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Sniper's Honor

A Bob Lee Swagger Novel

By Stephen Hunter, 1946-

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.

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2014

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9781451640212


Format: Book
Author: Hunter, Stephen, 1946-
Summary: "Bob Lee Swagger is in love--with a woman who died 70 years ago. Ludmilla "Mili" Petrova was a great Russian sniper in World War II until she disappeared on a mission and was virtually erased from history. When Kathy Reilly of the Washington Post encounters a brief mention of Petrova in an old Russian propaganda magazine, she begins building a story around the legendary female sniper, who was once dubbed Die Weisse Hexe--The White Witch--and lauded by enemies and comrades alike. Mili's luxurious blonde hair and statuesque figure belied her fierce resolve to avenge the deaths of her husband and family by joining Stalin's Army and using her sharpshooting expertise to defeat Hitler's organization--ideally from the top down. There is very little on record for Reilly to mine for her profile, which only makes her want to dig deeper, enlisting her friend and former marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger to parse out the scarce details of Mili's astonishing military service. The more Swagger learns about the circumstances of Mili's last mission, the more he reveres the beautiful Russian heroine and longs to have known a fellow sniper with such courage and skill. And the more he believes her disappearance was no accident, and that Mili Petrova, while an essential player in Stalin's master plan, was merely a pawn in some larger conspiracy. But why would the Russian government go to such great lengths to erase one of their own decorated, legendary soldiers from history? And why, when Swagger joins Kathy Reilly on a research trip to the Carpathian Mountains, is someone trying to kill them for what they might find?"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Sniper's Honor : a Bob Lee Swagger novel / Stephen Hunter.
Publisher Date: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Subject: Swagger, Bob Lee (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Women in war -- Soviet Union -- History -- Fiction. Women soldiers -- Soviet Union -- History -- Fiction. Missing in action -- Fiction. Women journalists -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781451640212 (hardback) 1451640218 (hardback)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 10
Call Number: PS3558.U494 S54 2014
Oclc: 860755769
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Bib Id: 518070

Format: Book
Author: Hunter, Stephen, 1946-
Summary: "Bob Lee Swagger is in love--with a woman who died 70 years ago. Ludmilla "Mili" Petrova was a great Russian sniper in World War II until she disappeared on a mission and was virtually erased from history. When Kathy Reilly of the Washington Post encounters a brief mention of Petrova in an old Russian propaganda magazine, she begins building a story around the legendary female sniper, who was once dubbed Die Weisse Hexe--The White Witch--and lauded by enemies and comrades alike. Mili's luxurious blonde hair and statuesque figure belied her fierce resolve to avenge the deaths of her husband and family by joining Stalin's Army and using her sharpshooting expertise to defeat Hitler's organization--ideally from the top down. There is very little on record for Reilly to mine for her profile, which only makes her want to dig deeper, enlisting her friend and former marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger to parse out the scarce details of Mili's astonishing military service. The more Swagger learns about the circumstances of Mili's last mission, the more he reveres the beautiful Russian heroine and longs to have known a fellow sniper with such courage and skill. And the more he believes her disappearance was no accident, and that Mili Petrova, while an essential player in Stalin's master plan, was merely a pawn in some larger conspiracy. But why would the Russian government go to such great lengths to erase one of their own decorated, legendary soldiers from history? And why, when Swagger joins Kathy Reilly on a research trip to the Carpathian Mountains, is someone trying to kill them for what they might find?"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Sniper's Honor : a Bob Lee Swagger novel / Stephen Hunter.
Publisher, Date: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Series: A Bob Lee Swagger novel ; [9]
Series: Hunter, Stephen, 1946- Bob Lee Swagger novel ; 9.
Series: Bob Lee Swagger novel.
Subjects: Swagger, Bob Lee (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Women in war -- Soviet Union -- History -- Fiction.
Subjects: Women soldiers -- Soviet Union -- History -- Fiction.
Subjects: Missing in action -- Fiction.
Subjects: Women journalists -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2013042081
ISBN: 9781451640212 (hardback)
ISBN: 1451640218 (hardback)
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Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 10
Call Number: PS3558.U494 S54 2014