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 kingdom during this action-packed thriller.

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Woe unto he who crosses Bob Lee Swagger, specifically whilst his daughter’s existence is at stake. compelled off the line and right into a crash that leaves her in a coma, clinging to lifestyles, 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 grotesque heads and should stay to rue the day they certain the incorrect man’s daughter. It’s what you name your big-time undesirable profession stream. it all is decided opposed to the backdrop of pleasure and madness that just a weeklong NASCAR occasion can convey to the backwoods of a city as likely sleepy as Bristol, Tennessee.

A grasp on the most sensible of his online game, Hunter presents a number of exciting new purposes to learn as speedy as we will be able to. whilst Swagger alternatives up peeling the place his daughter left off, and his fast sword of justice is let out, we discover a real American hero in his such a lot lovely motion up to now. And—in the shape of Brother Richard, a self-decreed “Sinnerman” out of the previous fire-and-brimstone tradition—Hunter deals 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 a few fancy rag just like the instances or the submit, possibly working a smaller, extra centred factor. Copies of these papers lay in every single place, as did magazines just like the New Yorker and Time etc. Her books have been all through newshounds and novelists. That used to be her expertise. Bob knew: You needed to allow them to be what they can be, simply as in his means, even though demise younger for it, Bob’s personal father Earl had enable his son be what he sought after, and had inspired his skills and never held his flaws opposed to him. After numerous misturns and lifeless ends and an involuntary travel of Bristol, even the road within the urban the place Tennessee magically becomes Virginia and vice versa looking on the path, Bob had finally came across the boulevard that ran simply subsequent to and so with reference to a Wal-Mart that you’d have concept it was once the car parking zone, it in the back of the large shop, down a hill, right into a little glade of homes, alongside a creek, after which up into an house advanced. Hers was once at the 3rd ground. He observed a sheeted Kawasaki 350 within the parking zone and knew it was once Nikki’s, and that she enjoyed that motorcycle. He needed she’d taken it to Mountain urban, simply because at the motorbike no redneck excessive on shit and beer may have outperformed her. He’d obvious her trip the damned factor. She may perhaps stick with a person, she may perhaps stick with him—he was once good—and she’d have left that cracker crashed and burning within the gully, long gone domestic, taken a bath, had a lager and an exceptional snigger, after which a very good night’s sleep. She had Swagger blood, finally. however the squat, boxy Volvo had kept her existence, he wager. It wouldn’t hand over to the forces of gravity or physics because it roared down the incline in a cloud of dirt, laying off itself of velocity. It was once designed to maintain humans alive through Swedish geniuses, and God bless Lars or Ingmar or whoever, simply because he’d performed his task that day. It by no means broke, it by no means collapsed, and notwithstanding fenders and engine and trunk had cammed inward, the integrity of the passenger field stayed intact. His daughter lived at the slenderest of threads: that she’d been capable of avoid her stalker for 3 miles downhill, that she’d stayed out of the roll, that she’d long gone over the place the incline used to be a lot slighter, that the auto held jointly, that it didn’t hit the bushes head-on yet relatively glancingly, and that she’d been wakeful adequate to name it in. outdoor, timber whistled within the southern evening. used to be this Tennessee or Virginia? He couldn’t ensure. You needed to reside right here for years to understand immediately. no matter what, it was once the South, with its darkish heritage of violence, its unusual streaks of braveness, its stubbornness, its satisfaction, its love of looking, fishing, twangy tune, and quickly automobiles. He himself had sprung from any such position, a country with a protracted heritage of extended family feuds and grudges, violence in the street, formative years swollen difficult on aggression and permit to bloom till anyone used to be useless. It despatched males within the hundreds of thousands up the Pea Ridges of the struggle of the uprising, and such a lot went willingly and died—nobly? Bob had obvious adequate gut-shot males to understand there has been no the Aristocracy to it.

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