By Stephen Hunter
Only something stands among a son and his father's killer: 40 years of lies...
On a distant Arizona ranch, a guy who has recognized loss, worry, and battle weeps for the 1st time in view that he was once a baby. His tears are for the daddy taken from him 4 many years prior to 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 set to explode.
For Bob Lee Swagger, the area replaced on that sizzling day in Blue Eye, Arkansas, while neighborhood boys rode armed and wild in a '55 Fairlane convertible. Swagger's father, Earl, a country trooper, was once investigating the brutal homicide of a tender lady that day. by way of middle of the night Earl Swagger lay lifeless in a abandoned cornfield.
Now Bob Lee wishes solutions. He desires to recognize 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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