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by Stephen Hunter


filled with detail, clever plotting, suspense and a hunt to the death that leaves the reader dry-mouthed with tension

nobody writes action better than stephen hunter and black light is one of his best. action scenes play like a movie, the plot is intriguing and the writing is top-notch. filled with detail, clever plotting, suspense and a hunt to the death that leaves the reader dry-mouthed with tension. Hunter knows his guns, and he writes about them with a precision that holds the attention of even a fervent anti-gun supporter. The Orlando Sentinel. the suspense in black light is a killer.

Home Stephen Hunter Black Light. Earl signed off. All sorts of things weighed on his mind; he tried to will them away. You got to stay sharp, he told himself. Jimmy is pulling him across the street when a black and white police car, its siren wailing, appears far down the street and drives straight at them so fast it seems to go from small to big in but a second. They’re going to be hit. IGA Food Line, it said on the sign. It was the biggest grocery store Bub had ever seen. Goddamn, said Jimmy. But that idea filled him with boredom. His big book was going the way of all flesh: that is, toward lassitude and indolence and ultimately nothingness. Russ showered, dressed, checked his wallet. He had less than fifty dollars left.

com: Black Light (Signed). Like the infrared "black light" that exposes a sniper's target in the dead of night, Swagger homes in on the shadowy figures desperate to keep the secret of his father's murder buried.

STEPHEN HUNTER spent two years in the United States Army and since 1971 has been on the staff of the Baltimore .

STEPHEN HUNTER spent two years in the United States Army and since 1971 has been on the staff of the Baltimore Sun, where he is now the film critic. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without the written permission of the Publisher, except where permitted by law.

Stephen Hunter may not be great literature, but he can write some damned entertaining books that men will love. 8 people found this helpful.

His father is ANOTHER S. Hunter major character, Earl Swagger). This journey bounces the reader from 1955 to the 1990s effortlessly, telling two stories at once and builds an excellent little mystery while keeping action junkies on the edge of their kindle. Stephen Hunter may not be great literature, but he can write some damned entertaining books that men will love.

The book Black Light by Stephen Hunter is a must read. Bob Lee Swagger, the main character, was a war veteran and one of the best shooters in the world. In the beginning, a guy named Russ approached him about writing a book.

Black Light is the second book in the Bob Lee Swagger series, by Stephen Hunter. There are two interconnected plots that unfold simultaneously in this novel; one is set in the present, and deals with Bob Lee Swagger and Russ Pewtie, while the other is set in 1955, and deals with Bob Lee's father, Earl, and the events leading up to his death. This book catches the reader up with Bob Lee about five years after the events in Point of Impact

Eigonn
Read my review on "Point of Impact". You have to read all four books (Point of Impact, Dirty White Boys, Black Light and Time to Hunt) and I personally enjoyed this one and Time to Hunt the best. But to make clear the different relationships, you need to read ALL Four and I thought the books ought to have been re-arranged in order to make for a more chronological order of events, various characters, et al
These stories remind me those by Vince Flynn, David Baldacci's "Hit Men" series, but only in the "Sniper", "old boy from Arkansas" mode. Great Action, and if you aren't turned off by the graphic detail on various weapons by the author, you will love these books.
Ueledavi
Hunter has created a human superhero in retired Marine sniper, Bob Lee Swagger. Lots of detailed sniper tech adds to the foundation of the book. I found this one somewhat on the edge of plausibility, but the writing is tight and skilled and the plot moves with increasing speed to a real twist of an ending.

Another Stephen Hunter with Swagger in as much as a source of sniper information is one I would give 6 out of 5 stars: "Snipers Honor."
Opimath
Some negative reviews have called 'Black Light' predictable, racist and violent. Yeah, what's your point? Look, this is a book in Stephen Hunter's 'Bob Lee Swagger' series. Swagger is an ex-Marine sniper in the south. He hunts bad guys. Violent? I should HOPE so!

In Black Light, Hunter's hero--Bob Lee Swagger-- is helping the search for clues regarding his father's death. (His father is ANOTHER S. Hunter major character, Earl Swagger). This journey bounces the reader from 1955 to the 1990s effortlessly, telling two stories at once and builds an excellent little mystery while keeping action junkies on the edge of their kindle.

As he so often does, and does so well, Hunter reprises characters from past novels. It's like running into old friends (or enemies, as the case may be), but knowing these recurring characters is NOT a prerequisite for enjoying any of the Hunter novels.

The plot? It's the 1990s, and a young reporter sets out to find who, back in 1955, murdered Arkansas State Trooper (and national celebrity) Earl Swagger. And WHY? The would-be author enlists the help of Earl's son Bob Lee, and from there... the action doesn't stop until the last page.

At the risk of sounding sexist, this IS a "guys book." It has guns (lots of them), violence and much bloodshed. And, yes, it IS as predictable as any action novel or film. But is that always bad? The PLOT isn't predictable, there were plenty of twists and turns. But the genre itself is surely lends itself to predictability.

One negative review called Black Light "racist." It isn't. It might upset our sensibilities to hear even the good guys use racist language from the 1950s, but that's just the REALITY of the times, location and the folks with whom we are dealing.

Can't deny it...I thoroughly enjoyed this Bob Lee Swagger outing. But then, I've enjoyed all the adventures Hunter has taken me on. If you're a first time Stephen Hunter reader, many will recommend "Point of Impact", but I started with Hunter's 'stand alone' novel "Dirty White Boys"...which, as it turns out, is more tied into Bob and Earl Swagger than meets the eye.

Predictable, violent, down and dirty. Stephen Hunter may not be great literature, but he can write some damned entertaining books that men will love.
Vudojar
I've found all of Hunter's books to be top-notch. However, in the first half of this one, he seamlessly slips back and forth between the lives of Bob Lee Swagger and his father Earl Swagger, half a century apart, with a frequency that makes it easy to misappropriate the time frame of all the other characters and their deeds. Further, a half-dozen other father-son stories and additional characters, similarly separated in time, are also seamlessly intermixed. All this causes considerable confusion. Reading this book using a Kindle with its search capability is highly recommended. In any event, it's a very good novel but requires a nontrivial effort by the reader to sort it all out. (And I don't have dementia, but neither do I have an eidetic memory!)

I found the second half of the book somewhat easier to follow, either because it was indeed easier or because I had done sufficient sorting out in the first half. However, the two main plots of the book, Bobby Lee's investigations of his father Earl's killing and both Earl and Bobby's investigation of a woman's murder occurring shortly before Earl's death, continue to be entangled with several subplots also occurring in both eras. The interweaving of these subplots with the main two plots, all of them present in both timeframes, continues to challenge the reader.

This obfuscation hampers Hunter's usually superb, action-packed writing, making this book considerably more complicated than the others in Hunter's highly entertaining "Bob Lee Swagger" series. And, because of these difficulties, I'll have to give this one 3 instead of 5 stars.
Black Light (Signed). ebook
Author:
Stephen Hunter
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Genre Fiction
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Century; First UK Edition edition (1996)
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448 pages
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4.1
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