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Preview — Night Of Thunder by Stephen Hunter
Night Of Thunder (Bob Lee Swagger #5)
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 Southernf...more
Bob Lee Swagger, former Marine sniper in Vietnam, is now in his mid 60s. You could almost believe that he is becoming domesticated, in that he has a happy home life with his wife Julie, their young daughter, Miko, and a successful adult daughter, Nikki. Nikki Swagger is a beginning journalist; currently, she is working on a series of articles about methamphetamine trade in the Virginia/Tennessee area. She's just completed an interview when she is pursued on a treacherous mountain roa ...more
In this latest thriller from Stephen Hunter, Bob Lee Swagger's daughter is injured in traffic hit and run while investigating the meth trade. Swagger, a sniper and ex Marine, and a fighter without c ...more
“You don’t tug on Superman’s cape
You don’t spit into the wind
This book has a great setup. Works really well to get you into the story, the setting is perfect, rural, meth-ridden Tennessee as the big NASCAR race approaches. Bob Lee Swagger, the hero, if a bit shallow in characterization at ti ...more
Stephen Hunter has written three books starring Earl Lee Swaggard, a WW2 Medal of Honor winner and southern sheriff. He’s a fine creation, as hard as they come, maybe as tough as Jack Reacher. But Hunter’s best ...more
Bob's daughter, Nikki, is an investigative reporter. She winds up in an auto accident that is suspicious in nature.. and from there, Bob Lee comes in and starts his own investigation.. slowly uncovering... ????
Okay.. I'll stop there, excpet to remind you that the cover of the book shows a Nascar racing car and that becomes the setting for the book. ...more
NASCAR is coming to Britsol, but reporter Nikki Swagger is not interested in NASCAR, she is hunting down a lead on a meth lab. She is following up on the lead when she is run off of the road, in an attempt to kill her. She is now in the hospital. Not sure when she will awake from her coma, Bob Lee Swagger is digging into just who may have wanted his daughter dead. He won’t stop until he brings the guilty to justice, even if it m ...more
Like The 47th Samurai, this #5 in the Bob Lee Swagger series is one of the weakest, though I still found it worthwhile. Bob’s daughter Nikki has become a fledgling reporter for a backwoods Tennessee television station; her current investigation is of the methamphetamine trade in the county. She is forced off of a mountain road and spends a long time in a coma, but survives.
Bob arrives to see her and to get to the bottom ...more
Even wors ...more
There was just one odd thing - all the dialogue was stilted and just a little bit odd. To me, it read like the characters were reading from a script, and they all had the same voice. If this was ...more
Bob Lee comes to the rescue of his daughter, Nikki, who bulls her way into a developing caper. Bob Lee shows up, sans weapons, but quickly gears up with the latest in firearms technology and gets the bad guys.
The twist in this book is that Hunte ...more
One would have thought that after the strange fish-out-of-water exercise that was the 47th Samurai (that saw seasoned sniper and series regular Bob Lee Swagger stripped of his guns and plonked right in the heart of Japan for a climactic swordfight), Swagger's 5th outing that sees him back on familiar turf would be a return to form.
Awash with Southern stereotyp ...more
Set in Bristol, TN, Night of Thunder reminds me a little of the hillbilly crime TV show ...more
Stephen Hunter is the author of fourteen novels, and a chief film critic at The Washington Post, where he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.