G-Man

G-Man
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  • Published Date: 2017-05-16
  • Weight: 0.68 Kg
  • Reading Level: General (US: Trade)
  • Book Type: Crime, Thriller & Adventure

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Synopsis

Product Description (Source: BDB):

From bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Hunter, the latest episode in his Swagger family saga--replete with Hunter's wicked suspense, vivid gun fights, and historical truths. 1934 was a pivotal year in the ongoing battle between the FBI and America's most famous outlaws--it was a year of giant personalities and huge shoot-outs, and it marked the deaths of John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, and Pretty Boy Floyd, among others. But that year, FBI agent Sam Cowley's priority was to nab themost dangerous gangster this country has ever produced, a man so violent he scared Al Capone and was booted from the Chicago mob--Baby Face Nelson. To stop him, Cowley recruited the most talented gunman of the time--Charles Swagger. When Bob Lee Swagger, now in Idaho, finally sells the land he owned in Arkansas, the developers begin to tear down the old homestead and uncover a steel case hidden in the foundation. The case contains a batch of 1934 memorabilia--a much-corroded FBI badge, a.45 automatic preserved in cosmoline, a gun clip, and a cryptic diagram, all belonging to Charles Swagger. Bob never knew his grandfather Charles, who died before he was he born, and his father Earl refuses to mention him. Fascinated by this new information, Bob is driven to find out what happened to his grandfather, and why his own father, whom he worshipped, never spoke of Charles. But as he investigates further, Bob learns that someone is following him, someone with his own obsession of finding out what Charles Swagger left behind--

Product Review (NBD):

