Bob Lee Swagger, one of the deadliest snipers the US has ever produced, has put most of the demons of his past behind him, but t the forty-year-old killing of his father in a sensational shoot out. He returns to his roots, to find out exactly what happened that night in 1955 in Blue Eye, Arkansas. Against him is a shadowy enemy, corrupted by the secret of the older Swagger's death. As the two circle each other they close, inevitably, to a final explosive confrontation that will blast the secrets of two generations wide open.
Stephen Hunter is the author of eleven novels, including Hot Springs, Pale Horse Coming, Black Light, Time to Hunt and Dirty White Boys. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.