Night of Thunder

Night of Thunder

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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 daughtera€™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 mana€™s daughter. Ita€™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. Anda€”in the form of Brother Richard, a self-decreed a€œSinnermana€ out of the old fire-and-brimstone traditiona€”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.He was back in a war zone of engines somehow, and although the sandbags were missing, the perimeter security ... The noise of themwas gigantic, aphysical presence demanding ear protection, sopowerfully did the vibrations fill the air and set everything buzzing tothe rhythm oftheirfiring. ... Itwas called a€œUSMC44, a€a Dodge Charger in the new, blurry digital camouflage just like the boys wore outsideanbsp;...

Title:Night of Thunder
Author:Stephen Hunter
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2008-09-23


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