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 severe and unique mystery to this point.
Bob Lee Swagger and Philip Yano are certain jointly through a unmarried second at Iwo Jima, 1945, whilst their fathers, courageous opponents on contrary facets, met within the bloody and chaotic conflict for the island. basically Earl Swagger survived.
greater than sixty years later, Yano involves the United States to honor the legacy of his heroic father by way of improving the sword he utilized in the conflict. His seek has led him to silly 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 supplies it to Yano in Tokyo. On inspection, they realize that it's not a regular WWII blade, yet a mythical shin-shinto katana, an artifact of the country. it's worthwhile yet worthy killing for. unexpectedly 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 area of the samurai, Tokyo's darkish, legal yakuza underworld, and the unwritten principles of jap 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 international from the shady bosses of the seamy Kabukicho district to officers within the maximum echelons of the japanese executive, yet finally, he's on his personal and should be successful provided that he can research that to outlive samurai, you need 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 without any consideration is that money, strength, and intercourse can force males of all nationalities to grotesque extremes. If Swagger hopes to forestall them, he needs to be keen not just to die but in addition to kill.