Master sniper Bob Lee Swagger protects a group of political hostages during a perilous standoff in this razor-sharp, white-knuckled thriller from Pulitzer Prize winner, New York Times bestselling author, and “one of the best thriller novelists around” (The Washington Post) Stephen Hunter.
After his successful takedown of a dangerous terrorist, Bob Lee Swagger learns that no good deed goes unpunished. Summoned to court by the United States Congress, Swagger is accused of reckless endangerment by a hardheaded anti-gun congresswoman. But what begins as political posturing soon turns deadly when the auditorium where the committee is being held is attacked.
Swagger, the congresswoman, and numerous bystanders are taken hostage by a group of violent criminals. Soon, the very people who had accused him are depending on him to save their lives. Trapped in the auditorium and still struggling with injuries from his last assignment, Swagger must rely on his instincts, his shooting skills, and the help of a mysterious rogue operator on the outside in order to ensure that everyone makes it out alive.
A heart-pounding and crackling action-packed novel, Targeted proves that Stephen Hunter is “a true master at the pinnacle of his craft. No one does it better” (Jack Carr, Former Navy SEAL Sniper and author of The Terminal List).
A delightful romp!
Caricature at its finest! While the author certainly makes his biases known, I found the writing to be sparkling, fun and certain characterizations to be deeply insightful.
The Best Bob Lee Swagger! From the first to last page I stayed glued to the read. I did not want it to end. Loved the historical background of Swagger. Nice touch. Kept my attention.
Thrills, suspense, irony, but as always, catch-your-breath entertainment.