By Stephen Hunter

He's the main harmful guy alive.  He purely desires to stay in peace along with his family members, and disregard the warfare that just about 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 wrong Vietnam conflict veteran pressured two times to take advantage of his talents as a grasp sniper to protect his existence and his honor.  Now, in his grandest, so much intensely exciting event but, Bob the Nailer needs to face his deadliest foe from Vietnam--and his personal demons--to shop his spouse and daughter.

During the latter days of the Vietnam struggle, deep in-country, a tender idealistic Marine named Donny Fenn used to be lower via a sniper's bullet as he set out on patrol with Swagger, who himself obtained a grievous wound.  Years later Swagger married Donny's widow, Julie, and jointly they increase 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 go away his violent prior at the back of and stay quietly together 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 go, 1000 yards far away, a peaceful, cold-eyed shooter, one of many world's maximum marksmen, friends via a telescopic sight on the 3 forthcoming figures.

Out of his tortured previous, 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 dwelling mystery writer.  With a plot that sweeps from the killing fields of Vietnam to the corridors of strength in Washington to the shadowy plots of the recent international order, Hunter can provide all of the complicated, stay-up-all-night motion his fanatics call for in a masterful story of kin heartbreak and foreign intrigue--and exhibits why, for Bob Lee Swagger, it really is once more time to hunt.

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It made him unwell. “I comprehend you’ll make an excellent witness,” Bonson was once announcing. “So start to self-discipline your brain: take into account info, occasions, chronologies. you may write a coded magazine so that you can keep in mind issues. take into account unique sentences. Get within the behavior of constructing a time money each couple of minutes. when you don’t are looking to take notes, think taking notes, simply because which can make things better on your brain. this is often extremely important paintings, do you realize? ” “Ah—” “Doubts? Do I see doubts? you can't doubt. ” Bonson leaned ahead till he and he on my own stuffed the realm. “Just as you have got no doubters in a rifle platoon, you could haven't any doubters on a counter intelligence undertaking. you should be at the crew, devoted to the workforce. The doubts erode your self-discipline, cloud your judgment, damage your reminiscence, Fenn. No doubts. That’s the type of rigor i would like from you. ” “Yes, sir,” stated Donny, hating himself because the world’s whole depression weight settled on his robust younger shoulders. Crowe used to be rather derelict that afternoon in insurrection keep watch over drill. “It’s so scorching, Donny. The masks! Can’t we faux we’re donning our mask? ” “Crowe, when you've got to do it for genuine, you’ll are looking to be donning a masks simply because differently the CS will make you a crybaby in a moment. placed the masks on with the opposite men. ” Muttering darkly, Crowe slid the masks over his head, then clapped his two-pound camouflaged metal pot over his cranium. “Squad, on my command, shape up! ” shouted Donny, staring at as his casket workforce, plus diverse others from Bravo corporation assigned insurrection responsibility in 3rd Squad, shaped a line. They gave the look of an insect military: their eyes hidden in the back of the plastic lenses of the mask, their faces made insectoid and ominous via the mandiblelike filter out can, all in Marine eco-friendly, with their 782 apparatus, their pistols, their M14s held on the excessive port. “Squad, repair … bayonets! ” and the rifle butts slammed into the floor, the blades have been drawn from their scabbards and in one clanking, machinelike click on locked onto the weapon muzzles. other than one. Crowe’s bayonet skittered away. He had dropped it. “Crowe, you fool, supply me fifty of the best! ” Crowe used to be silenced through his clammy masks, yet his physique posture radiated sullen anger. He fell from the formation. “At ease,” stated Donny. The squad comfortable. “One, Corporal, , Corporal, 3, Corporal,” Crowe narrated during the masks as he banged out the push-ups. Donny enable him visit fifteen, then stated, “All correct, Crowe, again in line ASAP. Let’s test it back. ” Crowe shot him a sour glance as he regathered his equipment and rejoined the road. Donny took them via it back. It was once an incredibly scorching day and the darkness of his temper used to be such that he labored the boys challenging, breaking them down into regular line formation, flank marching them into an arrowhead insurrection aspect, counting cadence to control their method of the imagined rebel, wheeling them left and correct, getting them to mend and unfix bayonets over and over. He labored them instantly via a holiday as nice rainy patches discolored their utilities until eventually ultimately the platoon sergeant came around and acknowledged, “All correct, Corporal, you could supply them a holiday.

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