"First-rate...Depression-era outlaws come shooting back to life in Stephen Hunter's latest thriller....[His] double-barreled finish...should satisfy everyone." - Gerald Bartell, Washington Post "A first-rate tale that spans decades and generations....The pages fly by once the introductions are made and the characters are in place. Those who grew up watching "The Untouchables" or the plethora of gangster films that were made in the early and mid-20th century will find much to love here, not the least of which is the author's penchant for historical accuracy and firearms lore. This combination makes G-MAN one of Hunter's best works to date, which is certainly a major feat." --Joe Hartlaub, Book Reporter.com "A roaring good read...Bob Lee Swagger is a Middle America Dirty Harry...As the tenth Bob Lee Swagger novel, G-Man is Stephen Hunter's Lonesome Dove, a big sort of book that takes well-established characters, especially Bob Lee himself, and puts them on an action-packed mission of self-discovery....Riveting....Hunter masterfully pulls the thread that unravels this action-packed story--it's hard to stop reading. --Frank Miniter, FORBES.com "Hunter's outstanding 10th Bob Lee Swagger novel (after 2014's Sniper's Honor) takes readers back to the gangster days of the 1930s... Hunter's skilled ear for dialogue and idiom has never been better, and some of the action scenes--especially a chapter describing the famous robbery of the Merchants National Bank in South Bend, Ind., on June 30, 1934--are as elegant as they are disturbing." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Hunter fits the parts as snugly as Bob Lee reassembling a rifle...This is an outstanding thriller on every level. --Booklist, starred review"Nobody writes action better than Stephen Hunter, and that action has never been better than in the scintillatingly superb "G-Man" ....At heart "G-Man" is a modern day Western...with the two generations of Swaggers swapping sections as they command our attention in riveting fashion...."G-Man" is everything a great action thriller is supposed to be, presenting us with a series of targets Hunter manages to hit dead center every time. An old-fashioned shoot-em-up that is absolutely not to be missed." --Jon Land, Providence Journal "Hunter remains my only Pulitzer Prize-winning friend. He has a new novel titled G-MAN, which I can highly recommend after having devoured it in a weekend." --Mark A. Keefe IV, Editor-in-Chief, American Rifleman "Fans of Hunter's Swagger family legend will be locked and loaded for more." --Kirkus Reviews "A first-rate tale that spans decades and generations....The pages fly by once the introductions are made and the characters are in place. Those who grew up watching "The Untouchables" or the plethora of gangster films that were made in the early and mid-20th century will find much to love here, not the least of which is the author's penchant for historical accuracy and firearms lore. This combination makes G-MAN one of Hunter's best works to date, which is certainly a major feat." --Joe Hartlaub, Book Reporter.com "A roaring good read...Bob Lee Swagger is a Middle America Dirty Harry...As the tenth Bob Lee Swagger novel, G-Man is Stephen Hunter's Lonesome Dove, a big sort of book that takes well-established characters, especially Bob Lee himself, and puts them on an action-packed mission of self-discovery....Riveting....Hunter masterfully pulls the thread that unravels this action-packed story--it's hard to stop reading. --Frank Miniter, FORBES.com "Hunter's outstanding 10th Bob Lee Swagger novel (after 2014's Sniper's Honor) takes readers back to the gangster days of the 1930s... Hunter's skilled ear for dialogue and idiom has never been better, and some of the action scenes--especially a chapter describing the famous robbery of the Merchants National Bank in South Bend, Ind., on June 30, 1934--are as elegant as they are disturbing." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Hunter fits the parts as snugly as Bob Lee reassembling a rifle...This is an outstanding thriller on every level. --Booklist, starred review"Nobody writes action better than Stephen Hunter, and that action has never been better than in the scintillatingly superb "G-Man" ....At heart "G-Man" is a modern day Western...with the two generations of Swaggers swapping sections as they command our attention in riveting fashion...."G-Man" is everything a great action thriller is supposed to be, presenting us with a series of targets Hunter manages to hit dead center every time. An old-fashioned shoot-em-up that is absolutely not to be missed." --Jon Land, Providence Journal "Hunter remains my only Pulitzer Prize-winning friend. He has a new novel titled G-MAN, which I can highly recommend after having devoured it in a weekend." --Mark A. Keefe IV, Editor-in-Chief, American Rifleman "Fans of Hunter's Swagger family legend will be locked and loaded for more." --Kirkus Reviews "A roaring good read...Bob Lee Swagger is a Middle America Dirty Harry...As the tenth Bob Lee Swagger novel, G-Man is Stephen Hunter's Lonesome Dove, a big sort of book that takes well-established characters, especially Bob Lee himself, and puts them on an action-packed mission of self-discovery....Riveting....Hunter masterfully pulls the thread that unravels this action-packed story--it's hard to stop reading. - Frank Miniter, FORBES.com "Hunter's outstanding 10th Bob Lee Swagger novel (after 2014's Sniper's Honor) takes readers back to the gangster days of the 1930s... Hunter's skilled ear for dialogue and idiom has never been better, and some of the action scenes--especially a chapter describing the famous robbery of the Merchants National Bank in South Bend, Ind., on June 30, 1934--are as elegant as they are disturbing." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Hunter fits the parts as snugly as Bob Lee reassembling a rifle...This is an outstanding thriller on every level. --Booklist, starred review"Nobody writes action better than Stephen Hunter, and that action has never been better than in the scintillatingly superb "G-Man" ....At heart "G-Man" is a modern day Western...with the two generations of Swaggers swapping sections as they command our attention in riveting fashion...."G-Man" is everything a great action thriller is supposed to be, presenting us with a series of targets Hunter manages to hit dead center every time. An old-fashioned shoot-em-up that is absolutely not to be missed." - Jon Land, Providence Journal "Hunter remains my only Pulitzer Prize-winning friend. He has a new novel titled G-MAN, which I can highly recommend after having devoured it in a weekend." --Mark A. Keefe IV, Editor-in-Chief, American Rifleman "Fans of Hunter's Swagger family legend will be locked and loaded for more." --Kirkus Reviews "Hunter's outstanding 10th Bob Lee Swagger novel (after 2014's Sniper's Honor) takes readers back to the gangster days of the 1930s... Hunter's skilled ear for dialogue and idiom has never been better, and some of the action scenes--especially a chapter describing the famous robbery of the Merchants National Bank in South Bend, Ind., on June 30, 1934--are as elegant as they are disturbing." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Hunter fits the parts as snugly as Bob Lee reassembling a rifle...This is an outstanding thriller on every level. --Booklist, starred review"Nobody writes action better than Stephen Hunter, and that action has never been better than in the scintillatingly superb "G-Man" ....At heart "G-Man" is a modern day Western...with the two generations of Swaggers swapping sections as they command our attention in riveting fashion...."G-Man" is everything a great action thriller is supposed to be, presenting us with a series of targets Hunter manages to hit dead center every time. An old-fashioned shoot-em-up that is absolutely not to be missed." - Jon Land, Providence Journal "Hunter remains my only Pulitzer Prize-winning friend. He has a new novel titled G-MAN, which I can highly recommend after having devoured it in a weekend." --Mark A. Keefe IV, Editor-in-Chief, American Rifleman "Fans of Hunter's Swagger family legend will be locked and loaded for more." --Kirkus Reviews "Fans of Hunter's Swagger family legend will be locked and loaded for more." --Kirkus Reviews "Hunter's outstanding 10th Bob Lee Swagger novel (after 2014's Sniper's Honor) takes readers back to the gangster days of the 1930s... Hunter's skilled ear for dialogue and idiom has never been better, and some of the action scenes--especially a chapter describing the famous robbery of the Merchants National Bank in South Bend, Ind., on June 30, 1934--are as elegant as they are disturbing." --Publishers Weekly, starred review -Fans of Hunter's Swagger family legend will be locked and loaded for more.- --Kirkus Reviews -Hunter's outstanding 10th Bob Lee Swagger novel (after 2014's Sniper's Honor) takes readers back to the gangster days of the 1930s... Hunter's skilled ear for dialogue and idiom has never been better, and some of the action scenes--especially a chapter describing the famous robbery of the Merchants National Bank in South Bend, Ind., on June 30, 1934--are as elegant as they are disturbing.- --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Hunter's outstanding 10th Bob Lee Swagger novel (after 2014's Sniper's Honor) takes readers back to the gangster days of the 1930s... Hunter's skilled ear for dialogue and idiom has never been better, and some of the action scenes--especially a chapter describing the famous robbery of the Merchants National Bank in South Bend, Ind., on June 30, 1934--are as elegant as they are disturbing." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

About Author (NBD):

Stephen Hunter is the author of more than twenty novels. The retired chief film critic for The Washington Post, where he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, he has also published two collections of film criticism and a nonfiction work, American Gunfight. His novel, Point of Impact, was adapted for film as Shooter, starring Mark Wahlberg. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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