The night belongs to the shooter who can see through it
Bob Lee Swagger has seen -- and delivered -- dozens of deaths.As a United States Marine sniper in Vietnam, his astonishing accuracy with a rifle earned him the nickname "Bob the Nailer;" twenty years later he was forced to kill again to unravel a brutal conspiracy. Now happily secluded with his wife and young daughter in the Arizona desert, Bob believes all the killing is behind him. Until a young writer, Russ Pewtie, arrives at his door with troubling questions about the past.
Forty years earlier, Swagger's father, a dedicated state trooper, was gunned down by two robbers in a sensational shoot-out just outside of Blue Eye, Arkansas. Faced with Russ' persistence and a desire to make peace with a father he never really knew, Swagger decides to discover what really happened that night long ago in Arkansas. But it soon becomes clear that powerful people don't want the truth uncovered -- and Swagger must use all his combat skills and ruthless cunning just to survive.
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. And with the relentless pace that is Stephen Hunter's trademark, Black Light accelerates to its exhilarating climax -- an explosion of gunfire that blasts open the secrets of two generations.
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Forty years ago, Bob Lee Swagger's father, a state trooper, was killed by two robbers in an Arkansas shoot-out. Now a young writer has arrived at Swagger's door with some penetrating and troubling questions. What really happened that long-ago Arkansas night? The powers that be don't want that question answered, but Swagger, to his surprise, finds that he does -- even if it means having to use his long-abandoned combat skills and cunning to find out. Like the infrared "black light" that exposes a sniper's target in the night, Swagger homes in on the shadowy figures desperate to keep the secret of his father's murder buried.From the Publisher:
"Put on your seat belt--Black Light is a wild ride you won't forget."
--The Chicago Tribune
"Nobody writes action better than Stephen Hunter and Black Light is one of his best...[The] action scenes play like a movie, the plot is intriguing and the writing is top-notch."
"Only a handful of writers today can match Hunter for imagination and the ability to make a reader's adrenaline rush."
--New York Daily News
"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
"One of the most skilled hands in the thriller business. The plot is fast-paced, well-constructed and builds to a pulse-pounding night ambush. . .it should seal his reputation as an author who not only can write bestselling thrillers, but write them exceedingly well. "
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Book Description Arrow Books, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99517914
Book Description Arrow Books, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099517914