Sniper's Honor

Sniper's Honor

Book - 2014
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In this tour de force--part historical thriller, part modern adventure--from the New York Times bestselling author of I, Sniper , Bob Lee Swagger uncovers why WWII's greatest sniper was erased from history…and why her disappearance still matters today.

Ludmilla "Mili" Petrova was once the most hunted woman on earth, having raised the fury of two of the most powerful leaders on either side of World War II: Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler.

But Kathy Reilly of The Washington Post doesn't know any of that when she encounters a brief mention of Mili in an old Russian propaganda magazine, and becomes interested in the story of a legendary, beautiful female sniper who seems to have vanished from history.

Reilly enlists former marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger to parse out the scarce details of Mili's military service. The more Swagger learns about Mili's last mission, the more he's convinced her disappearance was no accident--but why would the Russian government go to such lengths to erase the existence of one of their own decorated soldiers? And why, when Swagger joins Kathy Reilly on a research trip to the Carpathian Mountains, is someone trying to kill them before they can find out?

As Bob Lee Swagger, "one of the finest series characters ever to grace the thriller genre, now and forever" ( Providence Journal-Bulletin ), races to put the pieces together, Sniper's Honor takes readers across oceans and time in an action-packed, compulsive read.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. --
ISBN: 9781451640212
1451640218
Characteristics: 416 p. --

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7626dee
Apr 12, 2017

Not an easy read but some excellent looks at what the USSR was like and may be again if Putin gets his way. Soviet female snipers and pilots were often at the top of the stack in fearlessness and naturally once the war ended were cast aside by the strap hangar politicians and beancounters. Snipers are a breed apart for good reason.

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filmfx
Jun 09, 2015

It certainly wasn't one of Hunters better books and some comments claiming it a boring and confusing I must agree. Hunters better books where always "A Pale Horse Coming", " Enemy at the Gates"
And "I Sniper" I was really disappointed ,

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charlie2911
Jan 02, 2015

I've been an avid reader of the 'Bob the Nailer' series since the first gripping story. They got better right up till his gripping 'The third bullet'. This is an anti-climax, especially the two con-current storylines. I feel this made the book convoluted and almost impossible to read. I had to leave it after the 3rd chapter as I was so confused and bored by then.
My first 'give up' for a Stephen Hunter book. - Sad.
If you feel this is a 'must read', - then try John Sandford, Stephen Leather, Vince Flynn, Michael Connoly, John Lutz or William Kent Kreuger. They all write how Hunter used to.

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AlmadenAFS
Jul 17, 2014

Very good read. Keeps you guessing. Surprise ending. All matter of German and Soviet data well researched.

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dannnn
Jul 17, 2014

Excelllent as always. Couldn't put it down.

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3dblus
Jun 09, 2014

It started out a little tedious and remained so occasionally with a lot of background material. Then suddenly the mystery emerged and continued to blossom into an almost "couldn'tputitdown".This is absolutely another Hunter must read!

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