G-man / Stephen Hunter.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: When Bob Lee Swagger, now in Idaho, finally sells the land he owned in Arkansas, the developers begin to tear down the old homestead and uncover a steel case hidden in the foundation. The case contains a batch of 1934 memorabilia a much-corroded FBI badge, a .45 automatic preserved in cosmoline, a gun clip, and a cryptic diagram, all belonging to Charles Swagger. Bob never knew his grandfather Charles, who died before he was he born, and his father Earl refuses to mention him. Fascinated by this new information, Bob is driven to find out what happened to his grandfather, and why his own father, whom he worshiped, never spoke of Charles. But as he investigates further, Bob learns that someone is following him, someone with his own obsession of finding out what Charles Swagger left behind.
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      HUNTER, S. G-man. [s. l.]: Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017. ISBN 9780399574603. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.528773. Acesso em: 19 fev. 2020.
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      Hunter S. G-Man. Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.528773. Accessed February 19, 2020.
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      Hunter, S. (2017). G-man. Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.
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      Hunter, Stephen. 2017. G-Man. A Bob Lee Swagger Novel. Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.528773.
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      Hunter, S. (2017) G-man. Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC (A Bob Lee Swagger novel). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.528773 (Accessed: 19 February 2020).
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      Hunter, S 2017, G-man, A Bob Lee Swagger novel, Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, viewed 19 February 2020, .
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      Hunter, Stephen. G-Man. Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.528773.
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      Hunter, Stephen. G-Man. A Bob Lee Swagger Novel. Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.528773.
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      Hunter S. G-man [Internet]. Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC; 2017 [cited 2020 Feb 19]. (A Bob Lee Swagger novel). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.528773


Booklist Reviews 2017 March #2

*Starred Review* Just as Hunter brilliantly used parallel narratives in The 47th Samurai (2007) to follow master Vietnam sniper Bob Lee Swagger's investigation into how a revered samurai sword came to be in his father Earl's possession, so in the latest Swagger novel, he employs another found artifact—a strongbox containing, among other things, a federal lawman's badge—to set Bob Lee on the trail of his long-dead grandfather Charles, about whom Bob Lee knows nothing. That federal badge leads Bob Lee to the revelation that Charles, in the thirties, had been a G-man in Chicago, engaged in the hunt for John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Baby Face Nelson, public enemies one through three. Jumping seamlessly between past and present, Hunter re-creates the fascinating Depression-era story of how bank robbers became populist heroes, offering in the process a truly compelling character in Charles, a man burdened not only by his inflexible sense of honor but also by a secret residing deep in his soul. And, of course, there's a modern story, too: Bob Lee is being tracked by a bizarre crew of crooks who know about the strongbox and think it's the key to a fortune. Lots going on here, but Hunter fits the parts as snugly as Bob Lee reassembling a rifle. Yes, we know Hunter writes gun violence as realistically and meticulously as anyone in the business, but what we forget is that he builds character with equal precision. This is an outstanding thriller on every level. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2017 January #1

In this latest in the New York Times best-selling series, Bob Lee Swagger has a secret family history to follow up after uncovering a box containing his never-mentioned grandfather's FBI badge, a .45 automatic, and a mysterious diagram.

Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

LJ Reviews 2017 February #2

At 71, Bob Lee Swagger no longer has the physical skills that made him a sniper and expert shooter, so he turns to investigating the mystery of his grandfather Charles's life. In tearing down the family home in Arkansas, Bob finds a lockbox containing a .45 pistol and a crude map. Much research and finally a hidden memoir reveal that Charles had played a brief but major role in the nascent FBI's 1934 pursuit of John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, and especially the notorious killer, Baby Face Nelson. As in the earlier Sniper's Honor, Hunter alternates between 1934 and the present, carefully using historical events and people while inserting Charles, also a veteran sniper, to train the feds in the necessary shooting skills. The verisimilitude of his Thirties portrayal vividly shows the Depression-era appeal of bank robbers vs. the government. VERDICT In this ninth entry in the "Bob Lee Swagger" series, Hunter displays his trademark skills in character development, a fascination with firearms, pulp fiction dialog, and an action-packed plot. Fans of Lee Child or Tom Clancy may join the many Swagger followers in enjoying this tale of violence and moral anxiety. [See Prepub Alert, 11/21/16.]—Roland Person, formerly with Southern Illinois Univ. Lib., Carbondale

Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2017 March #1

Hunter's outstanding 10th Bob Lee Swagger novel (after 2014's Sniper's Honor) takes readers back to the gangster days of the 1930s. In the present, Swagger investigates the murky past of his grandfather, Charles, a hard, taciturn man who spent most of his life as the sheriff of Polk County, Ark. Flashbacks reveal that Charles was also a skilled marksman who took a leading role in the Justice Department's 1934 manhunt for bank robbers John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, and, most importantly, the frighteningly violent Les Gillis (aka Baby Face Nelson). The problem for Swagger is the lack of any record of Charles ever working as a G-man, though there's ample rumor and hearsay that he was deeply immersed in the campaign to hunt down and kill the outlaws. Hunter's skilled ear for dialogue and idiom has never been better, and some of the action scenes—especially a chapter describing the famous robbery of the Merchants National Bank in South Bend, Ind., on June 30, 1934—are as elegant as they are disturbing. Eight-city author tour. Agent: Esther Newberg, ICM. (May)

Copyright 2017 Publisher Weekly.