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Verdict: Aging supersniper Bob Lee Swagger, a slightly more geriatric version of Lee Child's Jack Reacher but just as lethal, returns in a tale that combines guns, drugs, NASCAR, and a supervillain marvelously named Sinnerman. There's also a sex-crazed good ol' boy Southern preacher and his incest-based horde of thuggish progeny who are out to make a killing in more ways than one. If this is a morality tale, then the moral is simple--don't mess with Bob Lee. Highly recommended fun for all popular fiction collections. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 5/15/08.] Background This novel picks up after Swagger returns from Japan, where he had sliced and diced bad guys in The 47th Samurai. When Bob Lee's investigative reporter daughter is nearly killed, Swagger tracks down Sinnerman and his gang in the hills of Tennessee and western Virginia in a one-man quest for justice. As always, the characters are richly drawn, and Hunter has a sure feel for the arena in which the events occur.--Robert Conroy, Warren, MI Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.