Time to Hunt (Bob Lee Swagger)

By Stephen Hunter

He's the main risky guy alive.  He basically desires to dwell in peace along with his relations, and overlook the conflict that almost killed him...

It's unlikely to happen.

Stephen Hunter's epic nationwide bestsellers, Point of Impact and Black Light, brought hundreds of thousands of readers to Bob Lee Swagger, known as "Bob the Nailer," a heroic yet incorrect Vietnam conflict veteran compelled two times to take advantage of his talents as a grasp sniper to safeguard his lifestyles and his honor.  Now, in his grandest, such a lot intensely exciting event but, Bob the Nailer needs to face his deadliest foe from Vietnam--and his personal demons--to keep his spouse and daughter.

During the latter days of the Vietnam battle, deep in-country, a tender idealistic Marine named Donny Fenn was once reduce via a sniper's bullet as he set out on patrol with Swagger, who himself got a grievous wound.  Years later Swagger married Donny's widow, Julie, and jointly they elevate their daughter, Nikki, on a ranch within the remoted Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho.  Although he struggles with the painful legacy of Vietnam, Swagger's maximum wish--to depart his violent earlier in the back of and stay quietly along with his family--seems to have come true.

Then one idyllic day, a guy, a girl, and a lady set out from the ranch on horseback.  High on a ridge above a mountain move, one thousand yards far away, a peaceful, cold-eyed shooter, one of many world's maximum marksmen, friends via a telescopic sight on the 3 drawing close figures.

Out of his tortured prior, a mortal enemy has once more stumbled on Bob the Nailer.  Time to Hunt proves anew why such a lot of reflect on Stephen Hunter to be our greatest residing mystery writer.  With a plot that sweeps from the killing fields of Vietnam to the corridors of energy in Washington to the shadowy plots of the hot global order, Hunter grants the entire advanced, stay-up-all-night motion his enthusiasts call for in a masterful story of relations heartbreak and foreign intrigue--and exhibits why, for Bob Lee Swagger, it is once more time to hunt.

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