Sniper's Honor (Bob Lee Swagger)

By Stephen Hunter

During this journey de force—part ancient mystery, half smooth adventure—from the New York occasions bestselling writer of I, Sniper, Bob Lee Swagger uncovers why international conflict II’s maximum sniper was once erased from history…and why her disappearance nonetheless issues today.

Ludmilla “Mili” Petrova was the main hunted lady on the earth, having raised the fury of 2 of the main robust leaders on both sides of worldwide struggle II: Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. yet Kathy Reilly of The Washington Post doesn’t understand any of that once she encounters a short point out of Mili in an outdated Russian propaganda journal, and turns into drawn to the tale of a mythical, attractive girl sniper who turns out to have vanished from history.

Reilly enlists former marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger to parse out the scarce information of Mili’s army provider. The extra Swagger learns approximately Mili’s final challenge, the extra he’s confident her disappearance used to be no accident—but why could the Russian executive visit such lengths to erase the lifestyles of 1 in their personal embellished infantrymen? And why, while Swagger joins Kathy Reilly on a study journey, is a person attempting to kill them sooner than they could locate out?

As Bob Lee Swagger, “one of the best sequence characters ever to grace the mystery style, now and without end” (Providence Journal-Bulletin), races to place the items jointly, Sniper’s Honor takes readers throughout oceans and time in an action-packed, compulsive learn.

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Got here a scream from in the back of them. Karl dumped the Panzerschreck, now not being concerned even if Hubner troubled to put it aside, and yelled, “Fall again, fall again! ” by way of commander’s legal responsibility, he felt the necessity to be the final throughout, in order his males peeled again, headed over the arches of the bridge and prior the primed and set chunks of explosive buried within the roadway, he stood and fired 3 around bursts on the clumps of Ivans he might see relocating towards the bridge throughout the urban streets. a few he dropped, a few he persuaded to imagine up one other resolution.

Bob might step into it together with his Sten and shoot something that also moved. “Get the dog,” she acknowledged. “I can’t make no promises concerning the puppy. yet he'll most likely die. ” He idea the puppy could most likely be grew to become to Alpo via the blasts, yet who knew? You can’t by no means outthink a puppy. So now he sat together with his Sten and his No. 36s in the back of a rock a number of yards farther down and some yards off the trail. It was once simply ready. “A lot of battle is waiting,” he’d instructed her. “You pass loopy ready. Don’t pass loopy. think about anything else.

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We need to visit this Yaremche. To South Ukraine,” Swagger stated. “If I see the land and skim the geometry of it, perhaps i will comprehend what occurred. ” bankruptcy eight The Carpathians Above Yaremche JULY 1944 It was once greater to not pay an excessive amount of realization to the computer or the lads flying it. in any case, what distinction did it make? realizing the pilot’s identify and what he known as his aircraft didn’t topic. The aircraft could get her there or now not, reckoning on 1000 components over which she had no keep an eye on.

Significant, if that occurs, i do know you are going to inflict monstrous casualties at the enemy sooner than chickening out. And if it’s shut, among you and me, I don’t supply a rattling in the event you have interaction the enemy or no longer. simply blow the goddamn factor and are available via to Uzhgorod. ” “So we simply wait till the sign and blow it? ” “Well, there’s one other factor. whereas you’re up there, you’ll need to help Police Battalion. ” “Rounding up Jews? ” “I imagine such a lot of them were rounded up,” acknowledged the final. “It’s one of many issues the SS is fairly stable at.

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