G-Man (Bob Lee Swagger, #10) by Stephen Hunter

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From bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Hunter, the latest episode in his Swagger familiy 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 the most 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."



Title : G-Man (Bob Lee Swagger, #10)
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ISBN : 0399574603
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 368 pages


Reviews


Michael rated it ★★★☆☆

August 20, 2017

This one’s premise sounded more intriguing than it actually turned out for me. A man in current times explores his grandfather’s likely involvement with the early FBI’s efforts to fight organized crime. The plot device used involves his investigation alternated with vignettes from the mindset of...


Kathleen rated it ★★★☆☆

August 29, 2017

I liked it, but I would like it better as a condensed book. I don't even know where to start unpacking this one... I won this in a Goodreads giveaway. Thank you so much to everyone who makes these giveaways available. This is the first Stephen Hunter book I've read and despite being #10 in a serie...


Tim rated it ★☆☆☆☆

May 27, 2017

Clearly, Hunter has run out of creative ideas. He now writes from historical events with uninspired modifications. Previously, it was Jack the Ripper, this time it's Baby Face Nelson. Just read some history and don't waste your time on this drivel. 0 of 10 stars


Karen rated it ★★★★☆

February 21, 2017

G-MAN by Stephen Hunter I loved this story and Bobby Swagger's enthusiasm for learning all about his Grandfather's past. This was a very interesting part of history. My own father lived through the Great Depression. We have all heard of Bonnie and Clyde and John Dillinger and Pretty Boy Floyd. The...


John rated it ★★★★★

June 06, 2017

I highly recommend this book. It is an entertaining story. It has a fascinating ending.


Joe rated it ★★★☆☆

May 26, 2017

Somewhere within this concrete block of a novel, under the preposterously-macho dialogue, away from the run-on sentences filled with description upon description upon description, not to mention chapters worth of the intricacies involved with breaking down firearms, there lays a cool, fast story...


Debbie rated it ★★★★☆

April 12, 2017

A very interesting story whereby the author has invented a character that was secretly used by the Justice Department (FBI) who actually was the one that killed all the infamous bank robbers of the day. Bonnie and Clyde, John Dillinger, etc. The old homestead of this man is being demolished and d...


Sharon rated it ★★★☆☆

June 06, 2017

2.5


Peter rated it ★★★★★

May 23, 2017

Stephen Hunter is among my favorite action authors, and Bobby Lee Swagger, his now-aging ex-Marine sniper Medal of Honor-winning character, is one of my favorite heroes. To hear Bobby Lee as he thinks his way out of bad situations, or as he contemplates the ballistics of exotic weapons, is a true...


Jacqui rated it ★★★★☆

March 10, 2017

Stephen Hunter's latest in the Bob Lee Swagger series, G-Man (Penguin Random House 2017) unexpectedly starts in the 1930's with the death of Bonnie and Clyde at the hands of Bob Lee's grandfather, Charlie Swagger. Charlie is a small-town sheriff with a big reputation for heroism, bravery, and doi...





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