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The Master Sniper by Stephen Hunter
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In the spring of 1945, Lieutenant-Colonel Repp, the titular sharpshooter of this compelling thriller, has been charged by his Nazi superiors in the collapsing Third Reich to commit a particularly despicable assassination. Aided by the deadly creativity of German military engineering, Repp, a cold-blooded killer, hones his skills on hapless death camp inmates before embarking on his mission, which will imprint the dark ideals of Nazism on the postwar world. It falls to Jim Leets, an American small-arms intelligence agent, to unravel the mystery of Repp's new weaponry and sinister assignment. With his fully realized characters, from the depressed but determined sleuth Leets to the ruthlessly dutiful Repp, Hunter (Black Light) has crafted an engrossing and vividly written tale that touches on the nascent Zionist movement and Allied indifference to the Holocaust on its intriguing path to a tense and satisfying climax.
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William Morrow Unc. Proof Wraps edition, Date published 1980, 307 pages
Prepublication working title was "The Anger of the Sniper". Later copies of the uncorrected proof may have had the working title crossed out and the final title written in by hand. Book distributed in red paper wraps, stating contents as UNCORRECTED BOUND PROOFS BOUND FOR YOUR REVIEWING CONVENIENCE. Search for other copies
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