The Third Bullet (Bob Lee Swagger)

By Stephen Hunter

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

New York occasions and united states at the present time bestselling writer STEPHEN HUNTER takes on some of the most surprising crimes in American background while his celebrated hero ex-Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger follows the smallest trace of a bring about its excellent conclusion—about the fateful 3rd bullet that ended the lifetime of President John F. Kennedy. . . .

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A few humans declare with no proof that it was once one of many 9 or is it twelve capturing websites that the CIA, Sears, Roebuck, the Canadian Air strength, and Proctor and Gamble utilized in their conspiracy. All in all, it’s no longer a lot. ” Bob nodded. “But it lingers,” she persevered. “For the Engineer, quite. He can’t get it out of his brain. you notice why, don’t you? ” “The Hoppe’s means that anyone had have to fresh a rifle, which implies the presence of a rifle. and you'll imagine the juice used to be one way or the other spilled or leaked onto the coat through the cleansing procedure. however the coat was once rigorously hidden, as though whoever had spilled the Hoppe’s, with its chemical odor, didn’t wish it uncovered to the general public eye or nostril. plenty of fogeys in Texas may realize it without delay, together with so much policemen. It was once the common gun purifier then. All this might have occurred on or round November 22, 1963. There’s your lingering. It places a rifle the place there ain’t been one. however it is skinny. It’s actual skinny. ” “It will get thinner. a couple of extra years cross. The Engineer doesn’t comprehend what to do approximately it. He’s no dummy; he will get how skinny it really is too, approach too skinny to take to legislation enforcement. Then he reads a booklet. The booklet is named Shootout on Pennsylvania. It used to be written by way of my husband and a chum. It’s the tale of an assassination test on Harry Truman in 1950 that ended up in a gunfight in the course of the road in the course of the day in the course of downtown Washington, correct throughout from the White residence. males lifeless, 3 wounded. nearly completely forgotten. anyways, the Engineer reads the publication. He reads particularly a few mystery provider agent named Floyd Barring, who was once answerable for the watch at Blair condo, the place the struggle occurred, and used to be thought of the hero. He shot one of many undesirable men within the head and took him down and perhaps kept Harry Truman’s lifestyles. The Engineer unearths from the publication that Floyd remains to be alive and that, 13 years after being a hero in Washington, he used to be the agent answerable for the key carrier develop social gathering for the Dallas journey, and was once in Dallas for the assassination and testified sooner than the Warren fee and all that. The Engineer takes a shine to Floyd, who turns out upright, good, hardworking, dedicated. when you consider that Floyd is retired but invested within the assassination, he feels like a candidate to listen to the Engineer’s story. So here’s the 1st letter: the Engineer writes to Floyd and info every thing i've got laid out to you. ” “You by no means learn the letter, even if. ” “Not even shut. I’m telling you kind of what I later heard from Jim while I wasn’t listening not easy. ” Swagger nodded, seeing the previous agent getting the thick packet from an unknown individual in Dallas and slowly contemplating its contents. “What did this mystery provider man do? ” “For no matter what cause, not anything. actually, he most likely threw it out. loopy Kennedy bullshit, you recognize the drill. He was once ill of it, as he’d figured in a few theories too, and he didn’t love it. He was once additionally in ailing overall healthiness, dwelling in a geriatric condo in Silver Spring, mourning the dying of his spouse, and knew he didn’t have a lot time.

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