Ancien tireur d'élite au Vietnam, Bob Lee Swagger vit désormais seul dans les montagnes de l'Arkansas avec son chien. Il voudrait tourner la page et oublier... Mais une organisation secrète proche de la CIA lui demande un coup de main : la vie du président des États-Unis est en jeu. Swagger, patriote et homme de devoir, se rend compte trop tard qu'il s'est fait piéger. Traqué, devenu l'ennemi n°1, il doit désormais fuir pour prouver son innocence et se venger.
Quatre anciens militants pacifistes sont assassinés en l'espace de quelques jours. Tous les indices désignent sans aucun doute possible Carl Hitchcock, ex-marine et héros de guerre.
Seul l'agent du FBI Nick Memphis ne parvient pas à croire à cette culpabilité trop évidente et demande à son ami Bob Lee Swagger de reprendre l'enquête. Fort de son expérience de tireur d'élite au Vietnam, Swagger se lance alors dans une traque impitoyable.
Vétéran du Vietnam et tireur d'élite, Bob Lee Swagger coule des jours paisibles auprès de sa famille lorsqu'un Japonais, Philip Yano, se présente à sa porte avec une étrange requête : son père a été tué en 1945 lors de la bataille d'Iwo Jima par celui de Swagger. Il est aujourd'hui à la recherche de son sabre afin d'honorer sa mémoire. Bob Lee Swagger, touché, accepte de l'aider. Quelques jours plus tard, lorsqu'il s'envole pour le Japon afin de le restituer, il ignore que ce sabre mythique est l'objet de toutes les convoitises, et qu'il est sur le point de devenir le 47e samouraï.
It is the spring of 1945, and the Nazis are eliminating all the witnesses to their horrible crimes, including Jews and foreigners remaining in the prison camps. Kommandant Repp, who is known as a master sniper, decides to hone his sniping abilities by taking a little target practice at the remaining laborers in his own prison camp. But one man escapes and becomes the key to solving the mystery of the cold, calculating Kommandmant Repp and his plans for ending the war.
Repp was the master sniper whose deadly talent had come to the notice of British Intelligence as the linchpin of a desperate Nazi plot to reverse the fortunes of the Third Reich at the eleventh hour. But what was the nature of the weapon that Repp was to aim--and who was to be his last target? Allied Intelligence officers Leets, from the U.S., and Outhwaite from England are dispatched to identify and abort his lethal mission. And when they finally learn the truth, the Second World War's deadliest race against time is on....
Stephen Hunter has chosen the backdrop of the chaotic and cruel Spanish Civil War to weave a classic tale of espionage and counterespionage. Julian Raines was one of the first Englishmen to volunteer for the international brigade in Spain. The British Secret Service suspect that the flamboyant Raines was recruited for the KGB by the Bolsheviks during his student days at Oxford and send Robert Florry, a struggling young writer to Spain after Raines with orders to eliminate him. Florry was an old school chum to Raines and had every reason to hate him. The British are not alone on Raines' trail. The ruthless Communist leader in Barcelona believes that the identity of the double agent conceals a powerful and profitable secret. It is a novel that constantly surprises.
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They busted out of McAlester State Penitentiarythree escaped convicts going to ground in a world unprepared for anything like them....
Lamar Pye is prince of the Dirty White Boys. With a lion in his soul, he roarsfor he is the meanest, deadliest animal on the loose....
Odell is Lamar's cousin, a hulking manchild with unfeeling eyes. He lives for daddy Lamar. Surely he will die for him....
Richard's survival hangs on a sketch: a crude drawing of a lion and a halfnaked woman. For this Lamar has let Richard live...
Armed to the teeth, Lamar and his boys have cut a path of terror across the Southwest, and pushed one good cop into a crisis of honor and conscience. Trooper Bud Pewtie should have died once at Lamar's hands. Now they're about to meet again. And this time, only one of them will walk away....
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A second chance...
In the windswept sands of the Middle East, Paul Chardy fought side by side with Ulu Beg: one, a charismatic, high-strung CIA covert warrior, the other a ferocious freedom fighter. Then Chardy fell into the hands of the enemy, and Beg was betrayed. Now the two men are about to meet again.
A second gun...
Beg has come over the Mexican border under a hail of bullets--determined to assassinate a leading American political figure and avenge his people's betrayal. The CIA wants Chardy to stop the hit. Chardy wants to save Beg's life.
Between the two men is a tragic past, a failed mission, and a woman who knew them in war--and who knows their secrets now. Around both men is a conspiracy of lies and violence that reaches back to the Cold War. But as Beg moves in for his kill and as Chardy breaks loose from his handlers, a terrible truth begins to emerge: somewhere, someone wants both men to die.
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“A roaring good read.”--FORBES.com
Master sniper Bob Lee Swagger returns in this riveting novel by bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Hunter.
Ryan Philippe currently stars as Bob Lee Swagger on the hit USA Network series Shooter.
The Great Depression was marked by an epidemic of bank robberies and Tommy-gun-toting outlaws who became household names. Hunting them down was the new U.S. Division of Investigation--soon to become the FBI--which was determined to nab the most dangerous gangster this country has ever produced: Baby Face Nelson. To stop him, the Bureau recruited talented gunman Charles Swagger, World War I hero and sheriff of Polk County, Arkansas.
Eighty years later, Charles’s grandson Bob Lee Swagger uncovers a strongbox containing an array of memorabilia dating back to 1934--a federal lawman’s badge, a .45 automatic preserved in cosmoline, a mysterious gun part, and a cryptic diagram--all belonging to Charles Swagger. Bob becomes determined to find out what happened to his grandfather-- and why his own father never spoke of Charles. But as he investigates, Bob learns that someone is following him--and shares his obsession.
Told in alternating timeframes, G-Man is a thrilling addition to Stephen Hunter’s bestselling Bob Lee Swagger series.
Retrouvez Bob Swagger dans une nouvelle course haletante, prêt à tout pour sauver sa fille.
Tennessee, en pleine nuit. Nikki Swagger roule à toute allure sur les routes sombres. Un chauffard la percute de plein fouet. Grièvement blessée, elle se retrouve à l'hôpital, dans le coma. Son père, Bob Lee Swagger, ancien marine, tireur d'élite et vétéran du Vietnam, prend le premier avion ; pour lui, il ne s'agit pas d'un simple accident. Des anciens ennemis de Swagger veulent sûrement sa peau. Et le seul moyen pour le retrouver est de prendre sa fille pour cible.
Les flics abandonnent vite l'affaire. Swagger mène l'enquête. Il met alors le doigt sur une conspiration... qui n'a rien d'une petite vengeance personnelle. La vie de Nikki ne tient plus qu'à un fil et l'ancien marine devra affronter son instinct de père pour démêler ce complot.
Bob Lee Swagger has seen enough of war and fighting: his past as a Marine Corps sniper and as an avenger has been a bloody one. But the hope that he is finished with combat are dashed with a visit from Colonel Philip Yano. Yano has come to America to find a samurai sword that Bob's father took from Yano's father in the battle for Iwo Jima in 1945.
While in the heart of Dixie for a week-long NASCAR event, Marine Corps master sniper Bob Lee Swagger faces off against an adversary known as Sinnerman while coping with corrupt police, meth dealers, and fanatical evangelicals.
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