Sniper's Honor (Bob Lee Swagger)

By Stephen Hunter

During this journey de force—part ancient mystery, half glossy adventure—from the New York occasions bestselling writer of I, Sniper, Bob Lee Swagger uncovers why global battle II’s maximum sniper was once erased from history…and why her disappearance nonetheless issues today.

Ludmilla “Mili” Petrova used to be the main hunted girl in the world, having raised the fury of 2 of the main strong leaders on each side of global battle II: Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. yet Kathy Reilly of The Washington Post doesn’t comprehend any of that once she encounters a quick point out of Mili in an outdated Russian propaganda journal, and turns into drawn to the tale of a mythical, attractive lady sniper who turns out to have vanished from history.

Reilly enlists former marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger to parse out the scarce information of Mili’s army carrier. The extra Swagger learns approximately Mili’s final challenge, the extra he’s confident her disappearance was once no accident—but why may the Russian govt visit such lengths to erase the life of 1 in their personal embellished infantrymen? And why, whilst Swagger joins Kathy Reilly on a study journey, is somebody attempting to kill them ahead of they could locate out?

As Bob Lee Swagger, “one of the best sequence characters ever to grace the mystery style, now and eternally” (Providence Journal-Bulletin), races to place the items jointly, Sniper’s Honor takes readers throughout oceans and time in an action-packed, compulsive learn.

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Wili anticipated non secular darkness lit merely through stained glass, yet that used to be no longer what he obtained. He obtained illumination. on the a ways finish of the church, the place the altar as soon as used to be the center-piece, a vibrant beam—dazzlingly bright—defined a rectangle, and it was once so vibrant that its harshness bled a dead ringer for colour. Laboring within the pitiless glare, 3 husky Serb SS males, stripped of tunic and smock and all the way down to undershirts, worked sweatily with hammer and nail to erect a few type of wood gantry, its crossbeam maybe seven ft off the floor. They weren't finished carpenters, and the development regarded fragile, supported by means of an awkward community of buttressing lumber. yet they looked to be nearing of entirety. Then Wili spotted what seemed at the beginning to be a few kind of mechanism on a tripod, yet because it used to be outdoor the sector of illumination, its id wasn’t transparent. He stepped nearer, and it resolved itself right into a relocating photograph digital camera. subsequent to it stood a cluster of guys who became on the intrusion. They have been all SS, yet just one was once in Mountain department camouflage, and he got here ahead as Ackov hailed him, and Wili famous him as Sturmbannführer Salid, together with his darkish sleek hair, his penetrating eyes, the delta of mustache opposed to his mouth, less than his favorite nostril. His pores and skin used to be coppery, his expression so earnest and duty-driven that Wili doubted he’d ever laughed at whatever in his existence. He and the sergeant spoke animatedly in Serbian after which he grew to become to Wili, who raised his hand for a a little bit desultory “Heil Hitler,” which Salid again well. “So, Sergeant,” he stated within the similar impeccable German that Wili well-known from his argument with Karl on the gate of Andrewski Palace, “you’ve come to your Flammenwerfer. I take it you're good dug in up on the canyon. ” “Yes, Herr Sturmbannführer,” Wili spoke back, no longer discovering it inside of himself to name an Arab pimp “sir,” “we’ve developed a good line of defense and mined the canyon itself, in order that while the time comes, we will be able to shut it in a single moment to any Ivan tanks. Thirty kilos of Cyclonite make a really persuasive argument. ” “Good, stable, I’m happy. yet you recognize that's purely a part of the undertaking. the opposite half is to nab any bandits we force sooner than us after we sweep via. ” “Yes, Sturmbannführer, that has been defined. significant Von Drehle has part his supplement on patrol within the wooded area to intercept any bandits at the movement to the Womb. ” “I will make this aspect to Von Drehle over the radio, yet I kingdom it right here for the list so there should be no false impression. In days or so, we'll commence this sweep operation, and it really is crucially very important that we intercept a definite bandit. ” “The lady. The White Witch. ” “So they name her. She’s up there. We needs to get her. it's a Reich precedence from optimum headquarters. The obergruppenführer-SS is bravely placing himself in danger that allows you to entice her into the open in order that we may possibly take her alive. it really is an honor in your unit that it was once chosen for this task. sincerely your operations have inspired all.

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