By Stephen Hunter

Targeted - Stephen Hunter
  • Release Date: 2022-01-18
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 442 Ratings


Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Stephen Hunter returns with a taut, white-knuckled thriller featuring master sniper Bob Lee Swagger as he protects a group of political hostages during a perilous standoff and once again proves his title of “true American literary icon” (Mark Greaney, author of Mission Critical).

After his successful takedown of a dangerous terrorist, Bob Lee Swagger learns that no good deed goes unpunished. Summoned to court by the United States Congress, Swagger is accused of reckless endangerment by a hardheaded anti-gun congresswoman. But what begins as political posturing soon turns deadly when the auditorium where the committee is being held is attacked.

Swagger, the congresswoman, and numerous bystanders and reporters are taken hostage by a group of violent operatives. Soon, the very people who had accused him are depending on him to save their lives. Trapped in the auditorium and still struggling with injuries from his last assignment, Swagger must rely on his instincts, his shooting skills, and the help of a mysterious rogue sniper on the outside in order to ensure that everyone makes it out alive.

A heart-pounding and crackling action-packed novel, Targeted proves that Stephen Hunter is “a true master at the pinnacle of his craft. No one does it better” (Jack Carr, Former Navy SEAL Sniper and author of The Terminal List).


  • Very well done! Bravo.

    By missing Parker
    Very well written and a very good read. Bravo.
  • PSK84

    By PSK84
    I wasn’t crazy about this book. Lots of filler and a fairly weak storyline. A little disappointed as I love the Swagger series.
  • Awful

    Like quite a few other reviewers, I could not force myself to get to the end of the book. I tried. I really did. To be fair I thought the story was decent. The style of writing was so annoying that I gave up. His cutesy writing interfered with me getting “lost” in the story. For example (not a book quote) His head was shaped like a football , beat up basketball, soccer ball, medevil helmet, blob of play dough. The repetition was madding.
  • A delightful romp!

    By Garden Gate Reviews
    Caricature at its finest! While the author certainly makes his biases known, I found the writing to be sparkling, fun and certain characterizations to be deeply insightful.
  • Targeted

    By boots saddle
    Silly little book about an American hero. Waded through about half and gave up. Have read a number of Swaggart books, but this one stinks. Save your money.
  • Targeted

    By nahbdre
    It becomes so predictable that it just gets annoying. One of very few books I could not finish.
  • Great

    By AtomicCoug
  • Targeted

    By Marine Chick
    Truly a fascinating read. Brilliantly composed.