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Game of snipers. #11 / Stephen Hunter.

Hunter, Stephen, 1946- author. (Author).
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  • 0 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

2 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library HUN (Text) 33500013103783 New On holds shelf -
Detroit Lakes Public Library HUN (Text) 33500013103791 New Checked out 08/28/2019
Thief River Falls Public Library HUN (Text) 35500006201170 New Checked out 09/03/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399574573
  • ISBN: 0399574573
  • Physical Description: 387 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: 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.
Lance Corporal Thomas McDowell's mother has spent the years since his death in 2003 risking all that she has to find the sniper who pulled the trigger. She comes to Bob Lee Swagger as a last resort. He'll do everything in his power to help her, but what begins as a favor becomes an obsession. Now Swagger is teaming up with the Mossad, the FBI, and local American law enforcement as he tracks a sniper who is his own equal. The ruthless killer seems to be planning an impossible shot-- and Swagger must decipher that assassin's ultimate target before it's too late. -- adapted from jacket and perusal of book
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1
    *Starred Review* Bob Lee Swagger, master sniper, is enjoying retirement on his isolated Idaho ranch, tending his horses, still fiddling with guns and ammo, reading, enjoying his family. Though determined not to be drawn back into the killing game, he succumbs again, swayed as he was in Sniper's Honor (2014) by someone with a very particular wrong that needs righting. This time it's a woman, Janet McDowell, whose son was killed by a sniper in Iraq and who is determined to exact revenge. She has thrown herself into the world of snipers and military intelligence, traveled to the Middle East, been attacked there, but somehow learned the identity of her son's killer: a legendary jihadist called Juba the Sniper. Swagger wants no part of her revenge safari, but he recognizes, as he tells Janet, that you have some sand in you, and I respect sand. Bob agrees to put her in touch with a contact in Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service, hoping that will be the end of his involvement. Naturally, it doesn't work that way, as Juba turns out to be in the U.S., preparing for a hit against a seemingly impregnable target. As always, Hunter's knowledge of rifles and ammunition is central to the story, but it's his narrative skill and grasp of character that give this series its reach well beyond gun nuts: the depth to the supporting characters is particularly notable here, especially Janet and Juba himself, a jihadist who hates America except for the french fries. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Stephen Hunter is the author of 20 novels and the retired chief film critic for the Washington Post, where he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism. His novels include The Third Bullet; Sniper's Honor; I, Sniper; I, Ripper; and Point of Impact, which was adapted for film and TV as Shooter. Hunter lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Subject: Swagger, Bob Lee (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Snipers > Fiction.
Assassins > Fiction.
FICTION / Action & Adventure.
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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