The Third Bullet (Bob Lee Swagger Series #8)

The Third Bullet (Bob Lee Swagger Series #8)

by Stephen Hunter
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The Third Bullet (Bob Lee Swagger Series #8) by Stephen Hunter

Former marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger investigates one of the most enduring controversies of our time—the JFK assassination—in this New York Times bestselling “terrific thriller” (Booklist, starred review).

Bestselling author Stephen Hunter takes on one of the most shocking crimes in American history when his celebrated hero ex-Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger follows the smallest hint of a lead to its staggering conclusion—about the fateful third bullet that ended the life of President John F. Kennedy. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451640229
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 10/22/2013
Series: Bob Lee Swagger Series , #8
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 181,546
Product dimensions: 4.58(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Stephen Hunter has written eighteen 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, American Gunfight. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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The Third Bullet 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 80 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The second person format for much of book was different than I expected and it was slower reading than other Swagger Series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been a Swagger fan for a long time. king This book was dull and boring. I could not even finish it. Far too much side tracking and little Swagger action. Hope the next one is more like the "old" Swagger.
jkmsi More than 1 year ago
My husband and I are big Stephen Hunter fans. As soon as one of his books come out we can't wait to get our hands on it to read. So of course we were ex cited  for The Third Bullet. However, I couldn't even make myself finish this book. The book was too wrought with details and other information that made the story boring. I hoped that as I continued through the book that it would get better but it didn't. I finally started reading the book from the back to the front to try and get myself engaged. Didn't happen. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't listen to the negative naysayers about this book. I did at first- and bypassed it. However, I read a review on a JFK website- and decided to read the sample. I was hooked! I have read about 150 pages- which is why I only gave 4 stars. And, already I am dreading when I get to the end-because I don't want it to end. Such a page turner! However, I am very interested in the JFK murder. If you are not, it may not hold your interest.
231lc More than 1 year ago
I have read sixteen of Hunter's books and highly rate most of them. This was a total disappointment. I quit a little after half way - little of Swagger, dull and boring.
Zenbion More than 1 year ago
I gave up after 70-80 pages. Had no clue where the story arc was or where it was going. Couldn't keep the characters straight. The premise had me very interested, but the writing never pulled me in enough to finish the book. Maybe his other books are better, but this one didn't work for me.
cgm1952 More than 1 year ago
boring, boring, boring. Slow moving and WAY too much technical info. This could have been a good book based on the subject matter but ended up just being a boring, slow moving novel. I still hope that I can finish it but if the next book I ordered is released before I finish I will probably just dump this one.
lgken More than 1 year ago
I normally like Hunter's Bob Lee Swagger novels but this one is far from the best one. The problem is the novel is dull, dull, dull. Very little action happens in the course of the story. Most of the book details the investigation Swagger does into who really shot JFK. However this is the dull legwork that any sensible author summarized in a short paragraph. But the nature of this book requires Hunter go into great detail about what Swagger does and finds. The result is chapter after chapter of not much of anything happening. Not recommended unless you have trouble falling asleep.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a big Stephen Hunter fan and in particular the Bob Lee Swagger Series, but this book was very difficult to read and extremely boring. Sorry that I bought it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mediocre ... Unfortunately..the pace was to slow and conclusions easily derived at. Moreover..there was far too little action to keep my interest. I hope Swagger has one more good adventure left in him.
Upstater2 More than 1 year ago
I am not especially interested in the JFK assassination, but I am a big fan of Stephen Hunter and especially of Bob Lee Swagger. I was not bored by this Swagger novel, but I have two objections. First, Swagger's wife and Donnie Fenn's widow is named Julie, not "Jen" as Hunter says in this book. "Jennifer" was Swagger's mother's name. Second, a large portion of this novel is told in the first person by a deluded Hugh Meacham. That's a clever literary ploy to let us know what is going on that Swagger doesn't know about, but I did not enjoy spending that much time inside the mind of a twisted person.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all the books in this series and couldn't put them down. This one was so boring I didn't even finish it.
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I did not purchase a Bob Lee Swagart book to get a half baked plot with most Swagart content taken from earlier books. I won''t purchase another.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the worst authors I've ever read. He writes like a student trying to be an author. Very difficult to get through this book. Way too much description, scanned through much of the book. Used words not normally used in everyday conversation. Seemed like he was trying to impress... I was not! Would never recommend this author to anyone.
toadspad More than 1 year ago
His last couple books lacked the intensity of his earlier books. Hard to stay interested at times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is going on with this author ?
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RCCnLA More than 1 year ago
But you would expect nothing less from Bob Lee Swagger,would you? While I was in high school when JFK was killed, I never got in to the personality reportedly behind the shooting, Lee Harvey Oswald. Steven Hunter's novel suggests that it would be virtually impossible for Oswald to have murdered the President by himself because the equipment and shooter used were not up to the job. It is a novel, remember, and fans of Bob Lee will find it a page turner.
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