By Stephen Hunter
During this journey de force—part ancient mystery, half sleek adventure—from the New York occasions bestselling writer of I, Sniper, Bob Lee Swagger uncovers why global conflict II’s maximum sniper was once erased from history…and why her disappearance nonetheless concerns today.
Ludmilla “Mili” Petrova was the main hunted girl in the world, having raised the fury of 2 of the main strong leaders on both sides of worldwide struggle II: Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. yet Kathy Reilly of The Washington Post doesn’t understand any of that after she encounters a short point out of Mili in an previous Russian propaganda journal, and turns into attracted 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 info of Mili’s army provider. The extra Swagger learns approximately Mili’s final venture, the extra he’s confident her disappearance used to be no accident—but why may the Russian executive visit such lengths to erase the lifestyles of 1 in their personal embellished squaddies? And why, while Swagger joins Kathy Reilly on a examine journey, is anyone attempting to kill them prior to they could locate out?
As Bob Lee Swagger, “one of the best sequence characters ever to grace the mystery style, now and without end” (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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