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by Stephen Hunter

  • ISBN: 0553071394
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Stephen Hunter
  • Subcategory: Action & Adventure
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bantam; 1st edition (February 1, 1993)
  • Pages: 451 pages
  • FB2 size: 1502 kb
  • EPUB size: 1674 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 277
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Stephen Hunter returns the thriller to the individual, making a hero out of a human being instead of machinery and . Pulitzer Prize–Winning Essays on Movies.

Stephen Hunter returns the thriller to the individual, making a hero out of a human being instead of machinery and bureaucracy. The combination of exciting action, technical lore and skilled plot manipulation places the novel far ahead of others in its field. Point of Impact succeeds in all the right ways. It’s a hugely entertaining book. Also by stephen hunter.

Stephen Hunter Point Of Impact The first book in the Bob Lee Swagger series, 1993 TO . Only accurate rifles are interesting. Colonel Townsend Whelen ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The author would like to thank the many people who helped him in the preparation of this book, while acknowledging that he alone is responsible for all errors of omission or commission. John Feamster of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was especiall. The first book in the Bob Lee Swagger series, 1993.

Bob looked at the bullet strike Extraordinary. Then he saws their antlers off. So that no hunter will shoot them for a trophy. He hates trophy hunting. After all, he’s been a trophy.

Bob looked at the bullet strike. He could see the impact just where he’d willed it to be and just where the Remington had sent it to go: a crimson stain above the shoulder, immediately above the spine. Figure I hit you just about dead perfect, partner, Bob thought. Tim snorted piteously, thrashing again.

Stephen Hunter is an author that grabs your imagination in such a way that he takes you into the complex minds of. .I have a paper back book of Point Of Impact that I've now replaced with Kindle version as the story hasn't grown old, however, the pages are getting worn.

Stephen Hunter is an author that grabs your imagination in such a way that he takes you into the complex minds of his characters. This story is a testament to true American heroes who step up when called upon even against their better judgment.

Point of Impact is a 1993 thriller novel by Stephen Hunter. Point of Impact revolves around a former Vietnam War sniper named Bob Lee Swagger or Bob "the Nailer". This character is loosely based upon the real Vietnam War sniper and . Marine Corps legend Carlos Hathcock. Bob "The Nailer" becomes involved in a plot by dirty big-government types. The story is about how he is first approached and used by them, and their subsequent attempts to end his life.

Point of Impact book. He was one the best Marine snipers in Vietnam. Anyone who's seen the "Shooter" movie or the POINT OF IMPACT by Stephen Hunter is the first novel in the 'Bob Lee Swagger' series that has produced both the movie and series named "Shooter". Bob Lee Swagger is a former sniper for the military who has gone out of his way to live a quiet life in solitude until his peaceful existence is shattered by a visit from a man who claims to be military and convinces him to help them nail an elusive sniper who reportedly plans to shoot a political figure.

It's my 2nd time reading this book I usually read Stephan Hunter so fast I miss some of the finer points. I loaned out my original copy & never got it back. Hunter tells a great story his books are to adults what Dr. Seuss is to kids just fun to read. оставлен beavermeadows30.

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In the jungles of Vietnam, Bob Lee Swagger was known as ‘Bob the Nailer’ for his high-scoring target rate at killing. Today the master sniper lives in a trailer in the Arkansas mountains, and just wants to be left alone. But he knows too muc. bout killing.

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.From the Paperback edition.
Reviews about Point of Impact (7):
Dugor
For the first 240 pages (42%) I was depressed and stressed. I had trouble sleeping at night. It was too much hopeless helpless victim feel because innocent man Bob Lee was framed for murder and on the run. THEN it changed and the rest of the book was exciting and hard to put down. Bob Lee was on a mission of retribution -- revenge. The bad guys were worried. There was a happy ending for the good guys which I liked. But I did not like one thing at the end. I did not understand why someone destroyed evidence.

There are a lot of technical details about rifles and guns. Some readers will like that, others won’t. I don’t know anything about guns but it sounded good to me.

Someone compared Bob Lee to Jack Reacher. The Bob Lee story was more realistic. Reacher requires more suspending disbelief. Also Reacher doesn’t have the depressing and stressful effect that caused me to feel bad for a couple days.

