By Stephen Hunter
In The forty seventh Samurai, Bob Lee Swagger, the gritty hero of Stephen Hunter's bestselling novels Point of Impact and Time to Hunt, returns in Hunter's such a lot excessive and unique mystery to this point.
Bob Lee Swagger and Philip Yano are certain jointly through a unmarried second at Iwo Jima, 1945, while their fathers, courageous combatants on contrary facets, met within the bloody and chaotic conflict for the island. in basic terms Earl Swagger survived.
greater than sixty years later, Yano involves the United States to honor the legacy of his heroic father by way of recuperating the sword he utilized in the conflict. His seek has led him to mad Horse, Idaho, the place Bob Lee, ex-marine and Vietnam veteran, has settled right into a stressed retirement and instantly pledges himself to Yano's quest.
Bob Lee reveals the sword and gives you it to Yano in Tokyo. On inspection, they notice that it isn't a customary WWII blade, yet a mythical shin-shinto katana, an artifact of the state. it really is precious yet worthy killing for. all of sudden Bob is on the heart of a sequence of negative crimes he slightly is familiar with yet vows to avenge. And to take action, he throws himself into the realm of the samurai, Tokyo's darkish, felony yakuza underworld, and the unwritten principles of eastern tradition.
Swagger's allies, hard-as-nails, American-born Susan Okada and the courageous, cocaine-dealing tabloid journalist Nick Yamamoto, aid him go through this unusual, glittering, and ominous global from the shady bosses of the seamy Kabukicho district to officers within the maximum echelons of the japanese govt, yet finally, he's on his personal and may prevail provided that he can research that to outlive samurai, you need to turn into samurai.
because the plot races and the violence escalates, it turns into transparent ruthless conspiracy is in position, and the single factor that may be taken without any consideration is that money, energy, and intercourse can force males of all nationalities to ugly extremes. If Swagger hopes to prevent them, he needs to be keen not just to die but additionally to kill.