I, Sniper: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 29, 2009 - Fiction - 432 pages
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The explosive New York Times bestseller by Stephen Hunter that sends ex-Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger into the thick of an FBI investigation and features some of the greatest gunfights ever to grace the page.

It takes a seasoned killer…

Four famed ‘60s radicals are gunned down at long range by a sniper. All the evidence—timeline, ballistics, forensics, motive, means, and opportunity—points to Marine war hero Carl Hitchcock. Even his suicide. The case is almost too perfect.

…to hunt one.

Recruited by the FBI to examine the data, retired Marine sharpshooter Bob Lee Swagger penetrates the new technology of the secretive sniper world to unravel a sophisticated conspiracy run by his most ruthless adversary yet—a marksman whose keen intellect and pinpoint accuracy rival his own. But when the enemy and his deadly henchmen mistake Bob for the hunted, it’s clear that some situations call for a good man with a gun…and the guts to use it.

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User Review  - jastbrown - LibraryThing

I had ALWAYS looked forward to Mr. Hunter's novels. However this will be the last one that I purchase. I was completely fascinated with his absorbing stories and not in the blatant diatribes concerning his personal politics, that filled this book. Read full review

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User Review  - ABVR - LibraryThing

I, Sniper is intended as entertainment -- a thriller for those whose taste runs to gunfights and shadowy conspiracies -- and on that basic level, it succeeds. It drew me into the story, it entertained ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Stephen Hunter has written eighteen novels. The retired chief film critic for The Washington Post, where he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, he has also published two collections of film criticism and a nonfiction work, American Gunfight. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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