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I, Sniper (Bob Lee Swagger, Bk 6) (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
I Sniper - Bob Lee Swagger, Bk 6 - Audio CD - Unabridged Author:Stephen Hunter, Buck Shirner (Narrator) 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 count tally among American marksman in Vietnam, was the shooter. But as the Bureau, led by Special Agent Nick Memphis, be... more »ars down, Hitchcock commits suicide. In closing out the investigation, Nick discovers a case made in heaven: everything fits, from timeline, ballistics, and forensics 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 anomalies and gradually begins to unravel a sophisticated conspiracy―one that would require the highest level of warcraft by the most superb special operations professionals.Swagger soon closes in, and those responsible will stop at nothing to take him out. But these heavily armed men make the mistake of thinking they are hunting Bob, when he is, in fact, hunting them. And when Swagger and the last of his antagonists finally face each other, reenacting a classic ritual of arms, it is clear that at times there’s nothing more necessary than a good man with a gun and the guts to use it.
Read by Buck Shirner; unabridged. 13 CDs., 15 hrs., 42 mins.« less
I found this book to be too full of miscellaneous characters that were not necessary to the story, which just made me confused trying to remember who was who. It took till about three-quarters of the way through the book before any actual action occurred, and the only reason I got that far in the book was because I forced myself not to quit it, since it cost me two credits! The action itself was good, although farfetched. I guess I'd have to talk to a real sniper to see how realistic it is/was. I also didn't care for the book performer/reader and found him to be boring, with little voice variation between characters. I doubt if I'll read any more Stephen Hunter books. :-(