Order of Bob Lee Swagger Books
Bob Lee Swagger is the recurring character created by Stephen Hunter. A veteran of Vietnam, Bob Lee is the deadliest sniper in the world, and you can be assured that whenever Bob Lees around, trouble will be too.
The Bob Lee series of books was initially created as a trilogy, however due to the demands of fans, Bob Lee would return for four more books 9 years after the original trilogy was over. Below is the order of all the Bob Lee books:
Publication Order of Bob Lee Swagger Books
|Point of Impact||(1993)|
|Time to Hunt||(1998)|
|The 47th Samurai||(2007)|
|Night of Thunder||(2008)|
|The Third Bullet||(2013)|
Chronological Order of Bob Lee Swagger Books
The reading order of the Bob Lee Swagger books is the same as the publication order. Time to Hunt features flashbacks to Bob Lee’s time during the war, however it is still recommended you read that after Black Light.
As an additional note, it’s recommended that you read Dirty White Boys after Point of Impact and before Black Light. While Bob Lee isn’t in Dirty White Boys, numerous characters are that also appear in Black Light, and it’s a lot better knowing their backstory.
There are also three books featuring Earl Swagger. Although not necessary, you may want to read those books prior to starting the Bob Lee books. There will be no spoilers in those books and also not too much foreshadowing; the books generally standalone from the Bob Lee series despite the family connection.