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Night of Thunder: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel (Bob Lee Swagger Novels)

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR STEPHEN HUNTER RETURNS WITH HIS MOST RIVETING BOB LEE SWAGGER VOLUME TO DATE.

Talk about a ride!

Woe unto he who crosses Bob Lee Swagger, especially when his daughter's life is at stake. Forced off the road and into a crash that leaves her in a coma, clinging to life, reporter Nikki Swagger had begun to peel back the onion of a Southernfried conspiracy bubbling with all the angst, resentment, and dysfunction that Dixie gangsters can muster. An ancient, violent crime clan, a possibly corrupt law enforcement structure, gunmen of all stripes and shapes, and deranged evangelicals rear their ugly heads and will live to rue the day they targeted the wrong man's daughter. It's what you call your big-time bad career move. All of it is set against the backdrop of excitement and insanity that only a weeklong NASCAR event can bring to the backwoods of a town as seemingly sleepy as Bristol, Tennessee.

A master at the top of his game, Hunter provides a host of thrilling new reasons to read as fast as we can. When Swagger picks up peeling where his daughter left off, and his swift sword of justice is let loose, we find a true American hero in his most stunning action to date. And — in the form of Brother Richard, a self-decreed "Sinnerman" out of the old fire-and-brimstone tradition — Hunter offers up his most diabolical, engaging villain yet. A triumph of story, character, and style, Night of Thunder is Stephen Hunter at his very best.

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"Near the start of Hunter's cartoonish fifth Bob Lee Swagger thriller (after The 47th Samurai), Nikki Swagger, the series hero's journalist daughter, is seriously injured when a hit man runs her car off the road in Tennessee hill country. Despite Swagger's fears that the legion of enemies he's made over the years are responsible for the attack, the former marine leaves Nikki vulnerable to another attempt on her life in the hospital where she's being treated — an attempt foiled only by chance in the nick of time. Such plot-driven implausibilities are rampant as Swagger investigates his daughter's recent assignments, which lead him to drug-running along the Tennessee-Virginia border and to a NASCAR event. At the violence-filled conclusion, one of the supporting characters, in keeping with the book's overall arms-length relationship with realism, says, 'In some perverted way, I think everybody who didn't die or lose their business kind of enjoyed it.' Hunter fans may feel similarly. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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After a jaunt to Japan and a crash course in swordplay in "The 47th Samurai," 63-year-old marksman extraordinaire Bob Lee Swagger has returned to the good old U.S. of A. He's back on the Montana farm that provides a haven for him and his family. But then he learns that his elder daughter, 24-year-old journalist Nikki, has been left in a coma after a hit-and-run near Bristol, Tenn. While local police... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Synopsis:

Deep in the heart of Dixie for a weeklong NASCAR event, Bob Lee Swagger, protagonist of the "New York Times"-bestselling "Point of Impact," returns in this explosively gritty thrill ride from Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Hunter.

About the Author

Stephen Hunter won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism as well as the 1998 American Society of Newspaper Editors Award for Distinguished Writing in Criticism for his work as film critic at The Washington Post. He is the author of several bestselling novels, including Time to Hunt, Black Light, Point of Impact, and the New York Times bestsellers Havana, Pale Horse Coming, and Hot Springs. His new nonfiction book, American Gunfight, is forthcoming in hardcover from SimonandSchuster. He lives in Baltimore.

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breenmj, November 22, 2008 (view all comments by breenmj)
This is a book that will make you skip a day at work to finish.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416565116
Author:
Hunter, Stephen
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Marines
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Adventure stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Bob Lee Swagger Novels
Publication Date:
September 2008
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
290
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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Product details 290 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9781416565116 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Near the start of Hunter's cartoonish fifth Bob Lee Swagger thriller (after The 47th Samurai), Nikki Swagger, the series hero's journalist daughter, is seriously injured when a hit man runs her car off the road in Tennessee hill country. Despite Swagger's fears that the legion of enemies he's made over the years are responsible for the attack, the former marine leaves Nikki vulnerable to another attempt on her life in the hospital where she's being treated — an attempt foiled only by chance in the nick of time. Such plot-driven implausibilities are rampant as Swagger investigates his daughter's recent assignments, which lead him to drug-running along the Tennessee-Virginia border and to a NASCAR event. At the violence-filled conclusion, one of the supporting characters, in keeping with the book's overall arms-length relationship with realism, says, 'In some perverted way, I think everybody who didn't die or lose their business kind of enjoyed it.' Hunter fans may feel similarly. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Deep in the heart of Dixie for a weeklong NASCAR event, Bob Lee Swagger, protagonist of the "New York Times"-bestselling "Point of Impact," returns in this explosively gritty thrill ride from Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Hunter.
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