Bob Lee Swagger was a top sniper in the Vietnam war. This story begins twenty years later. Bob lives with his dog in the Arkansas mountains. The second hero/good guy is Nick an FBI agent whose boss Howard cares about appearances instead of substance. Howard is like systemic poison.

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Narrative mode: 3rd person. Story length: 569 pages. Swearing language: strong including religious swear words but not often used. Sexual language: none to mild. Number of sex scenes: 3 briefly referred to. Setting: around 1992 various U.S. locations. Copyright: 1993. Genre: suspense thriller.
GEL
Stephen Hunter is an author that grabs your imagination in such a way that he takes you into the complex minds of his characters. This story is a testament to true American heroes who step up when called upon even against their better judgment. A sniper for his country until disabled by a shot from another sniper, he believes it is his duty to protect the President of USA. Manipulated & then framed for a murder he did not commit there is satisfaction when the scheme unravels with a great ending. I have a paper back book of Point Of Impact that I've now replaced with Kindle version as the story hasn't grown old, however, the pages are getting worn. Read the book first then watch the movie..don't try to compare just enjoy !!!
Gindian
This dark conspiracy thriller about a rogue outfit that sets out to frame an innocent man for a horrific crime that he never committed will enthrall any reader who craves this kind of narrative. Bob Lee Swagger is a former Marine sniper who served with distinction in Vietnam and lives comfortably in the remote isolation of rural Arkansas when a group of sharp operators show up one day at his trailer and ask him to join them at their firing range to show them how superbly he can shoot a variety of cartridges. Afterward, they engage him to scope out the different sites where POTUS will appear in public to determine how to thwart any shooters from assassinating the Chief Executive. Imagine Bob’s shock and surprise when he discovers that he has been duped and framed for an attempt on the President’s life! Of course, Bob manages to escape arrest and turn things around so that the villains rue the day that they tried to pin the killing on him.

Hunter adroitly tells a tall thriving with suspense galore, and his credibility as a firearms expert is beyond reproach. You will love the low-down villains who meet their maker and their elaborate but futile efforts to put a noose around one man’s neck that instead winds up around their necks. Tense, white-knuckled saga from start to finish, “Point of Impact” is surefire stuff that you won’t put down.
Juce
I loved this book. I'll admit I liked the movie that was based on this story, as well. But there were enough differences that I could enjoy the book. I did not know everything that happened before it occurred. Bob is a former Viet Nam era Marine sniper from Blue Eye, Arkansas. He lives far from people with his dog Mike in the hills above the town. He has sequestered himself with his guns and his dog so that his PTSD can't make him hurt anyone. And then along comes some folks to ask his help with some new ammo. They lure him out of his safe place with a scam that sets everything in motion and points the Feds at him after a big shooting takes place. Bob is a great character. The insight into the sniper mindset is fascinating. I am former military so a lot of the references and acronyms were familiar to me. Great story!
Zavevidi
I usually read the novel before seeing the movie. This time I did it the other way around. In fact, I’ve watched the movie at least a half-dozen times before I bought the Kindle version of the novel.

The novel, as should be expected, provided much more depth to the story, especially in the area of character development. I really liked Mark Wahlberg as Bob Lee Swagger in the movie (Shooter), but the novel version of Bob the Nailer is, in my opinion, a lot better. A whole lot better. Why? Because the older version of Bob Lee Swagger (in the novel) is a much more believable character than the younger Bob Lee Swagger (in the movie). Mark Wahlberg just didn’t have the years of wear, tear and experience that the novel version of Bob Lee Swagger had.

Yes, there are some slightly different plot twists in the novel as compared to the movie, but that’s always to be expected when a novel-length story has to be skinned down into a 124-minute screenplay. But I would still give kudos to Jonathan Lemkin, the screenwriter. He did a great job of capturing the essence of the story and the characters.

Yes, there’s a lot of technical information about guns throughout the story, but I don’t think it gets in the way of the storytelling. And even though I knew almost every plot twist that was to come, I still enjoyed the literary version of this story.

This is the second Stephen Hunter novel I have read. I gave 3-stars to his debut novel, The Master Sniper (1980). I will definitely read more of his work, and have already queued up either Black Light (1996) or Dirty White Boys (1994) as the next one to add to my reading list.

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