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Depression-era outlaws blaze their way back to life in Stephen Hunter's latest thriller

Past and present intertwine as Vietnam War veteran Bob Lee Swagger goes on the trail of his family's violent past.

Hunter's descriptions of the shootouts evoke the war reporting of Stephen Crane and Ernest Hemingway.

"MAN, I bet that bad boy has a story to tell," a man says after a demolition crew finds a pristine .45 automatic under an old house.

Indeed, that .45 has a mean story to tell, as do other guns, guns and more guns in Stephen Hunter's ambling saga, G-Man.

Hunter follows the story...

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