Search Results: "Stephen Hunter"


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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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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 >

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TIME TO HUNT by Stephen Hunter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1998

"But Swagger in battle—brandishing his wondrous rifle, Excalibur with a trigger—will hold most and enthrall some. (Author tour)"
Bob Lee Swagger, master sniper, returns (Black Light, 1996; Point of Impact, 1993), which means testosterone at the boil, gore galore, and filled-up body bags row on row. 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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THE THIRD BULLET by Stephen Hunter
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"An uneven thriller that's unpersuasive as revisionist history but has its points as a hard-knuckled critique of conventional wisdom on the assassination and a portrait of the hapless Oswald."
Bob Lee Swagger comes out of retirement to solve the murder of John F. Kennedy. Read full book review >

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SOFT TARGET by Stephen Hunter
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"A too-abundant cast dilutes the protagonist's presence, but the action scenes are well done as usual and the premise chills."
In Hunter's latest, someone shoots Santa Claus and suddenly 1,000 holiday shoppers are converted into hostages. 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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BLACK LIGHT by Stephen Hunter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 20, 1996

"But, overall, the author is compulsively readable: His weapons scenes work, and so does his cliffhanger structure. (Literary Guild main selection; author tour)"
The veteran thriller writer's third tale featuring the honorable sniper Bob Lee Swagger (Point of Impact, 1992; Dirty White Boys, 1994). 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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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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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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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 >