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The 47th samurai : a Bob Lee Swagger novel, Stephen Hunter

Label
The 47th samurai : a Bob Lee Swagger novel
Title
The 47th samurai
Title remainder
a Bob Lee Swagger novel
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Hunter
Title variation
Forty-seventh samurai
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bob Lee Swagger and Philip Yano are bound together by a single moment at Iwo Jima, 1945, when their fathers, two brave fighters on opposite sides, met in the bloody and chaotic battle for the island. Only Earl Swagger survived. More than sixty years later, Yano comes to America to honor the legacy of his heroic father by recovering the sword he used in the battle. His search has led him to Crazy Horse, Idaho, where Bob Lee, ex-marine and Vietnam veteran, has settled into a restless retirement and immediately pledges himself to Yano's quest. Bob Lee finds the sword and delivers it to Yano in Tokyo. On inspection, they discover that it is not a standard WWII blade, but a legendary shin-shinto katana, an artifact of the nation. It is priceless but worth killing for. Suddenly Bob is at the center of a series of terrible crimes he barely understands but vows to avenge. And to do so, he throws himself into the world of the samurai, Tokyo's dark, criminal yakuza underworld, and the unwritten rules of Japanese culture. Swagger's allies, hard-as-nails, American-born Susan Okada and the brave, cocaine-dealing tabloid journalist Nick Yamamoto, help him move through this strange, glittering, and ominous world from the shady bosses of the seamy Kabukicho district to officials in the highest echelons of the Japanese government, but in the end, he is on his own and will succeed only if he can learn that to survive samurai, you must become samurai
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hunter, Stephen
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.U494
LC item number
A615 2007
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Swagger, Earl (Fictitious character)
  • Swagger, Bob Lee (Fictitious character)
  • Murder
  • Tokyo (Japan)
Label
The 47th samurai : a Bob Lee Swagger novel, Stephen Hunter
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9780743238090
Lccn
2007006627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
M
System control number
  • BK0007082800
  • 1090861
Label
The 47th samurai : a Bob Lee Swagger novel, Stephen Hunter
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9780743238090
Lccn
2007006627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
M
System control number
  • BK0007082800
  • 1090861

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