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I, Sniper: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel

6 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Stephen Hunter

Starred Review. Bestseller Hunter keeps Bob Lee Swagger, his home-spun, hard-charging hero, doing what Swagger does best in his sixth novel to feature the former Marine sniper: thwarting the authorities, staying loyal to a disappearing code of honor … see full wiki

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Author: Stephen Hunter
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
7 reviews about I, Sniper: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel
review by . October 24, 2010
I, Sniper has a strong opening. An aging movie star is shot as she eats lunch at a trendy outside restaurant in East Hampton, New York. A couple of 1960s radicals turned college professors are murdered in their car in a Chicago alley. A crass comic is shot while giving a book talk in a Barnes & Noble somewhere in the west. There are striking similarities among the killings, so retired, Vietnam-era ace sniper Bob Lee Swagger is called in to help the FBI investigate. This all drew me right into …
review by . April 26, 2010
This is a new Bob Lee Swagger novel. One can call the Swagger stories hero tales, somewhat like Superman, or Batman, or Spiderman stories, although Swagger sometimes seeks revenge. Swagger is now near seventy years old, some people call him an old man, but people a third his age cannot stand up to him in strength and determination. When he sees that someone is hurt, he rushes to help and he holds on to the case like a fierce dog, and no man, no government, is going to get him to release his hold.   …
review by . March 06, 2010
Either Bob Lee Swagger, nicknamed "the Nailer" for his legendary prowess as a sniper, or his father, Oklahoma sheriff Earl Swagger, has appeared in eight novels. (I think I have the right!). I've read them all and I reviewed Dirty White Boys when it first appeared in 1994. They're all good reads. As film critic for the Washington Post Hunter earned a Pulitzer Prize -he knows how to write. The Swagger novels lean toward complicated back and forth chronology and complicated plot lines, all of which …
review by . March 06, 2010
Either Bob Lee Swagger, nicknamed "the Nailer" for his legendary prowess as a sniper, or his father, Oklahoma sheriff Earl Swagger, has appeared in eight novels. (I think I have the right!). I've read them all and I reviewed Dirty White Boys when it first appeared in 1994. They're all good reads. As film critic for the Washington Post Hunter earned a Pulitzer Prize -he knows how to write. The Swagger novels lean toward complicated back and forth chronology and complicated plot lines, all of which …
review by . February 17, 2010
After finishing Stephen Hunter's previous Bob Lee Swagger novel, Night of Thunder, I was wondering if I would ever return to one of my favorite characters in fiction. That novel was a disappointment. After reading an interview with Stephen Hunter, in a magazine, I had renewed hope and interest for his latest installment, I, Sniper. It seemed that Hunter was returning to the formula that made Bob Lee Swagger one of the best, most thrilling characters in fiction.       The ghosts …
review by . January 19, 2010
I'm a fan Bob Lee Swagger. I've enjoyed all of Hunter's novels about this sniper hero. I admit, I liked the first one the best, and though some didn't like Swagger going off to Japan and learning the art of the sword, I did. That's because of my martial art background and time spent in Asia. So when I learned there was a new Swagger novel coming out, I was excited. Then I read the description that can be found on the inside book jacket and became a bit reserved. The character Carl Hitchcock is based …
review by . January 07, 2010
Stephen Hunter has written some great thrillers. He's also the kind of author who takes chances and, as a result, has had a few total bombs along the way. Hunter has gotten far out from time to time in his plotting, but his characters are always well developed.     This time Hunter has gone way out on a plotting limb - and brings home the gold. This is Hunter's very best thriller in several years and is totally spellbinding.     In quick succession, four prominent …
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