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 so much extreme and unique mystery thus far.
Bob Lee Swagger and Philip Yano are certain jointly through a unmarried second at Iwo Jima, 1945, while their fathers, courageous combatants on contrary aspects, 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 through getting better 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 unearths the sword and grants it to Yano in Tokyo. On inspection, they notice that it isn't a typical WWII blade, yet a mythical shin-shinto katana, an artifact of the kingdom. it truly is necessary yet worthy killing for. without warning Bob is on the middle of a sequence of bad crimes he slightly is aware yet vows to avenge. And to take action, he throws himself into the realm of the samurai, Tokyo's darkish, legal yakuza underworld, and the unwritten ideas of eastern tradition.
Swagger's allies, hard-as-nails, American-born Susan Okada and the courageous, cocaine-dealing tabloid journalist Nick Yamamoto, support 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 in any case, he's on his personal and should be successful provided that he can examine that to outlive samurai, you want to develop into samurai.
because the plot races and the violence escalates, it turns into transparent ruthless conspiracy is in position, and the one factor that may be taken with no consideration is that money, energy, and intercourse can force males of all nationalities to grotesque extremes. If Swagger hopes to forestall them, he has to be prepared not just to die but additionally to kill.