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 struggle weeps for the 1st time given that he used to be a child. His tears are for the daddy taken from him 4 many years sooner than in a dangerous 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 set to explode.
For Bob Lee Swagger, the realm replaced on that sizzling day in Blue Eye, Arkansas, whilst neighborhood boys rode armed and wild in a '55 Fairlane convertible. Swagger's father, Earl, a country trooper, used to be investigating the brutal homicide of a tender girl that day. By dead night Earl Swagger lay lifeless in a abandoned cornfield.
Now Bob Lee desires answers. He desires to comprehend the reality at the back of the shoot -out that took his father's lifestyles, a secret buried in 40 years of lies. Because for Bob Lee Swagger, the killing did not 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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