But with consummate psychological skill, a shadowy military organization seduces Bob into leaving his beloved Arkansas hills for one last mission for his country, unaware until too late that the game is rigged.
The assassination plot is executed to perfection until Bob Lee Swagger, alleged lone gunman, comes out of the operation alive, the target of a nationwide manhunt, with his only allies a woman he just met and a discredited FBI agent.
Now Bob is on the run, using his lethal skills once more - but this time, to track down the men who set him up and to stop a dark conspiracy aimed at the very heart of America.
©1993 Stephen Hunter; (P)1993 Random House Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House Inc.
"Hunter passes almost everybody else in the thriller-writing trade as if they were standing still." (New York Daily News)
"Tautly written...the plot makes a number of turns before swooping to a conclusion where patriotism and personal integrity triumph." (Library Journal)
Not a fan of abridged versions but I decided to give this one a try, and I am very glad I did, the story was brilliant and the narrator did a wonderful job, didn’t stop listening to it until it was finished, just like a good book you can’t put down. I would recommend this production to everyone.
Sticking close to the real life character that Bob Lee was based on makes this the best of the series. This is a great read.
I like to read just about everything. I especially like to get lost in large series, like Robert Jordon's Wheel of Time or Diana Gabaldon's Highlander series. If anyone has suggestions of this type I'd sure like to hear from you.
This is a really great book! The abridged version was done very nicely. However an unabridged reading would have been better. So many action scenes I enjoyed were not included.
Yes, it was OK. The narrator was quite good. The story wasn't bad, it is just more of the same. Our hero overcomes insurmountable conditions but as due his status he perseveres to victory. A fairly good storyline but not spectacular.
I have not read the print version but since this is abridged, I expect that the book would be much better.
This book wasn't as riveting for me because I've seen the movie "Shooter" many times (love that movie) and it follows the movie pretty well, which was a surprise.
I thought Beau did an excellent job as narrator. I had no problems with his Southern accent. I'm from the south and know there are many, many different accents in the south, from Dolly Partin hick of TN and AR to the southern belles of South Carolina, to the Cajun accents of Louisiana.
This audio book was short enough that it was easy to listen to in one sitting, and that's what I did.
I would love to hear the unabridged version, but I don't think that it is available, so I will probably read to book now to get the back story that the abridged version seems to miss.
Interesting story but this feels like an abridged version of an abridged version. Way too short. There are too many great books available to waste time with this extremely shortened story.
1st time I've listened to a performance by Beau Bridges. He was excellent.
Would like full book not abidged but its a great story much better then the movie.
Viet Nam war hero saves the day. I thought the story was very good...and Mr. Bridges made the book a fun listen. Didn't see the movie, but book was a good stand alone story. I am sure the movie had to make the hero contemporary. Recomended for the thriller fan.
This story was great, none of the predictable story lines that you sometimes find in these kind of novels. The writer did a great job keeping you in suspense and the reader was a good match for the story.
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