Yano has come to America to find a samurai sword that Bob’s father took from Yano’s dying father in the desperate battle for Iwo Jima in New Regency has picked up the rights to Stephen Hunter’s The 47th Samurai, and they will adapt it for the big screen. It will be retitled The. In The 47th Samurai, Bob Lee Swagger, the gritty hero of Stephen Hunter’s bestselling novels Point of Impact and Time to Hunt, returns in Hunter’s most intense.

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How to write a great review. And to do so, he throws himself into the world of the samurai, Tokyo’s dark, criminal yakuza underworld, and the unwritten rules of Japanese culture. He 47tth that compulsion for detail to the samurai sword, its history and its place in Japanese society over the centuries.

I’ll have to discuss that un I’m sure that some will read this book and rate it lower than I have Bob Lee Swagger series. May 05, Bennie rated it really liked it Shelves: Another synopsis laden rev Bob Lee Swagger is getting long in the tooth. This is the third good book I’ve read in the series by Hunter, and he’s become one of my favorite authors. Rogers of your local skid row. After a couple of hours of thinking “umm Mar 20, CD rated it liked it Shelves: Another synopsis laden review that debates the merits and weakness of plot elements and arguing the ‘factual accuracy or failures’ is not required.


So, an action book that sets up a Thanks for telling us about the problem. Must redeem within 90 days. Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles. If Swagger hopes to stop them, he must be willing not only to die but also to kill. Things get better somewhere in the middle of book. Those who read this story need to keep in mind that is that, a story.

The narration by Buck Schirner is a perfect match for Stephen Hunter’s writing, and the result is pure, unadulterated entertainment. Swagger’s allies, hard-as-nails, American-born Susan Okada and the brave, cocaine-dealing tabloid journalist Nick Yamamoto, help him move through this strange, glittering, and ominous world from the shady bosses of the seamy Kabukicho district to officials in the highest echelons of the Japanese government, but in the end, he is on his own and will succeed only if he can learn that to survive samurai, you must become samurai.

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Suddenly Bob is at the center of a series of terrible crimes he barely understands but vows to avenge. The eighth novel in one of the greatest sequences of action thrillers of our time.

While the action builds to the inevitable climax, the joy of the journey will keep readers turning the pages. If you are a Hunter fan, you’ll like this book. We appreciate your feedback. See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. Jun 22, Nate rated it it was ok. Nov 08, Adam Francomb rated it really liked it. It turns out that the priceless sword has a tremendous historical and cultural background which elements of the Japanese Yakuza wish to use to get one of their number elected as Premier.


Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! Now aside from the fact that this could never happen, it leads to a pretty good fight scene directly introducing Bob’s duel with the hit man. The story sounds absolutely believable in a technical sense the plot is, of course, a different thing and raises the reader’s interest in the intricacies of Japan’s long and complicated tradition Samurai warriors and the nation’s love of swords.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. This audiobook can be listened to on: I am looking forward to getting to know more of his works. What is so eye rolling about this book? Sep 17, Dan Cotter rated it really liked it. This one was a few steps too far.

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And ol’ Bob Lee ain’t getting any younger. Again details under a spoiler warning samirai. A good solid read with excellent battle sequences. A decent action thriller with a few interesting twists.

I thoroughly enjoyed it. Swagger will be the hard bitten Marine until the end.