Night of Thunder: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel

By Stephen Hunter

New York Times bestselling writer Stephen Hunter sends former Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger deep into the guts of NASCAR state during this action-packed thriller.

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Woe unto he who crosses Bob Lee Swagger, specially while his daughter’s lifestyles is at stake. pressured off the line and right into a crash that leaves her in a coma, clinging to existence, reporter Nikki Swagger had all started to peel again the onion of a Southern-fried-conspiracy effervescent with the entire angst, resentment, and disorder that Dixie gangsters can muster. An old, violent crime extended family, a potentially corrupt legislations enforcement constitution, gunmen of all stripes and shapes, and deranged evangelicals rear their gruesome heads and should dwell to rue the day they specific the inaccurate man’s daughter. It’s what you name your big-time undesirable profession flow. it all is decided opposed to the backdrop of pleasure and madness that just a weeklong NASCAR occasion can carry to the backwoods of a city as likely sleepy as Bristol, Tennessee.

A grasp on the most sensible of his online game, Hunter offers a bunch of exciting new purposes to learn as quickly as we will. whilst Swagger selections up peeling the place his daughter left off, and his speedy sword of justice is set free, we discover a real American hero in his so much wonderful motion to this point. And—in the shape of Brother Richard, a self-decreed “Sinnerman” out of the outdated fire-and-brimstone tradition—Hunter bargains up his so much diabolical, attractive villain but. A triumph of tale, personality, and elegance, Night of Thunder is Stephen Hunter at his best possible.

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Might be there’s a superlab someplace, yet you’d imagine you’d odor it, simply because production crystal meth in volume produces a bad, rotten egg scent. or even it’s being trucked in from someplace. Don’t understand in case you comprehend it, yet there’s a capturing final evening, a few grocery clerk acquired fortunate and killed robbers. The robbers have been attention-grabbing: genuine severe undesirable actors, your white-trash expert heavy hitter, with rumored contacts to a batch of mobs everywhere in the South, and participation suspected in a dozen armed robberies.

She’d by no means backtrack from not anyone. “Sweetie, please paintings with me in this. It’s larger for everone. what number of people reside right here? the place are they? once they gonna be domestic? I don’t wish no surprises, and if I’m shocked, you ain’t gonna be a contented camper. ” He confirmed her the grip of his shoulder-holstered Glock. “In case you don’t get it, that’s a true gun. i'm a true undesirable guy and i've to be right here for a time. I ain’t gonna harm you. You ain’t a witness, simply because my name’s already on 100 circulars. yet i'm the true factor, and there ain’t no heroes not more, nobody’s coming to save lots of you, so that you do what I say, precisely, or there'll be a few difficulties.

Must have worn a fuel mask,” stated Bob. “Ain’t it the reality. You get used to it. ” She used to be bearing on a powerful odor of atomized carbon that stuffed the air and left a sheen of grit on all of the flat, polished surfaces. essentially it had drifted over from the coal backyard subsequent to the sheriff’s division, which sat within the previous educate station that were switched over 3 years prior while the passenger carrier closed down. “Nobody foresaw that once they began dumping coal there. Now we’ve had OSHA in the following six days every week, and so they ultimately made up our minds to sentence this outdated construction.

It used to be so soccer, the working again, damaged freed from the road of scrimmage, scurrying down the sideline, the lone protection, the single guy among him and the top region. He knew it was once a nasty inspiration, a sixty-three-year-old guy with a bum leg and every little thing, however it didn’t topic what he knew, it simply mattered what he did, which was once to release himself, run via his unexpected hip discomfort, locate the appropriate perspective, and shut the gap. on the final moment, Cubby observed him and from someplace produced a handgun. yet Bob used to be too a long way long gone and simply plunged forward, using his shoulder challenging into the man’s considerable intestine, attempting to force fresh via him and produce him flat to the floor, listening to a few historic trainer from someplace again within the Jurassic scream, “Drive via him, Bobby, take his legs out, supply him all of your rattling shoulder, explode via him.

That’s the lifestyles they selected. They lived excessive on it, scoring kills and drugs—” “My boys don’t take no medicines! ” “Yeah, you don’t paintings with them each day like i've got the previous few weeks. i do know Grumleys much bettern’ you, outdated guy. in any case, these , Carmody and Blow Job—” “Damn you to righteous flame, you bas—” “Carmody and Blow task had the kills and the swag and the dope and the whores and doubtless even an exceptional lady or alongside the way in which, simply because there do appear to be a few reliable women who locate outlaws a laugh.

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