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Publisher's Summary

Four famed '60s radicals are gunned down at long range by a sniper. Under enormous media scrutiny, the FBI quickly concludes that Marine war hero Carl Hitchcock, whose 93 kills were considered the leading body count tally among American marksman in Vietnam, was the shooter. But as the Bureau, led by Special Agent Nick Memphis, bears down, Hitchcock commits suicide.
In closing out the investigation, Nick discovers a case made in heaven: everything fits, from timeline, ballistics, and forensics to motive, means, and opportunity. But maybe it's a little too perfect?
Nick asks his friend, the retired Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger, to examine the data. Using a skill set no other man on earth possesses, Swagger soon discovers unseen anomalies and gradually begins to unravel a sophisticated conspiracy - one that would require the highest level of warcraft by the most superb special operations professionals. Swagger soon closes in, and those responsible will stop at nothing to take him out. But these heavily armed men make the mistake of thinking they are hunting Bob, when he is, in fact, hunting them. And when Swagger and the last of his antagonists finally face each other, reenacting a classic ritual of arms, it is clear that at times there's nothing more necessary than a good man with a gun and the guts to use it.
©2009 Stephen Hunter (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Steven on 12-21-10

from a former MOS8541 and Hunter reader

First off, Carlos Hathcock, whom I have met, as a guest instructor at the school in 86 WAS NOT demeaned, etc. Read it to the end!. Yes it has a little too much gun tech jibber jabber, and there were a few plot/continuity flaws. Why we Snipers are getting all this TV and Movie and Book press is beyond me. Hunter has been writing since before gulfwar 1 and def. knows his stuff. At least his subjects and characters AGE! Some writers got jason bourne , jack ryan etc. aging 10-15 years over a 30 year period! or worse aging 30-40 years over a 10 year period! Without spoiling the plot/end the "Irish" team were a little too obvious.

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3 out of 5 stars
By John on 12-16-10

Bob Lee... Superman???

Hunter has gotten away from the Bob Lee in Point of Impact as a real world character with plausable scenarios and gone to turning him into a cross between Sherlock Holmes and Superman. Still exciting but getting out of the original realm.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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