Hunter, master sniper Bob Lee Swagger takes on his biggest job to date...and confronts an assassin with skills that match his own.
When Bob Lee Swagger is approached by a woman who lost a son to war and has spent the years since risking all that she has to find the sniper who pulled the trigger, he knows right away he'll do everything in his power to help her. But what begins as a favor becomes an obsession, and soon Swagger is back in the action, teaming up with the Mossad, the FBI, and local American law enforcement as he tracks a sniper who is his own equal...and attempts to decipher that assassin's ultimate target before it's too late.
With all-too-real threats and a twisty, masterful storytelling, Game of Snipers is another gripping addition to a bestselling Bob Lee Swagger series.
Early in bestseller Hunter's stellar 12th Bob Lee Swagger novel (after 2017's G-Man), a stranger, Janet McDowell, shows up at Bob's Idaho ranch and asks him for help tracking down the sniper who fatally shot her Marine son, Lance Cpl. Thomas McDowell, in Baghdad in 2003. Janet has spent the past 15 years following the trail of the man she knows killed Tom, a mercenary known as Juba the Sniper. After accepting the mission, Bob consults the Israelis, who tell him that the Syrian-born Juba "is a cold brute, utterly committed and sublimely talented." After the Mossad learns that Juba is headed for America with plans to shoot a "high value target from a long way away," Bob goes to the FBI, and a co-FBI/Mossad task force is assembled. A riveting chase ensues in which Juba manages to stay one step ahead of Bob and his team with multiple hairbreadth escapes. Some readers may find the gun lore too intensive, but Hunter can make even a lengthy discourse on a single round of ammunition fascinating. Put this one on the shelf next to The Day of the Jackal. It's that good. Author tour.
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Steven Hunter is a wordsmith. A craftsman of the highest order. One of the few to be able to write at this level. Like Steven Pressfield an artist with words and plot.
Game of Snipers
Yet another Hunter triumph! Enough of the technical to satisfy the firearm enthusiast, tempered to not sedate the casual reader. Excellent read, lots of edge-of-the-seat action, suspense, and surprise! Hunter is the master, and we feel so familiar with Bob Lee Swagger that he’s almost family now!