The 47th Samurai

The 47th Samurai

[a Bob Lee Swagger Novel]

Downloadable Audiobook - 2007
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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.
Publisher: [Grand Haven, Mich.] : Brilliance Audio, 2007.
ISBN: 9781597109383
159710938X
Branch Call Number: ONLINE
Additional Contributors: Schirner, Buck
Alternative Title: Forty-seventh samurai

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