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Bob the Nailer rocks in Stephen Hunter’s new red hot thriller–Dead Zero.
Book Synopsis for Dead Zero
Is Ray Cruz back? Has he gone rogue, is he insane, or just insanely angry? Will he succeed, though his antagonists now include the CIA, the FBI, and the same crew of bad boys that nearly killed him in Zabol province? Not to mention Bob Lee Swagger and a beautiful CIA Agent named Susan Okada who gives Swagger more than just a patriotic reason to take the case.
Swagger, the legendary hero of seven of Stephen Hunter’s novels from Point of Impact to last year’s best-selling I, Sniper, is recruited by the FBI to stop the Cruise Missile from reaching its target. The problem is that the more Swagger learns about what happened in Zabol, the more he questions the U.S. government’s support of Zarzi and the more he identifies with Cruz as hunter instead of prey.
With its hallmark accuracy on modern killing technologies, Dead Zero features an older, more contemplative Swagger, but never lets up on the razor-sharp dialogue, vivid characterizations, extraordinary action scenes, and dazzling prose that define Hunter’s landmark series. And with this installment, the stunning revelations-both political and private-will leave readers begging for more — long after the last bullet finds its way home.
Other Novels: The Master Sniper (1980), The Second Saladin (1982), Target (film novelization) (1985), The Spanish Gambit (reissued as Tapestry of Spies) (1985), The Day Before Midnight (1989), Dirty White Boys (1994)
Non-fiction: Violent Screen: A Critic’s 13 Years on the Front Lines of Movie Mayhem, Now Playing at the Valencia, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Essays on Movies, American Gunfight: The Plot to Kill Harry Truman and the Shoot-out that Stopped It
About Stephen Hunter