Time to Hunt (Bob Lee Swagger)

By Stephen Hunter

He's the main harmful guy alive.  He purely desires to reside in peace along with his relations, and put out of your mind the battle that just about killed him...

It's not likely to happen.

Stephen Hunter's epic nationwide bestsellers, Point of Impact and Black Light, brought hundreds of thousands of readers to Bob Lee Swagger, referred to as "Bob the Nailer," a heroic yet wrong Vietnam conflict veteran pressured two times to take advantage of his talents as a grasp sniper to safeguard his existence and his honor.  Now, in his grandest, so much intensely exciting experience but, Bob the Nailer needs to face his deadliest foe from Vietnam--and his personal demons--to store his spouse and daughter.

During the latter days of the Vietnam warfare, deep in-country, a tender idealistic Marine named Donny Fenn was once scale down via a sniper's bullet as he set out on patrol with Swagger, who himself acquired 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 previous at the back of and reside quietly together with his family--seems to have come true.

Then one idyllic day, a guy, a lady, and a lady set out from the ranch on horseback.  High on a ridge above a mountain move, 1000 yards far away, a relaxed, cold-eyed shooter, one of many world's maximum marksmen, friends via a telescopic sight on the 3 coming near near figures.

Out of his tortured previous, a mortal enemy has once more came across Bob the Nailer.  Time to Hunt proves anew why such a lot of give some thought to Stephen Hunter to be our greatest dwelling 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 recent global order, Hunter grants all of the complicated, stay-up-all-night motion his fanatics call for in a masterful story of relatives heartbreak and overseas intrigue--and indicates why, for Bob Lee Swagger, it truly is once more time to hunt.

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This used to be one of many former events. Donny reached the casual conclave the place the barracks commander stood with 3 males in jumpsuits that acknowledged JUSTICE DEPT at the again, another officers, police officers, firemen and a few careworn DC protect officials, of whom it used to be acknowledged their panic had resulted in the rout at the bridge. “All correct, very well, people,” the colonel acknowledged. “Sergeant significant, all of ’em the following? ” The sergeant significant made a fast head count number of his NCOs and from every one guy acquired a nod to suggest that the lads less than him had arrived; it used to be performed professionally in approximately thirty seconds.

He’s a hardworking, gung-ho younger guy. He’s now not a secret agent. ” Donny might see that the captain’s interjection deeply aggravated Lieutenant Commander Bonson, yet Bonson acknowledged not anything, simply stared furiously at Donny in the dead of night place of work. “You have weeks,” he eventually acknowledged. “We’ll be tracking you and anticipate a sitrep some other day. There’s much at stake, lots of people relying on you. There’s the distinction of the carrier and accountability to state to think about. ” Donny swallowed and hated himself for it. “You comprehend, you could have it beautiful reliable the following yourself,” acknowledged Bonson, to Donny’s silence.

No, bolt motion. He by no means fired fast adequate for semiauto, even though he was once very, excellent with that bolt. He could have been the quickest guy with a bolt I’ve ever heard of. ” The Russians listened closely, however it wasn’t simply the sniper that them; that used to be transparent. No, it was once the complete motion, the lack of the sapper squad, the sounds of fireplace from the best flank, the presence of the flares. The flares, particularly. “The flares. you could describe them? ” “Well, certain, comrade. They looked to be common American strive against flares, vibrant white, extra strong than our eco-friendly chinese language identical.

Seven liberal condominium individuals demanded an research into the problem of Amy Rosenzweig, seventeen, of Glencoe, Illinois, who had obviously panicked within the tear fuel and the method of the Marines and climbed over the railing. prior to anyone may perhaps achieve her, even though numerous younger Marines attempted, she used to be long past. Walter Cronkite looked as if it would generate a small tear in his left eye. Gordon Petersen, of WTOP, constructed a seize in his voice as he mentioned the incident along with his co-anchor, Max Robinson. WHY MARINES?

Guy, what planet are you from? ” she demanded, then ran after Trig, her eyes beaming love. bankruptcy 3 “Trig Carter! ” Commander Bonson exclaimed. “Yeah, that was once it, I couldn’t fairly consider the final name,” stated Donny, who may take into account the identify rather well yet couldn’t rather deliver himself to claim it out loud. “Seemed like a truly great man. ” Bonson’s place of work used to be an undistinguished chamber in a global battle II–era pace nonetheless status within the Washington military backyard a few part mile from 8th and that i, the place through dim pretext Donny have been despatched tomorrow for his debriefing on his first day as undercover agent hunter.

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