From New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Hunter comes a thriller that pits former Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger against the only man who might be able to outshoot him. 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 teamas sole survivor, Gunnery Sergeant Ray Cruz, aka athe Cruise Missile, a is determined to finish his job. He almost succeeds when a mystery blast terminates his enterprise, leaving a thirty-foot crater where a building used to beaand where Sergeant Cruz was meant to be hiding. Months pass. Rayas target, an Afghan warlord named Ibrahim Zarzi, sometimes called aThe Beheader, a becomes an American asset in the region and beyond, beloved by State, the Administration, and the Agency. He arrives in Washington for consecration as Our Man in Kabul. And that brings Ray Cruz out of hiding. Swagger, the legendary hero of seven of Hunteras novels from Point of Impact to last yearas bestselling I, Sniper, is recruited by the FBI to stop the Cruise Missile from reaching his target. The problem is that the more Swagger learns about what happened in Zabol, the more he questions the US governmentas support of Zarzi and the more he identifies with Cruz as hunter instead of prey.From New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Hunter comes a thriller that pits former Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger against the only man who might be able to outshoot him.
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2010-12-28|