By Stephen Hunter
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In The forty seventh Samurai, Bob Lee Swagger, the gritty hero of Stephen Hunter's bestselling novels Point of Impact and Time to Hunt, returns in Hunter's such a lot severe and unique mystery thus far.
Bob Lee Swagger and Philip Yano are sure jointly via a unmarried second at Iwo Jima, 1945, while their fathers, courageous warring parties on contrary facets, met within the bloody and chaotic conflict for the island. purely Earl Swagger survived.
greater than sixty years later, Yano involves the USA to honor the legacy of his heroic father by means of getting better the sword he utilized in the conflict. His seek has led him to silly Horse, Idaho, the place Bob Lee, ex-marine and Vietnam veteran, has settled right into a stressed retirement and instantly pledges himself to Yano's quest.
Bob Lee reveals the sword and promises it to Yano in Tokyo. On inspection, they become aware of that it isn't a customary WWII blade, yet a mythical shin-shinto katana, an artifact of the country. it really is necessary yet worthy killing for. unexpectedly Bob is on the heart of a chain of bad crimes he slightly knows yet vows to avenge. And to take action, he throws himself into the realm of the samurai, Tokyo's darkish, felony yakuza underworld, and the unwritten principles of jap tradition.
Swagger's allies, hard-as-nails, American-born Susan Okada and the courageous, cocaine-dealing tabloid journalist Nick Yamamoto, support him go through this unusual, glittering, and ominous global from the shady bosses of the seamy Kabukicho district to officers within the maximum echelons of the japanese govt, yet finally, he's on his personal and should be triumphant provided that he can examine that to outlive samurai, you need to turn into samurai.
because the plot races and the violence escalates, it turns into transparent ruthless conspiracy is in position, and the single factor that may be taken with no consideration is that cash, strength, and intercourse can force males of all nationalities to ugly extremes. If Swagger hopes to prevent them, he needs to be keen not just to die but in addition to kill.
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Author Name: Stephen Hunter (Born: 1946/03/25)
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Stephen Hunter is the writer of fourteen novels, and a prime movie critic on the Washington put up, the place he received the 2003 Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
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He knew that if he walked forward, in the direction the branch pointed, he would hit the fence just above the gate. As he began climbing the angle of the hill, he hung on to that small line of a direction. His body stepped into the fence, and he promised himself when he was on the other side he would sit for a while, rest forever. But when he was over it he kept walking, one hand holding the fence wire, in the direction of their farmhouse. It would be only a hundred yards more. He had no idea who would be there.
The year Claire cut most of her hair and grew more distant, the year I stared out, wild-eyed, everything in me a secret. Why was Coop never in our father’s photographs? There were a few pictures taken of him, but these seemed preoccupied with texture and light. And there were some abstract reflections of him in a window, or of his shadow on the grass or on the flank of an animal. How many things could you throw your image against? In any case, it was Coop who had found us that evening in the barn and had mistaken our identities, who had eventually come over to me and lifted me into his embrace and said, ‘Claire, my god, Claire,’ and I had thought, Then I am not Anna, then that must be Anna over there.
The 47th Samurai by Stephen Hunter