Pulitzer Prize-Winner Stephen Hunter Discusses His New Thriller "G-Man"

Tuesday May 16, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Stephen Hunter is the author of twenty novels and the retired chief film critic for The Washington Post, where he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism. His novels include The Third Bullet, Sniper’s Honor, I, Sniper, I, Ripper, and Point of Impact, which was adapted for film and TV as Shooter. Ryan Philippe currently stars as Bob Lee Swagger on the hit USA Network series.

Join us Stephen Hunter discusses his new book in the Bob Lee Swagger series, G-Man, which finds Bob uncovering his family’s secret tommy gun war with 1930s gangsters like John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson.

The depths of the Depression were marked by an epidemic of bank robberies and the Tommy-gun-toting outlaws who became household names. Hunting them down was the new U.S. Division of Investigation—soon to become the FBI—which was determined to nab the most dangerous gangster this country has ever produced: Lester Gillis, better known as Baby Face Nelson. To stop him, the Bureau recruited the most talented gunman of the time—Charles Swagger, World War I hero and sheriff of Polk County, Arkansas.

Eighty years later, Charles’s grandson Bob Lee Swagger has decided to sell the family homestead, but developers uncover a strongbox hidden in the foundation. Enclosed is an array of memorabilia—a much-corroded federal lawman’s badge, a .45 automatic , a mysterious gun part, and a cryptic diagram. Fascinated, Bob is determined to find out what happened to his deceased grandfather. But as he investigates further, Bob learns that someone is following him, and that someone is sharing his obsession with finding out what Charles Swagger left behind.

Alternating between Bob’s present-day search to uncover his grandfather’s legacy and Charles’s relentless pursuit for the nation’s most notorious outlaw in the Midwest of the 1930s, G-Man is a thrilling, action-packed addition to Stephen Hunter’s bestselling Bob Lee Swagger series.

This event includes a book signing and books will be for sale, courtesy of Literati.