• G-Man

  • Bob Lee Swagger, Book 10
  • By: Stephen Hunter
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (693 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Hunter, the latest episode in his Swagger family saga - replete with Hunter's wicked suspense, vivid gun fights, and historical truths.

1934 was a pivotal year in the ongoing battle between the FBI and America's most famous outlaws - it was a year of giant personalities and huge shoot-outs, and it marked the deaths of John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, and Pretty Boy Floyd, among others. But that year, FBI agent Sam Cowley's priority was to nab the most dangerous gangster this country has ever produced, a man so violent he scared Al Capone and was booted from the Chicago mob - Baby Face Nelson. To stop him, Cowley recruited the most talented gunman of the time - Charles Swagger.

When Bob Lee Swagger, now in Idaho, finally sells the land he owned in Arkansas, the developers begin to tear down the old homestead and uncover a steel case hidden in the foundation. The case contains a batch of 1934 memorabilia - a much-corroded FBI badge, a .45 automatic preserved in cosmoline, a gun clip, and a cryptic diagram, all belonging to Charles Swagger. Bob never knew his grandfather Charles, who died before he was he born, and his father Earl refuses to mention him. Fascinated by this new information, Bob is driven to find out what happened to his grandfather, and why his own father, whom he worshipped, never spoke of Charles. But as he investigates further, Bob learns that someone is following him, someone with his own obsession of finding out what Charles Swagger left behind.

©2017 Stephen Hunter (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Never ever saw that one coming....

Surprised the heck out of me...Great Story and History of the Swagger family. The efficiency, the proficiency with weapons and the honing of their skills. Bringing down the bad guys...I've always enjoyed stories like this but then getting hit with a surprise that no one sees coming is always a great feeling when already deep into the book. I love when that happens it just makes it all worth while..
And NO I am not going to reveal anything...Just that it was a very very good book.
I'd also like to add that although I do like Buck Shurmer...R.C. Bray is one of my favorite narrators...He is simply the best. and he makes the stories come alive ALL THE TIME... I really and truly hope that once George Guidall retires and stops reading the Rapp Novels that R.C. comes in and takes over...Even though the Rapp books are not as good as when Vince wrote them...I still get them because it is the Flynn Family who is compensated at least some of the profits...and that makes me happy.

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Great story

Thoroughly enjoyed. Great fantasy history. Cannot wait until the next story in the series. Highly recommend.

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BEST OF BOTH!!!

best story writer and narrator. I'm looking for more right now. will definitely send to others.

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good story.

Badly produced. Mispronounced many local names. Could have found a Chicago native to help with that.

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dont waste your money

hunters first six books where great after that they spiraled downward he should be a shamed to put this crap out

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The BEST Bob Lee Swagger book in the series!

I absolutely loved this story as it "rewrites" history in the gangster '30's to include Bob's grandfather. Very Max Allan Collins-like.

Please do more like this one!

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starts slow gets good

Then book starts slow but gets good. Not quite riviting, but intriguing. Good job to the reader.

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Brilliant Indights

Thoroughly enjoyed everything about this story! As seen through the lens of history, the plausible actions and actual outcomes lead the reader into a time and place not forgotten. Thanks!

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Fanastic Read

I've enjoyed the majority of Bob Lee Swapper series however the books chronicling his father and grandfather: Black Light; and G-Man are two of my favorites. G-Man was incredible.

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another great tail with historical and factual mix

another Steven Hunter novel in the series that combines history and scientific accuracy with a Shooters overlook.

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  • CK
  • 01-24-19

Brilliant

Great twist on a piece of G-man history and yet another fine example of R.C Bray showing his prowess as a narrator.

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  • Mr. Mark Lewis
  • 05-10-19

Excellent

Another bullet ripping yarn interwoven with factual and fictional homepage to beloved characters. After all wheres the fun in " just the facts maam" Read it,love it,share it.