Search Results: "Stephen Hunter"


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POINT OF IMPACT by Stephen Hunter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 8, 1993

"A whiz-bang—especially if you're ballistic on ballistics. (First printing of 50,000)"
Hunter returns to the sniper theme that made The Master Sniper (1980) a mesmerizing suspense debut, though his later novels (The Spanish Gambit, etc.) have disappointed. Read full book review >

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SNIPER'S HONOR by Stephen Hunter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 20, 2014

"Despite a not-wholly-related narrative thread highlighting Mossad's mad skills in frustrating Russian-Iranian anti-Israel machinations, Hunter loads up a whole magazine of action, double-dealing and gun porn."
In his latest Bob Lee Swagger adventure, Hunter (The Third Bullet, 2013, etc.) sends the indefatigable warrior into the Carpathian Mountains. Read full book review >

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I, SNIPER by Stephen Hunter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 29, 2009

"Even the somewhat squeamish (11 shivery pages amount to a tutorial in how to endure water-boarding), and even certifiable gun-dummies, may once again find chivalric, heroic Bob Lee just about irresistible."
In his guns-a-poppin' latest, Hunter pits his series hero (Night of Thunder, 2007, etc.) against a nest of sharp-shooting vipers. Read full book review >

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HOT SPRINGS by Stephen Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2000

"Natural storyteller Hunter knows the value of the occasional poignant scene to give his firefights breathing room. Not for a minute to be taken seriously, but, all in all, a blast. "
In the category of slam-bang, testosterone-laden, body-bag filling, hellzapoppin' potboilers, this is as good as it gets. Read full book review >

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DIRTY WHITE BOYS by Stephen Hunter
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Splendid, raunchy writing, which proposes that between the violently deranged and the unrelentingly lawful there dwells a variety of armed-to-the-teeth wistful bad guys that no one wants to meet."
Exchanging the snipers of previous books (Point of Impact, 1993, etc.) for a gang of murderers on the lam, Hunter unleashes a memorable orgy of testosterone and bloodlust, delivering a wickedly mature thriller in the process. Read full book review >

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G-MAN  by Stephen Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"Fans of Hunter's Swagger family legend will be locked and loaded for more."
Hunter (I, Ripper, 2015, etc.) continues the Swagger family saga, with Bob Lee lured from retirement after a steel box secreted by his grandfather Charles is discovered on the family's old Arkansas homestead. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A smart and riotous glorification of everything that is fantastic about the cinema."
That other Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic comes out shooting. Read full book review >

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HAVANA by Stephen Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Breathlessly violent at times, downright lyrical at others, Hunter's (Pale Horse Coming, 2002, etc.) best yet."
Fidel Castro is young and feckless, Earl Swagger is deadly and indomitable, Havana is Dodge City revisited—and as action fiction goes, it doesn't get any better than this. Read full book review >

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THE 47TH SAMURAI by Stephen Hunter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"Hunter's latest (American Gunfight: The Plot to Kill Harry Truman—and the Shoot-out That Stopped It, 2005, etc.) gets a bit operatic toward the end, but Swaggerin'—never to be taken seriously—is always fun."
Starts in Iwo Jima. Ends in Tokyo 60-plus years later. In between, the Swaggers, father and son, slay their usual multitudes. Read full book review >

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DEAD ZERO by Stephen Hunter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A premise that had a chance to be compelling is diffused by a momentum-killing willingness to digress. Hunter has done much better."
In Hunter's latest (I, Sniper, 2009, etc.), Bob Lee Swagger stalks Bob Lee Swagger. Well, just about, Read full book review >

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PALE HORSE COMING by Stephen Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2001

"A case of a successful formula overworked. The result? The pacing slackens noticeably, and the writing, particularly the dialogue, can seem downright slapdash."
The Hunter assembly line cranks out another of his gunzapoppin' thrillers. Read full book review >

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I, RIPPER by Stephen Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"Hunter solves the crime, and the Prince of Wales wasn't the culprit."
Hunter (Sniper's Honor, 2014, etc.) sets aside long guns and MST-100 scopes for a Sheffield blade and then follows Jack the Ripper into the mean streets of Victorian London.Read full book review >