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.
About the Author
Stephen Hunter's novels have appeared on bestseller lists from The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal, to Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and The Washington Post. His novel Point of Impact was adapted into the recent film Shooter, starring Mark Wahlberg as Bob Lee Swagger. Recently retired as chief film critic for The Washington Post, where he won the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, Hunter has also published two collections of film criticism and a nonfiction work, American Gunfight. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Patricia Macdonald's darkly hypnotic tales have captivated readers across America, as well as in France, where she is a #1 bestselling author. Her previous novels include "Suspicious Origin, Stranger in the House, Not Guilty, " and the Edgar Award-nominated "The Unforgiven." She lives with her husband and daughter in New Jersey, where she is working on her next novel.
"Hunter passes almost everybody else in the thriller-writing trade as if they were standing still...worth every extravagant rave." —New York Daily News