Who is Bob Lee Swagger?


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Bob Lee Swagger is a fictional character created by Stephen Hunter. In Hunter's novels, Swagger is a deadly sniper and a veteran of the Vietnam War, having suffered a significant hip injury in combat, which often factors into the story.

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As of December 2015, Hunter has written nine novels featuring Swagger, with the first, "Point of Impact," released in 1993. He released the most recent novel in the series, "Sniper's Honor," in 2014. Other novels featuring Swagger include "Black Light," "Time to Hunt" and "The 47th Samurai." In 2007, "Point of Impact" was adapted into a film, "Shooter," which starred Mark Wahlberg as Swagger.

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