Bob Lee Swagger

10 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,984 ratings

Black Light Publisher's Summary

Only one thing stands between a son and his father's killer: 40 years of lies..

On a remote Arizona ranch, a man who has known loss, fear, and war weeps for the first time since he was a child. His tears are for the father taken from him four decades before in a deadly shoot-out. And his grief will lead him back to the place where he was born, where his father died, and where a brutal conspiracy is about to explode.

For Bob Lee Swagger, the world changed on that hot day in Blue Eye, Arkansas, when two local boys rode armed and wild in a '55 Fairlane convertible. Swagger's father, Earl, a state trooper, was investigating the brutal murder of a young woman that day. By midnight Earl Swagger lay dead in a deserted cornfield.

Now Bob Lee wants answers. He wants to know the truth behind the shoot-out that took his father's life, a mystery buried in 40 years of lies. Because for Bob Lee Swagger, the killing didn't end that day in Blue Eye, Arkansas. The killing had just begun....

Weaving together characters from his national best sellers Point of Impact and Dirty White Boys, Stephen Hunter's gripping thriller builds to an exhilarating climax - and an explosion of gunfire that blasts open the secrets of two generations.

©2017 Stephen Hunter (P)2017 Random House Audio
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

    • Black Light

    • Bob Lee Swagger, Book 2
    • By: Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated by: Jon Lindstrom
    • Length: 18 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    On a remote Arizona ranch, a man who has known loss, fear, and war weeps for the first time since he was a child. His tears are for the father taken from him four decades before in a deadly shoot-out. And his grief will lead him back to the place where he was born, where his father died, and where a brutal conspiracy is about to explode.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen

    • By Denton on 05-26-17

    Regular price: $38.50

  • Book 3

    • Time to Hunt

    • By: Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated by: Jon Lindstrom
    • Length: 21 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 182

    Stephen Hunter's epic national best sellers Point of Impact and Black Light introduced millions to Bob Lee Swagger, called "Bob the Nailer", a heroic but flawed Vietnam War veteran forced twice to use his skills as a master sniper to defend his life and his honor. Now, in his grandest, most intensely thrilling adventure yet, Bob the Nailer must face his deadliest foe from Vietnam - and his own demons - to save his wife and daughter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite book

    • By Jason B. on 07-11-17

    Regular price: $38.50

  • Book 4

    • The 47th Samurai

    • Swagger
    • By: Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 359
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357

    Bob Lee Swagger and Philip Yano are bound together by a single moment when their fathers met in the bloody and chaotic battle for the island. Only Earl Swagger survived. More than 60 years later, Yano comes to America to honor the legacy of his heroic father by recovering the sword he used in the battle. His search has led him to Crazy Horse, Idaho, where Bob Lee, ex-marine and Vietnam veteran, has settled into a restless retirement and immediately pledges himself to Yano's quest.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sharp action, but not very many bullets

    • By Trevor on 10-29-08

    Regular price: $27.27

  • Book 5

    • Night of Thunder

    • By: Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235

    New York Times best-selling author Stephen Hunter returns with his most riveting Bob Lee Swagger volume to date. The stakes are high - and personal - because this time, Swagger's daughter's life is at stake. Forced off the road and into a crash that leaves her clinging to life in a coma, Nikki Swagger had begun to peel back the onion of a Southern Fried scandal.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Let Bob Lee Swagger Retire

    • By Cletus van Damme on 10-16-08

    Regular price: $25.89

  • Book 6

    • I, Sniper

    • A Bob Lee Swagger Novel
    • By: Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
    • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 628
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 629

    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. But Nick is suspicious and asks his friend, the retired Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger, to examine the data.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • from a former MOS8541 and Hunter reader

    • By Steven on 12-21-10

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 7

    • Dead Zero

    • A Bob Lee Swagger Novel
    • By: Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 508
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 362
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 363

    A marine sniper team on a mission in tribal territories on the Afghan-Pakistan border, Whiskey 2-2 is ambushed by professionals using the latest high-tech shooting gear. Badly wounded, the team’s sole survivor, Gunnery Sergeant Ray Cruz, aka “the Cruise Missile,” is determined to finish his job. He almost succeeds when a mystery blast terminates his enterprise....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Tom on 01-20-11

    Regular price: $25.89

  • Book 8

    • The Third Bullet

    • Bob Lee Swagger, Book 8
    • By: Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
    • Length: 19 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 440
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 375

    It’s not even a clue. It’s a whisper, a trace, a ghost echo, drifting down through the decades via chance connections so fragile that they would disintegrate in the puff of a breath. But it’s enough to get legendary former Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger interested in the events of November 22, 1963, and the third bullet that so decisively ended the life of John F. Kennedy and set the stage for one of the most enduring controversies of our time. Swagger begins his slow night stalk through a much-traveled landscape. But he’s asking questions that few have asked before....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not what reader is anticipating

    • By lyl on 01-18-13

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 9

    • Sniper's Honor

    • Bob Lee Swagger, Book 9
    • By: Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269

    Ludmilla "Mili" Petrova was once the most hunted woman on Earth, having raised the fury of two of the most powerful leaders on either side of World War II: Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. But Kathy Reilly of The Washington Post doesn’t know any of that when she encounters a brief mention of Mili in an old Russian propaganda magazine, and becomes interested in the story of a legendary, beautiful female sniper who seems to have vanished from history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not outstanding but well preformed

    • By Derek on 03-15-15

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 10

    • G-Man

    • Bob Lee Swagger, Book 10
    • By: Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Don P on 05-25-17
    • Bob Lee Swagger, Book 10
    • By: Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
    • Release date: 05-16-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 342 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49