"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.
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This was my first time reading a book by Stephen Hunter and was blown away by the fantastic storytelling.
Reading the new Bob Lee Swagger novel, Game of Snipers is like putting on a favorite pair of pants. You know the characters and what Swagger stands for - it's so comfortable to ease into the story. "Swagger gets a visit from a mom who's deployed son was killed by sniper fire. She wants someone to find the sniper. Swagger gets his old friend, FBI Agent Nick Memphis, involved when he realizes that the sniper has something big planned. And now they must figure out what and where and when. And hope that Swagger still has some of his sniper magic." Swagger is now 72 and running lay barns for horses. He shows some mortality in this book. And the reader is never sure if Swagger is going to make it all the way through. Hunter gets technical in the descriptions of what is needed for a long range shot (more than a mile) and sometimes it feels like that slows the story down a bit. But it still comes down to Bob and team looking at the evidence and shooting setups to find a sniper. Bob's wife is conspicuously absent a couple of times, but you have to assume that Hunter felt like her part would not matter to the story. Bob Lee Swagger has been around since 1993 (Point of Impact) It's nice to see him age and grow and become less of a super hero and a little more human. If you haven't read Stephen Hunter before, you can still read this as a stand-alone. Game of Snipers is a great addition to the Swagger story. If you like some action, you'll definitely want to add to your summer reading list.
Loved the hidden moves and the various plots hidden within.