Dead zero: a Bob Lee Swagger novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
New York : Simon & Schuster, [2010].
Central Adult Fiction
Shirlington Adult Fiction
Call Number
Last Check-In
Central Adult Fiction
Mar 27, 2019
Central Adult Fiction
Due Dec 28, 2019
Shirlington Adult Fiction
Sep 19, 2019
From New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Hunter comes a thriller that plunges deep into the world of high-tech national security, the hearts and minds of those who kill for duty, and the latest mission for veteran sniper Bob Lee Swagger— who may have finally met the only man who can outshoot him.

Who killed Whiskey 2-2?

And why won’t it stay dead?

A marine sniper team on a mission in tribal territories on the Afghan-Pakistan border, Whiskey 2-2 is ambushed by professionals using the latest high-tech shooting gear. Badly wounded, the team’s sole survivor, Gunnery Sergeant Ray Cruz, aka “the Cruise Missile,” is determined to finish his job. He almost succeeds when a mystery blast terminates his enterprise, leaving a thirty-foot crater where a building used to be—and where Sergeant Cruz was meant to be hiding.

Months pass. Ray’s target, an Afghan warlord named Ibrahim Zarzi, sometimes called “The Beheader,” becomes an American asset in the region and beyond, beloved by State, the Administration, and the Agency. He arrives in Washington for consecration as Our Man in Kabul. But so does a mysterious radio transmission, in last year’s code. It’s from Whiskey 2-2.



Is Ray Cruz back? Has he gone rogue, is he insane, or just insanely angry? Will he succeed, though his antagonists now include the CIA, the FBI, and the same crew of bad boys that nearly killed him in Zabol province? Not to mention Bob Lee Swagger and a beautiful CIA agent named Susan Okada who gives Swagger more than just a patriotic reason to take the case.

Swagger, the legendary hero of seven of Hunter’s novels from Point of Impact to last year’s bestselling I, Sniper, is recruited by the FBI to stop the Cruise Missile from reaching his target. The problem is that the more Swagger learns about what happened in Zabol, the more he questions the U.S. government’s support of Zarzi and the more he identifies with Cruz as hunter instead of prey.

With its hallmark accuracy on modern killing technologies, Dead Zero features an older, more contemplative Swagger, but never lets up on the razor-sharp dialogue, vivid characterizations, extraordinary action scenes, and dazzling prose that define Hunter’s landmark series. And with this installment, the stunning revelations— both political and private—will leave readers begging for more long after the last bullet finds its way home.

More Details
Physical Desc:
406 pages ; 24.
1439138656, 9781439138656
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
APA Citation (style guide)

Hunter, S. (2010). Dead zero: a Bob Lee Swagger novel. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hunter, Stephen, 1946-. 2010. Dead Zero: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hunter, Stephen, 1946-, Dead Zero: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hunter, Stephen. Dead Zero: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
Go To GroupedWork

Record Information

Last Sierra Extract TimeDec 07, 2019 11:13:04 AM
Last File Modification TimeDec 07, 2019 11:13:14 AM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeDec 07, 2019 11:13:07 AM

MARC Record

LEADER01746cam a2200421Ka 4500
008100311t20102010nyu           000 f eng d
020 |a 1439138656|q cm
020 |a 9781439138656
035 |a (OCoLC)555641583
040 |a BTCTA|b eng|c BTCTA|d YDXCP|d FN4|d UtOrBLW
049 |a VIAC
09204|a F HUNTE
1001 |a Hunter, Stephen,|d 1946-|0
24510|a Dead zero :|b a Bob Lee Swagger novel /|c Stephen Hunter.
264 1|a New York :|b Simon & Schuster,|c [2010]
264 4|c ©2010.
300 |a 406 pages ;|c 24.
336 |a text|b txt|2 rdacontent.
337 |a unmediated|b n|2 rdamedia.
338 |a volume|b nc|2 rdacarrier.
4901 |a A Bob Lee Swagger novel.
650 0|a Swagger, Bob Lee (Fictitious character)|v Fiction.
8001 |a Hunter, Stephen,|d 1946-|t Bob Lee Swagger novel.|0
898 |a English qEnglish.
898 |a qBook.
898 |a qFiction.
907 |a .b13472951|b 10-01-19|c 01-25-11
998 |a (2)caf|a saf|b 08-02-18|c m|d a |e -|f eng|g nyu|h 0
910 |a 5303206
903 |a OCLC Holdings Updated 20110802
905 |a MARS
994 |a C0|b VIA
989 |g 1|i 202036231278|j 0|k 12-28-19|l caf |o -|p $26.00|q -|r -|s - |t 1|e 12-07-2019 11:11|d 05-17-2019 10:51|h 05-01-2019 17:50|u 45|v 11|w 1|x 2|y .i15052837|z 01-26-11
989 |g 1|i 202036231155|j 0|k  - - |l caf |o -|p $26.00|q -|r -|s - |t 1|e  - - |d 03-27-2019 20:43|h 03-07-2019 20:15|u 24|v 8|w 0|x 2|y .i15052886|z 01-26-11
989 |g 1|i 202036230363|j 0|k  - - |l saf |o -|p $26.00|q -|r -|s - |t 1|e  - - |d 09-19-2019 10:21|h 08-31-2019 12:31|u 33|v 7|w 1|x 2|y .i15052898|z 01-26-11