"Hunter is extremely well-versed on guns and ballistics, and Swagger is nothing short of a legend. . . . it'll be catnip to conspiracy-minded readers . . . The whole thing ends with a shootout in rural Connecticut that's so tense you'll burn your dinner rather than stop reading."
"Hunter's action-packed new thriller, "The"Third Bullet" . . . introduces a shockingly plausible alternative to the Lee Harvey Oswald-'lone gunman' explanation."
"For nearly 50 years, the world has been obsessing over the assassination of JFK, from grassy knolls to magic bullets. Finally, though, there's somebody on the case who likes to act more than talk: Bob Lee Swagger. . . . like Stephen King in "11/22/63", Hunter has used the assassination to forge a terrific thriller."
"Bestseller Hunter's solid eighth thriller featuring master sniper Bob Lee Swagger . . . plunges into the byzantine world of conspiracy theory. Hunter develops some new angles on the JFK assassination."
"Some of Hunter's best writing can be found here, along with new revelations about Swagger . . . . Then, of course, there is the investigation into Kennedy's death on that fateful day in Dallas and its conclusions. Hunter raises some thought-provoking questions, and while the 'who' in the equation may still be in doubt, the answers to the 'what' and 'how' may be contained in this work, which is labeled as 'fiction' but could be much more."
"The Swagger novel we've all been waiting for, and the Swagger novel Stephen Hunter was born to write . . . a magnificent thriller--and it might even be true."--Lee Child "#1 New York Times bestselling author of A Wanted Man and The Affair "
"Like an elite sniper, Stephen Hunter zeroes in on one of the most infamous shots ever fired and delivers a mind-bending thriller that answers the question 'What if?' in astonishingly plausible detail. "The Third Bullet" is his best Bob Lee Swagger thriller yet."--Vince Flynn "#1 New York Times bestselling author of Kill Shot "
""The Third Bullet" is as riveting as it is ambitious. It's Stephen Hunter's best so far."--Michael Connelly "#1 New York Times bestselling author of The Drop and The Black Box "
"Stephen Hunter is the bullseye ace of the modern thriller, a cerebral mix of mystery, blood, brutality, treachery and suspense. "The Third Bullet" is Hunter at the absolute apex of his art. Come on--it's time to hunt!"--Stephen Coonts "New York Times bestselling author of The Disciple "