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New York Times bestselling author Stephen Hunter sends former Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger deep into the heart of NASCAR country in this action-packed thriller. 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 Southern-fried-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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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.

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