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Point of Impact
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Manufacturer: Bantam
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Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 813.54
EAN: 9780553563511
ISBN: 0553563513
Label: Bantam
Manufacturer: Bantam
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 592
Publication Date: 1993-12-01
Publisher: Bantam
Release Date: 1993-11-01
Studio: Bantam

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Editorial Reviews:

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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Summary: Bob Lee Swagger a murderer???
Comment: "Point of Impact" is one of my favorite books and I have read all of Stephen Hunters earlier and later works. They are not all gems for those of you who haven't read them but they are pretty good.
I have been waiting for this movie for years. In the late 1990's the project was supposed to star Tommy Lee Jones but that movie never got made. This movie is pretty faithful to the book with updating for modern times. However, the ending is out of left field and a terrible conclusion. Perhaps this is because through all of the other books about Bob Lee and his father, never once did I feel ashamed of their behavior as I did watching this ending. Shame on Stephen Hunter for allowing this to happen to his story.

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Summary: Hard to put down thanks to a riveting story
Comment: Well written and full of suspense. This is my first Stephen Hunter book, but it won't be my last! The story line is not predictable, in fact you'll be surprised at every turn!

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Summary: Good read
Comment: Worth the buy and read. Significantly better and richer than the movie. There's good reason for the solidly high ratings given to this book.

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Summary: This is a Very Solid Action Thriller
Comment: POINT OF IMPACT is the first novel I've read by Stephen Hunter, the Pulitzer-prize winning film critic for THE WASHINGTON POST. It's a very solid read, esepcially if you're a gun officiado.

This novel in many ways reminds me of the Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child. Bob Lee Swagger, the hero of this novel, is a veteran of the Vietnam War who is also the ultimate loner and tough guy. Swagger finds himself framed for a murder he doesn't commit, and is forced to go on the lam. The rest of the book deals with his efforts to prove his innocence, and take vengenance on the powerful people who set him up.

Hunter is a good writer, and he knows how to write an excellent action scene. Some of the gun fights in POINT OF IMPACT are really impressive. Like most action novels, the plot is unbelievable and much of the characterization is two-dimensional. Hunter also throws in far too much technical information about guns and ballistics -- I personally found all this data rather dry and unncessary to the storyline. Still, after a slow start, this novel becomes quite exciting to read, and Hunter knows how to tell a compelling story with heroes you can root for.

Overall, POINT OF IMPACT is a really good action novel, and I look forward to reading more of Hunter's work.



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Summary: Delighted
Comment: I was delighted by the reading of such a good novel packed with a lot of suspense and actions.
Bob Lee Swagger (also called Bob the Nailer) was a top sniper in the Vietnam war. Stephen Hunter inspired by the biography of Carlos Hathcock depicts a brave man, alone, who looks like Rambo (from "First Blood" by David Morrell). In every book of the saga, we learn to respect Bob Lee Swagger. "Point of Impact" was made into a very good film titled "Shooter". Here the hero comes from Iraq and not Vietnam.
Have a nice time.


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