By Stephen Hunter
Just one factor stands among a son and his father's killer: 40 years of lies..
On a distant Arizona ranch, a guy who has identified loss, worry, and warfare weeps for the 1st time when you consider that he used to be a toddler. His tears are for the daddy taken from him 4 many years earlier than in a perilous shoot-out. And his grief will lead him again to where the place he used to be born, the place his father died, and the place a brutal conspiracy is ready to explode.
For Bob Lee Swagger, the realm replaced on that scorching day in Blue Eye, Arkansas, whilst neighborhood boys rode armed and wild in a '55 Fairlane convertible. Swagger's father, Earl, a nation trooper, used to be investigating the brutal homicide of a tender girl that day. via nighttime Earl Swagger lay lifeless in a abandoned cornfield.
Now Bob Lee desires solutions. He desires to understand the reality at the back of the shoot -out that took his father's existence, a secret buried in 40 years of lies. simply because for Bob Lee Swagger, the killing didn't finish that day in Blue Eye, Arkansas. The killing had simply begun...
Weaving jointly characters from his nationwide bestsellers Point of Impact and Dirty White Boys, Stephen Hunter's gripping mystery builds to a thrilling climax--and an explosion of gunfire that blasts open the secrets and techniques of 2 generations.
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