|I, Sniper (2009) [Novel]|
by Stephen Hunter
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(From the publisher):
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 ninety-three kills were considered the leading body tally among American marksman in Vietnam, was the shooter. But, as the bureau, led by Special Agent Nick Memphis, bears down, Hitchcock commits suicide. In closing out the investigation, Nick discovers a case made in heaven, everything fits, from timeline, ballistics, and foresnics to motive, means, and opportunity. Maybe it's a little too perfect.
Nick asks his friend, the retired Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger, to examine the data. Using a skill set no other man on earth possesses, Swagger soon discovers unseen anomalities and gradually begins to unravel a sophisticated conspiracy-one that would require the highest level of warcraft by the most superb special operations professionals. As Swagger penetrates the deepest secrets of the sniper world and its new technology, Nick stands firm in the face of hardball PR initiatives and an inflamed medial calling for his ouster.
Swagger soon closes in, and those responsible will stop at nothing to take him out. But these heavily armed men make the mistake of tinking they are hunting Bob, when he is, in fact, hunting them.
Original title: I, Sniper
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense