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Game of Snipers
By (author): Stephen Hunter
9780399574573 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional Jul 30, 2019
$36.00 CAD
Active 6.23 x 9.28 x 1.29 in 400 pages Putnam G.P. Putnam's Sons
NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“Bob Lee Swagger is a true American literary icon.”—Mark Greaney, New York Times Bestselling Author of Mission Critical

In this blazing new thriller from Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Hunter, master sniper Bob Lee Swagger takes on his biggest job to date…and confronts an assassin with skills that match his own.


When Bob Lee Swagger is approached by a woman who lost a son to war and has spent the years since risking all that she has to find the sniper who pulled the trigger, he knows right away he’ll do everything in his power to help her. But what begins as a favor becomes an obsession, and soon Swagger is back in the action, teaming up with the Mossad, the FBI, and local American law enforcement as he tracks a sniper who is his own equal…and attempts to decipher that assassin’s ultimate target before it’s too late.

With all-too-real threats and a twisty, masterful storytelling, Game of Snipers is another gripping addition to a bestselling Bob Lee Swagger series.

Story Locale: The Middle East, Washington D.C., and Detroit

Series Overview: The latest novel featuring master sniper Bob Lee Swagger as he takes on a terrorist on US soil.

HUNTER’S FIRST HARDCOVER WITH PUTNAM: Stephen Hunter’s Bob Lee Swagger novels are a perfect fit for the Putnam list, and this will be his first hardcover to benefit from that.

G-MAN IS OFF TO A GOOD START IN PAPERBACK: The mass market edition of G-Man, which went on sale in May 2018, is off to a great start, and has netted 35K copies to date.

BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Stephen Hunter has written more than twenty novels, and has currently sold more than two million physical copies of his books combined. He regularly hits bestseller lists.

USA SHOW: The TV show Shooter, based on Hunter’s novel Point of Impact, ran three seasons, with Ryan Phillippe playing Bob Lee Swagger and Mark Wahlberg as the show’s executive producer.

BADASS HERO…: Centered on one of the most capable and convincing heroes in the world of action thrillers, Hunter’s Bob Lee Swagger novels appeal to the fans of major bestsellers such as Lee Child, Brad Thor, and Brad Taylor. In Game of Snipers, for the first time, Swagger goes up against a sniper whose skills rival his own.

…WITH A PARTICULAR SKILLSET: As his knowledge of firearm hardware and culture is unparallelled among commercial writers, Hunter’s novels appeal especially to gun enthusiasts.

TIMELY ISSUES: Game of Snipers has a ripped-from-the-headlines quality, as Swagger takes on a radical terrorist and must protect high-level (and familiar) politicians.

Stephen Hunter is the author of more than twenty novels. The retired chief film critic for The Washington Post, where he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, he has also published two collections of film criticism and a nonfiction work, American Gunfight. His novel, Point of Impact, was adapted for film as Shooter, starring Mark Wahlberg, and aired as a TV series. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Author Residence: Baltimore MD

Author Hometown: Evanston, IL

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Praise for Game of Snipers

“Stellar….Put this one on the shelf next to The Day of the Jackal. It’s that good.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“As always, Hunter’s knowledge of rifles and ammunition is central to the story, but it’s his narrative skill and grasp of character that give this series its reach well beyond ”gun nuts“: the depth to the supporting characters is particularly notable here, especially Janet and Juba himself.”-Booklist (starred review)

“The author is a Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic who knows how to tell a crackling good story. Fast-moving, violent, and entertaining, this is genuine good-guy-versus-bad-guy stuff.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Stephen Hunter brought his A-game in a big way here…Game of Snipers is one of the hottest books hitting store shelves this summer.”—The Real Book Spy

“Game of Snipers is a wonderfully written and plotted thriller that I could not put down! Bob Lee Swagger is a true American literary icon and Stephen Hunter somehow continues to bang out one action-packed masterpiece after the next. If you haven’t checked in with Bob Lee in awhile, read this book, and you’ll see that he’s still the man.” -Mark Greaney, New York Times Bestselling Author of Mission Critical

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