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Front sight : three Swagger novellas / Stephen Hunter.

Hunter, Stephen, 1946- (author.). Hunter, Stephen, 1946- Container of (work) City of meat. (Added Author). Hunter, Stephen, 1946- Container of (work) Johnny Tuesday. (Added Author). Hunter, Stephen, 1946- Container of (work) Five dolls for the gut hook. (Added Author).

Three thrilling new stories, three generations of iconic Swagger men, three chances to save their cities-- and their souls. In City of Meat, Charles Swagger is on the hunt for Baby Face Nelson when a tip takes him to the Chicago stockyards. There, a brutal assault leads him to suspect the presence of a narcotics ring with plans to spread a dangerous new drug through the slums. Will Charles be able to stop it before it kills dozens? Or is he in over his head on Chicago's dark streets? Earl Swagger investigates a violent bank robbery in Johnny Tuesday that left two dead and a fortune missing in a small tobacco town in Maryland. At every turn, however, he's met with silence and hostility from the townsfolk, which makes sense when he uncovers municipal corruption, working-class exploitation, gang politics, jaded aristocrats, scheming gamblers, a hitman, a femme fatale, and a whole bunch of men with guns. Luckily, Earl has brought his own guns in this unputdownable noir mystery. Finally, in Five Dolls for the Gut Hook, Bob Lee Swagger is back from Vietnam nearly broken over good men lost for nothing. He's turned hard down that whiskey road. But one afternoon he's awakened from his nightmares by two men with a horror-movie problem. A butcher has begun to prey on the city's young women. Hot Springs Homicide is baffled. "I'm a sniper," says Bob, "not a detective." "But," comes the reply, "you are the son and grandson of two of the greatest detectives this state has ever produced." On that premise alone, Bob joins the search. Using his sniper's mind, Swagger is able to see things others have missed, drawing ever closer to a showdown-- while hunting his own salvation.

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  • ISBN: 9781668030363 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1668030365 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 466 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books, 2024.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
City of meat -- Johnny Tuesday -- Five dolls for the gut hook
Subject: Swagger, Earl (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Swagger, Bob Lee (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Swagger, Charles (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Gangsters > Illinois > Chicago > Fiction.
Generations > Family > Fiction.
Drug traffic > Illinois > Chicago > Fiction.
Bank robberies > Fiction.
Snipers > Fiction.
Veterans > Fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) > Fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.


  • 1 current hold with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Allentown Public Library HUNTER, STEPHEN (Text) 34455007067636 New Adult Fiction Available -
Bethlehem Main Library f (Text) 33062009831620 New Adult Fiction Checked Out 03/07/2024

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