Point of Impact

Point of Impact

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He was one the best Marine snipers in Vietnam. Today, twenty years later, disgruntled hero of an unheroic war, all Bob Lee Swagger wants to be left alone and to leave the killing behind.

But with consummate psychological skill, a shadowy military organization seduces Bob into leaving his beloved Arkansas hills for one last mission for his country, unaware until too late that the game is rigged.

The assassination plot is executed to perfection—until Bob Lee Swagger, alleged lone gunman, comes out of the operation alive, the target of a nationwide manhunt, his only allies a woman he just met and a discredited FBI agent.

Now Bob Lee Swagger is on the run, using his lethal skills once more—but this time to track down the men who set him up and to break a dark conspiracy aimed at the very heart of America.


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Baker & Taylor
Twenty years after he earned a reputation for killing eighty-seven men during the Vietnam War, Bob Lee Swagger finds that his skills are in demand when an organization with ties to the CIA hires him for a particularly dangerous mission

Blackwell North Amer
He was one of the best Marine snipers in Vietnam. He can hit you from three-quarters of a mile away before you even hear the shot. Some call him the most dangerous man alive. Now if he can just stay alive...
Stephen Hunter, acclaimed author of The Day Before Midnight, reaches a jolting new level of suspense in this brilliant story of a man drawn into a staggering conspiracy aimed point-blank at America's heart.
Bob Lee Swagger lives in a trailer among his native Ouachita Mountains above the town of Blue Eye, Arkansas. Back in the jungles of Vietnam he was known as "Bob the Nailer" for his eighty-seven kills. Today, twenty years later, disgruntled hero of an unheroic war, all Bob wants is to be left alone. But he knows more about killing, one-on-one, than any other individual in America, and that makes him the perfect man for the job.
The job has been devised by RamDyne Security, a shadow organization with ties to military intelligence and the CIA. With consummate psychological skill RamDyne seduces Bob into leaving his hills for one last mission for his country, unaware until too late that the game is rigged. The plan is executed to perfection until the final moment: Bob Lee Swagger, alleged lone gunman, has come out of the operation alive - and on the run.
The headlines proclaim him national hero turned murderer, and he is targeted by every law enforcement agency in the country and by RamDyne's own killers.
In this ruthless manhunt he has only one ally, FBI agent Nick Memphis, of the New Orleans office. But Bob is out of his shell for good now, the pursued turned pursuer - and a man who has discovered a capacity for loving that he did not know he had. As wily as the mastermind who set him up, he is fiercely intent on revenge; as single-minded as ever, he alone sets the terms for that revenge.
From its opening page to its heart-stopping climax, readers will find Point of impact a novel of intricate and dazzling achievement.

Baker
& Taylor

Twenty years after he earned a reputation for killing eighty-seven men during the Vietnam War, Bob Lee Swagger finds that his skills are in demand when an organization with ties to the CIA hires him for a particularly dangerous mission. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.

Publisher: New York : Bantam, 1993
ISBN: 9780553071399
0553071394
Characteristics: 451 p. ; 24 cm

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mammothhawk229e
Mar 28, 2018

Great thriller novel. Climatic scene to disprove snow job reminded me of Perry Mason.

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nitetraino
May 08, 2009

Done as motion picture, "The Shooter." And if you liked it as I did, you'll be pleased to know the novel is even better. 10 of 10 stars.

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