By Stephen Hunter
Former marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger investigates the most enduring controversies of our time—the JFK assassination—in this New York Times bestselling “terrific mystery” (Booklist, starred review).
New York occasions and united states this day bestselling writer STEPHEN HUNTER takes on some of the most surprising crimes in American historical past while his celebrated hero ex-Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger follows the smallest trace of a result in its excellent conclusion—about the fateful 3rd bullet that ended the lifetime of President John F. Kennedy. . . .
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The flea industry was once where to move for nesting dolls, which had come to symbolize the common image of Russia, and store after store provided them in magnificent style, together with these boasting the symbols of serious NFL groups, as every one doll within printed a brand new and smaller icon of gridiron greatness. Ceramics have been one other well known revenues merchandise, as have been watches, quite the Russian diver’s version with the screw-on cap chained to the case maintaining the winder, jewellery, knickknacks of every kind, imitation icons, picture books, and shop after shop of medals and badges the place you may decide up a Panzer-killer award with 3 bars, signifying that you simply had knocked out 3 Tiger IIs within the ruins of Stalingrad. Swagger dawdled right here and there, developing switchbacks and ambushes to ascertain if he used to be being undefined. eventually, happy that he was once no less than for now unobserved, he chanced on a nook, navigated a road after which one other, and located his vacation spot, a surplus-military store that offered ponchos, helmets, bayonets, T-shirts, boots, tunics, every little thing that pointed out struggle, together with a few outdated Marine Corps helmets with the jungle-green camouflage conceal. He slid up, pointed to the pile of helmets, and acknowledged to the owner, “I’ll take six of them, please. ” the fellow seemed up from his newspaper, took a moment to understand, then stated, in English, “Jesus Christ, Swagger. ” That he spoke English used to be no shock, because the flea market’s financial system sustained itself on tourism, so if a fellow desired to make a dwelling, he needed to comprehend the language of the folk with the dough. “I need to see Stronski. ” there has been no one else round, although down the best way, an outdated girl was once remaining down a nesting-doll joint, delicately stacking the ornate doll faces again at the counter so that they will be enclosed while she diminished the shutter. “Man, are you aware you're the so much hunted man during this city? right here, examine this. ” He shoved over a bit of paper from the mess on his counter, and Swagger beheld himself, sans the beard and coffee cap, in a type of Disney sketch. “My eyes aren’t that shut together,” he stated, and in a moment tumbled to the remainder: how had they—never brain but who they were—gotten this out so speedy, so thoroughly, so approximately lethally? How did they recognize? The intelligence operation was once superlative. Whoever positioned it together—the pink James Bond back? —knew what he was once doing. He felt his anxiousness point elevate six levels. “Is it shoot on sight or something like that? ” “No,” stated Stronski’s guy. “Person of curiosity. The directions are ‘detain for wondering. ’ that they had those far and wide 4 days in the past. ” “Figures. 3 days in the past I went and observed a cop, and his eyes lit up whilst he checked out me. I didn’t comprehend why, yet I had a sense he’d noticeable me prior to and was once attracted to carrying on with the connection. i presumed it was once time to blow city quickly. I’ve spent the final 4 days in a crummy room within the crummy suburbs, sneaking out at evening to shop for outfits from used-and-maybe-washed locations. ” “And the following you're now.