Selected by Jeanne Goodrich, executive director for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District.
I, Sniper (Simon & Schuster, 2009) is the latest in the Bob Lee Swagger series about a Vietnam-era Marine sniper who gets pulled into amazingly complex and devious situations that require his skill and cunning. Written by award-winning film critic Stephen Hunter, these thrillers have something for everyone: exciting, don’t-see-it-coming plotting; technical detail about guns, gun sights and bullets; and strong character development. If you’re new to this series, start with Point of Impact (Bantam, 1993). The series backtracks in later books to earlier points in Bob Lee’s and his father Earl Swagger lives.