The Master Sniper

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It is the spring of 1945, and the Nazis are  eliminating all the witnesses to their horrible crimes,  including Jews and foreigners remaining in the  prison camps. Kommandant Repp, who is known as a  master sniper, decides to hone his sniping abilities  by taking a little target practice at the  remaining laborers in his own prison camp. But one man  escapes and becomes the key to solving the mystery  of the cold, calculating ...
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Overview

It is the spring of 1945, and the Nazis are  eliminating all the witnesses to their horrible crimes,  including Jews and foreigners remaining in the  prison camps. Kommandant Repp, who is known as a  master sniper, decides to hone his sniping abilities  by taking a little target practice at the  remaining laborers in his own prison camp. But one man  escapes and becomes the key to solving the mystery  of the cold, calculating Kommandmant Repp and his  plans for ending the war.

Repp was  the master sniper whose deadly talent had come to  the notice of British Intelligence as the linchpin  of a desperate Nazi plot to reverse the fortunes  of the Third Reich at the eleventh hour. But what  was the nature of the weapon that Repp was to  aim--and who was to be his last target? Allied  Intelligence officers Leets, from the U.S., and  Outhwaite from England are dispatched to identify and  abort his lethal mission. And when they finally  learn the truth, the Second World War's deadliest  race against time is on....

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"Hunter is a deft craftsman with a sure sense of pace  and scene. He also knows about irony and  sprinkles just a bit over every  corpse."--The Washington  Post

"Mesmerizing  suspense..."--Kirkus

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In the spring of 1945, Lieutenant-Colonel Repp, the titular sharpshooter of this compelling thriller, has been charged by his Nazi superiors in the collapsing Third Reich to commit a particularly despicable assassination. Aided by the deadly creativity of German military engineering, Repp, a cold-blooded killer, hones his skills on hapless death camp inmates before embarking on his mission, which will imprint the dark ideals of Nazism on the postwar world. It falls to Jim Leets, an American small-arms intelligence agent, to unravel the mystery of Repp's new weaponry and sinister assignment. With his fully realized characters, from the depressed but determined sleuth Leets to the ruthlessly dutiful Repp, Hunter (Black Light) has crafted an engrossing and vividly written tale that touches on the nascent Zionist movement and Allied indifference to the Holocaust on its intriguing path to a tense and satisfying climax. (July)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780440221876
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/28/1996
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 290,036
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.87 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Hunter has written fifteen novels. The retired chief film critic for The Washington Post, where he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, he has also published two collections of film criticism and a nonfiction work. He lives in Maryland.

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  • Posted June 22, 2009

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    der Meisterschutze (The Master Sniper)...

    A very good action book, especially if you like WWII stories & snipers!

    The story starts a little slow, flipping back and worth between the German sniper Repp and the American officer Leets and his British counterpart Outhwaithe, but kicks into high gear and never lets up a few chapters in.

    This novel was Stephen Hunter's 1st book, written in 1980. For a 1st novel, its excellent.

    The story / plot of this book is amazing,once you find out what Repp's mission is, it will blow you away, this book should have been a movie long, long ago.

    The Germans have a new weapon "Vampir (Vampire)", a highly sophisticated nightvision apparatus that attaches to a rifle, allowing the shooter to work at night and "Vampir" shoots a special 100 % lead round that makes very little sound when fired. Their is only one "Vampir" and the Germans have got their best man for the job, a German named Repp "der Meisterschutze (The Master Sniper)" as fellow Germans and the Jews know him. Germany is losing the war and its almost over, but Repp has one more mission to complete, a mission that could change the world.

    An American officer named Leets has a hunch that something big is about to happen, he just doesnt know what or who it is, yet!

    Good action, great characters and great storytelling from Stephen Hunter!

    "Dirty White Boys" by Stephen Hunter was entertaining, I think "The Master Sniper" was a little better. Can't wait to read "Point of Impact" next!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2007

    on the mark

    a good thriller, the writer really knows his stuff. a lot more to sniping than just lining someone up in the crosshairs. great ending!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2003

    One of few

    I haven't read many books in my life, but this is at the top of that short list. It is a thrilling story with fantastic plot twist and a ruthless villian.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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