By Stephen Hunter
Bob Lee Swagger is again in a mystery fifty years within the making...
It's no longer even a clue. It's a whisper, a hint, a ghost echo, drifting down throughout the a long time through probability connections so fragile that they'd crumble within the puff of a breath. yet it's adequate to get mythical former Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger attracted to the occasions of November 22, 1963, and the 3rd bullet that so decisively ended the lifetime of John F. Kennedy and set the degree for essentially the most enduring controversies of our time.
Swagger starts his sluggish evening stalk via a much-traveled panorama. yet he's asking questions that few have requested sooner than: Why did the 3rd bullet explode? Why did Lee Harvey Oswald, approximately to develop into the main hunted guy in the world, danger all of it via returning to his rooming condominium to safe a pistol he simply can have introduced with him? How might a conspiracy that went un-penetrated for 50 years were thrown jointly within the and a part days among the declaration of the president's path and the assassination itself?
As Bob investigates, one other voice enters the narrative: figuring out, ironic, nearly commonly used, that of a talented, Yale-educated veteran of the CIA Plans department. Hugh Meachum has secrets and techniques and the capacity and the desire to maintain them buried. while weighed opposed to his personal legacy, Swagger's existence is a trifling expense—but to blunt the risk, he'll first need to ambush the sniper.
As every one guy hunts the opposite throughout today's globe and during the thickets of heritage, The 3rd Bullet builds to an explosive climax that may ultimately turn out what Bob Lee Swagger has continually identified: it's by no means too overdue for justice.