By Stephen Hunter
During this travel de force—part historic mystery, half glossy 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 used to be the main hunted girl in the world, having raised the fury of 2 of the main robust leaders on both sides of worldwide struggle II: Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. yet Kathy Reilly of The Washington Post doesn’t comprehend any of that after she encounters a quick point out of Mili in an previous Russian propaganda journal, and turns into drawn to the tale of a mythical, attractive girl 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 challenge, the extra he’s confident her disappearance was once no accident—but why might the Russian executive visit such lengths to erase the lifestyles of 1 in their personal adorned 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 perpetually” (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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