Point of Impact

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Random House Publishing Group, Feb 27, 2007 - Fiction - 592 pages
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The inspiration for the USA Network series Shooter -- "... A harsh, visceral, novel of conspiracy and betrayal by veteran author Stephen Hunter... a distrubing mix that plays on our sense of history while at the same time it appeals to our darkest fantasies of rough justice." - Chicago Tribune 

He was one the best Marine snipers in Vietnam. Today, twenty years later, disgruntled hero of an unheroic war, all Bob Lee Swagger wants to be left alone and to leave the killing behind.

But with consummate psychological skill, a shadowy military organization seduces Bob into leaving his beloved Arkansas hills for one last mission for his country, unaware until too late that the game is rigged.

The assassination plot is executed to perfection—until Bob Lee Swagger, alleged lone gunman, comes out of the operation alive, the target of a nationwide manhunt, his only allies a woman he just met and a discredited FBI agent.

Now Bob Lee Swagger is on the run, using his lethal skills once more—but this time to track down the men who set him up and to break a dark conspiracy aimed at the very heart of America.
 

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User Review  - phillipfrey - LibraryThing

The main character, Bob Lee Swagger, is retired from the Armed Forces. He was a top-notch sniper who is now a loner. Our government calls on him because they need the best sniper they can find ... Read full review

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User Review  - arning - LibraryThing

Comic book style thriller---leisure time reading for when you want to entertained, not intellectually challenged. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
19
Section 3
29
Section 4
47
Section 5
70
Section 6
84
Section 7
98
Section 8
108
Section 21
264
Section 22
278
Section 23
294
Section 24
313
Section 25
326
Section 26
342
Section 27
352
Section 28
367

Section 9
115
Section 10
126
Section 11
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Section 12
151
Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
189
Section 16
206
Section 17
212
Section 18
227
Section 19
237
Section 20
248
Section 29
381
Section 30
405
Section 31
413
Section 32
430
Section 33
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Section 34
453
Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Page 3 - Isandhlwana, the dope dealer who had raped Dobbler in the showers of Norfolk State Penitentiary in Massachusetts and made the doctor his punk for a very, very long three months.
Page 21 - He put his hand under his jacket and set it on the haft of the .45, because it's always better to have your gun in your hand than in your pants if it comes to kick-ass time. "Y'all want something?
Page 31 - In other days, this was what got Bob off on his drinking, and drunk, he turned mean as shit.

About the author (2007)

Bestselling author Stephen Hunter is a staff writer and film critic for The Washington Post and winner of The American Society of Newspaper Editors Award for Distinguished Writing in Criticism (1998), as well as the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for film criticism that is "intellectually rewarding and a pleasure to read." He has written 11 novels, including Havana, Pale Horse Coming, Hot Springs, Time to Hunt, Black Light, Dirty White Boys, and The Day Before Midnight.


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